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Bhumibol Adulyadej

1927 - 2016

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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 5,949,313 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 124 in 2019). Bhumibol Adulyadej is the 319th most popular politician (down from 280th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from United States (down from 83rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 319 out of 15,710. Before him are Kangxi Emperor, Gerald Ford, Djoser, Qianlong Emperor, Philip V of Spain, and Tolui. After him are Charles II of Spain, Ahmed II, Haile Selassie, Alcibiades, François Mitterrand, and Charles V of France.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1927, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 6Before him are Pope Benedict XVI, Gabriel García Márquez, Ferenc Puskás, Olof Palme, and Roger Moore. After him are Günter Grass, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Falk, Albert Uderzo, Samuel P. Huntington, and Lawrence Kohlberg. Among people deceased in 2016, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 9Before him are Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, Leonard Cohen, Debbie Reynolds, and Shimon Peres. After him are David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Cesare Maldini, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 104 out of 15,968. Before him are Jesse Owens (1913), Jackson Pollock (1912), Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Joan Baez (1941), and Gerald Ford (1913). After him are Chuck Norris (1940), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Harrison Ford (1942), David Rockefeller (1915), Isadora Duncan (1877), and Jim Morrison (1943).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 25Before him are George H. W. Bush (1924), Joe Biden (1942), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Bill Clinton (1946), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), and Gerald Ford (1913). After him are Sitting Bull (1831), Barack Obama (1961), Woodrow Wilson (1856), John Tyler (1790), Bernie Sanders (1941), and Robert F. Kennedy (1925).