POLITICIAN

Mongkut

1804 - 1868

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Mongkut (Thai: มงกุฏ; 18 October 1804 – 1 October 1868) was the fourth monarch of Siam (Thailand) under the House of Chakri, titled Rama IV. He ruled from 1851 to 1868. His full title in Thai is Phra Bat Somdet Phra Menthora Ramathibodi Sri Sinthara Mahamakut Phra Mongkut Phra Siam Deva Mahamakut Wittaya Maharaj (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรรามาธิบดีศรีสินทรมหามงกุฎ พระจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว พระสยามเทวมหามกุฏวิทยมหาราช). Outside Thailand, Mongkut is best known as the king in the 1951 musical and 1956 film The King and I, based on the 1946 film Anna and the King of Siam—in turn based on a 1944 novel by an American author about Anna Leonowens' years at his court, from 1862 to 1867, drawn from Leonowens’ memoir.Siam first felt the pressure of Western expansionism during Mongkut's reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mongkut has received more than 1,477,042 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Mongkut is the 1,914th most popular politician (down from 1,479th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Thailand and the 3rd most popular Politician.

Mongkut is most famous for being the king of Thailand from 1851 to 1868.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Mongkut ranks 1,914 out of 15,577Before him are Gelimer, Dom Pérignon, Eadred, Daniel of Galicia, Philippikos Bardanes, and Cleopatra V of Egypt. After him are Alec Douglas-Home, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Quintus Sertorius, and Salome Zourabichvili.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1804, Mongkut ranks 15Before him are Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Franklin Pierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Owen, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, and John Deere. After him are Marie Taglioni, Eugène Sue, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, and Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily. Among people deceased in 1868, Mongkut ranks 6Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Léon Foucault, James Buchanan, August Ferdinand Möbius, and Ludwig I of Bavaria. After him are William T. G. Morton, August Schleicher, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, David Brewster, Mihailo Obrenović, and James Brooke.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Mongkut ranks 3 out of 155Before him are Vajiralongkorn (1952) and Chulalongkorn (1853). After him are Rama I (1736), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Taksin (1734), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), and Emmanuelle Arsan (1932).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Mongkut ranks 3Before him are Vajiralongkorn (1952) and Chulalongkorn (1853). After him are Rama I (1736), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Taksin (1734), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), and Rama III (1788).