1555 - 1605

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King Naresuan the Great (Thai: สมเด็จพระนเรศวรมหาราช, RTGS: Somdet Phra Naresuan Maharat, pronounced [sǒm.dèt pʰráʔ nā.rēː.sǔa̯n mā.hǎː.râːt], , Burmese: မဟာ နရဲစွမ်) or Sanphet II (Thai: สรรเพชญ์ที่ ๒, pronounced [sǎn.pʰét thîː sɔ̌ːŋ], Burmese: ဆမ်ဖတ် ၂), (1555/1556 – 25 April 1605) was the 18th monarch of the Ayutthaya Kingdom and 2nd monarch of the Sukhothai dynasty. He was the king of the Ayutthaya Kingdom from 1590 and overlord of Lan Na from 1602 until his death in 1605. Naresuan is one of Thailand's most revered monarchs as he is known for his campaigns to free Ayutthaya from the vassalage of the Taungoo Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naresuan has received more than 462,379 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Naresuan is the 4,631st most popular politician (down from 4,589th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Thailand (down from 16th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Thai Politician.

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Among politicians, Naresuan ranks 4,631 out of 19,576Before him are Suryavarman II, Michel Suleiman, Peter Delyan, Imi Lichtenfeld, Joaquim Chissano, and Sinan Pasha. After him are Shapour Bakhtiar, Teófilo Braga, Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, Zeng Guofan, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, and Zhao Tuo.

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Among people born in 1555, Naresuan ranks 4Before him are Francis, Duke of Anjou, Ludovico Carracci, and Edward Kelley. After him are Konishi Yukinaga, Andreas Libavius, François de Malherbe, Cesare Ripa, Dong Qichang, Johann Arndt, Louise de Coligny, and Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon. Among people deceased in 1605, Naresuan ranks 11Before him are Boris Godunov, Feodor II of Russia, Jean Nicot, Ulisse Aldrovandi, John Davis, and Theodore Beza. After him are Jan Zamoyski, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Cığalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha, Stradanus, Orazio Vecchi, and Marino Grimani.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Naresuan ranks 17 out of 186Before him are Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), Pridi Banomyong (1900), and Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954). After him are Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923), Lisa (1997), Narai (1629), Jacques Vergès (1924), Thanom Kittikachorn (1911), and Michael Michai Kitbunchu (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Naresuan ranks 16Before him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Pridi Banomyong (1900), and Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954). After him are Narai (1629), Thanom Kittikachorn (1911), Mahidol Adulyadej (1892), Birabongse Bhanudej (1914), Nouhak Phoumsavanh (1910), and Samak Sundaravej (1935).