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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); (Sanskrit: bhūmi·bala atulya·teja - "might of the land, unparalleled brilliance"); 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 the third-longest verified reigning sovereign monarch in world history after King Louis XIV and Queen Elizabeth II, 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. 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 7,394,316 page views. His biography is available in 131 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 126 in 2019). Bhumibol Adulyadej is the 377th most popular politician (down from 319th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from United States (down from 104th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Politician.

Bhumibol adulyadej is most famous for being the King of Thailand. He has held this position since 1946.

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Among politicians, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 377 out of 15,577Before him are Charles IX of France, Dido, Abdulmejid I, Zenobia, Galba, and Alaric I. After him are Francis II of France, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Decius, Willy Brandt, Alcibiades, and Pompey.

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Among people born in 1927, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 8Before him are Gabriel García Márquez, Ferenc Puskás, Olof Palme, Roger Moore, Gina Lollobrigida, and Günter Grass. After him are Sidney Poitier, Samuel P. Huntington, Peter Falk, Vladimir Komarov, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Turgut Özal. Among people deceased in 2016, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 11Before him are Bud Spencer, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Alan Rickman, Debbie Reynolds, and Shimon Peres. After him are Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Dario Fo, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Islam Karimov.

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Among people born in United States, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 111 out of 18,182Before him are Milton Friedman (1912), Rosa Parks (1913), Barack Obama (1961), Nicolas Cage (1964), Gerald Ford (1913), and Douglas MacArthur (1880). After him are Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Jackson Pollock (1912), Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), and Carl Rogers (1902).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Bhumibol Adulyadej ranks 26Before him are Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Bill Clinton (1946), Barack Obama (1961), and Gerald Ford (1913). After him are Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Sitting Bull (1831), John Adams (1735), Herbert Hoover (1874), James Monroe (1758), and James Madison (1751).