Bhumibol Adulyadej

1927 - 2016

Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; RTGS: Phumiphon Adunyadet; pronounced [pʰūː.mí.pʰōn ʔā.dūn.jā.dèːt] (listen); see full title below; 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987 (officially conferred by King Vajiralongkorn in 2019), was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946, he was the world's longest-reigning current head of state from the death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1989 until his own death in 2016, and is both the second-longest reigning monarch of all time and the longest-reigning monarch to have reigned only as an adult, reigning for 70 years and 126 days. During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha.Forbes estimated Bhumibol's fortune – including property and investments managed by the Crown Property Bureau, a body that is neither private nor government-owned (assets managed by the Bureau were owned by the crown as an institution, not by the monarch as an individual)– to be US$30 billion in 2010, and he headed the magazine's list of the "world's richest royals" from 2008 to 2013 although the same magazine also estimated the worth of the British monarchy triple that of the Thai. In May 2014, Bhumibol's wealth was again listed as US$30 billion.After a period of deteriorating health which left him hospitalized on several occasions, Bhumibol died on 13 October 2016 in Siriraj Hospital. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bhumibol Adulyadej has received more than 5,737,255 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 283rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 280 out of 14,801Before him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Elizabeth of Russia, Sulla, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Ahmed III, and Cardinal Mazarin. After him are Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Raúl Castro, Alaric I, George VI, Orhan, and Willy Brandt.

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Among people born in 1927, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 5Before him are Pope Benedict XVI, Gabriel García Márquez, Ferenc Puskás, and Günter Grass. After him are Olof Palme, Gina Lollobrigida, Roger Moore, Peter Falk, Turgut Özal, Samuel P. Huntington, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. Among people deceased in 2016, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 8Before him are Fidel Castro, Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, Shimon Peres, and Debbie Reynolds. After him are David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Alan Rickman, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

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Among people born in United States, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 83 out of 12,171Before him are James Dean (1931), Patrick Swayze (1952), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Frank Sinatra (1915), Debbie Reynolds (1932), and Kirk Douglas (1916). After him are Chuck Norris (1940), Rosa Parks (1913), Robert Redford (1936), Robin Williams (1951), Edwin Hubble (1889), and Tina Turner (1939).

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Among politicians born in United States, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 21Before him are Richard Nixon (1913), Al Gore (1948), George H. W. Bush (1924), George W. Bush (1946), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), and Woodrow Wilson (1856). After him are Bill Clinton (1946), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Sitting Bull (1831), Barack Obama (1961), Dick Cheney (1941), and Gerald Ford (1913).