Ananda Mahidol

1925 - 1946

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Ananda Mahidol (Thai: พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหาอานันทมหิดล; RTGS: Ananthamahidon; 20 September 1925 – 9 June 1946), posthumous reigning title Phra Athamaramathibodin (Thai: พระอัฐมรามาธิบดินทร), was the eighth monarch of Siam from the Chakri dynasty as Rama VIII. At the time he was recognised as king by the National Assembly in March 1935, he was a nine-year-old boy living in Switzerland. He returned to Thailand in December 1945, but six months later, in June 1946, he was found shot dead in his bed. Although at first thought to have been an accident, his death was ruled a murder by medical examiners, and three royal pages were later executed following very irregular trials. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ananda Mahidol has received more than 1,379,894 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ananda Mahidol is the 1,456th most popular politician (down from 1,250th in 2019), the 416th most popular biography from Germany (down from 344th in 2019) and the 109th most popular German Politician.

Ananda Mahidol was most famous for being the King of Thailand from June 9, 1946 to June 9, 1948. He was only 10 years old when he became king.

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Among politicians, Ananda Mahidol ranks 1,456 out of 15,710Before him are Vallabhbhai Patel, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, Mentuhotep II, Constantine VIII, Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, and Amaro Pargo. After him are Charles II of Navarre, Naram-Sin of Akkad, Zhao Ziyang, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Haakon the Good, and Yeonsangun of Joseon.

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Among people born in 1925, Ananda Mahidol ranks 29Before him are Angela Lansbury, Giorgio Napolitano, Jack Lemmon, Douglas Engelbart, Pierre Boulez, and Peter Sellers. After him are Robert Edwards, Simon van der Meer, Ernst Happel, Wong Fei-hung, Nílton Santos, and Frantz Fanon. Among people deceased in 1946, Ananda Mahidol ranks 24Before him are Werner von Blomberg, Fritz Sauckel, Karl Haushofer, Gertrude Stein, Draža Mihailović, and Andrey Vlasov. After him are Ferenc Szálasi, László Moholy-Nagy, Manuel de Falla, Amon Göth, Kurt Daluege, and Paul Langevin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ananda Mahidol ranks 416 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich List (1789), Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667), Emile Berliner (1851), Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786), Joachim Peiper (1915), and Bruno of Cologne (1030). After him are Wassily Leontief (1906), Erich Kästner (1899), Jean Paul (1763), Georgy Lvov (1861), Niklas Luhmann (1927), and F. W. Murnau (1888).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Ananda Mahidol ranks 109Before him are Ernst Thälmann (1886), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Carol I of Romania (1839), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Chlodio (393), and Leo von Caprivi (1831). After him are Georgy Lvov (1861), Friedrich Fromm (1888), Robert Ley (1890), Walter Schellenberg (1910), Conradin (1252), and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911).