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Rama III

1788 - 1851

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Nangklao (Thai: พระบาทสมเด็จพระนั่งเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว, RTGS: Phra Bat Somdet Phra Nangklao Chao Yu Hua; 31 March 1788 – 2 April 1851), birth 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 his predecessor, king Rama II. His mother Sri Sulalai was one of the king's secondary wives. Nangklao was likely designated as heir by his father, his accession was uncontested and smoothly confirmed by the grand council. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rama III has received more than 238,177 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Rama III is the 4,251st most popular politician (down from 3,713th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Thailand (down from 12th 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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Among politicians, Rama III ranks 4,251 out of 15,577Before him are Ferdinand Buisson, Rudolf Slánský, Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Arame of Urartu, Pranab Mukherjee, and Mokjong of Goryeo. After him are Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Zhu Youlang, Władysław I Herman, Emperor Ningzong, Konrad I of Masovia, and Ye Jianying.

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Among people born in 1788, Rama III ranks 17Before him are Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Johan Christian Dahl, Étienne Cabet, and Ranavalona I. After him are Antoine César Becquerel, Mikhail Lazarev, Leopold Gmelin, Carl Reichenbach, Geert Adriaans Boomgaard, and David d'Angers. Among people deceased in 1851, Rama III ranks 15Before him are Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Manuel Godoy, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, and Gaspare Spontini. After him are John James Audubon, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, Mikhail Lazarev, Albert Lortzing, and Leopold, Prince of Salerno.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Rama III ranks 13 out of 155Before him are Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Taksin (1734), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), and Emmanuelle Arsan (1932). After him are Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Rama II of Siam (1767), Naresuan (1555), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923), and Narai (1629).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Rama III ranks 12Before him are Prajadhipok (1893), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Taksin (1734), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), and Prem Tinsulanonda (1920). After him are Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954), Rama II of Siam (1767), Naresuan (1555), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Narai (1629), and Thanom Kittikachorn (1911).