Rama III

1788 - 1851

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Phra Bat Somdet Phra Nangklao Chaoyuhua (Thai: พระบาทสมเด็จพระนั่งเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว, RTGS: Phra Bat Somdet Phra Nangklao Chao Yu Hua; 31 March 1788 – 2 April 1851), personal name Thap (Thai: ทับ), also styled Rama III, was the third king of Siam under the House of Chakri, ruling from 21 July 1824 to 2 April 1851. Nangklao was the eldest surviving son of King Rama II. His mother Sri Sulalai was one of Rama II's secondary wives. Nangklao was likely designated as heir by his father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rama III has received more than 288,387 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Rama III is the 3,613th most popular politician (up from 4,194th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Thailand (up from 13th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Thai Politician.

Rama III is most famous for being the king who oversaw the modernization of Siam. He created a new law code, built canals, and established a new capital city.

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Over the past year Rama III has had the most page views in the with 309,910 views, followed by English (39,158), and Chinese (14,197). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Indonesian (155.99%), Swedish (91.75%), and Simple English (81.98%)


Among politicians, Rama III ranks 3,613 out of 19,576Before him are Albert I, Duke of Bavaria, Ashikaga Takauji, Margaret of York, Munmu of Silla, Frederick IV, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Sverre of Norway. After him are Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Shamshi-Adad V, Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, and Emperor Houshao of Han.

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Among people born in 1788, Rama III ranks 13Before him are Jean-Victor Poncelet, Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, and Étienne Cabet. After him are Antoine César Becquerel, Robert Peel, Ranavalona I, Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, Johan Christian Dahl, and Mikhail Lazarev. Among people deceased in 1851, Rama III ranks 15Before him are Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Manuel Godoy, and Gaspare Spontini. After him are Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John James Audubon, Karl Lachmann, Mikhail Lazarev, Albert Lortzing, and Lorenz Oken.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Rama III ranks 12 out of 186Before him are Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), and Prem Tinsulanonda (1920). After him are Rama II of Siam (1767), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Naresuan (1555), and Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Rama III ranks 12Before him are Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), and Prem Tinsulanonda (1920). After him are Rama II of Siam (1767), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Naresuan (1555), Narai (1629), and Thanom Kittikachorn (1911).