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Rama II of Siam

1767 - 1824

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Phra Phutthaloetla Naphalai (Thai: พระพุทธเลิศหล้านภาลัย, 24 February 1767 or 1768 – 21 July 1824), personal name Chim (Thai: ฉิม), also styled as Rama II, was the second monarch of Siam under the Chakri dynasty, ruling from 1809 to 1824. In 1809, Itsarasunthon succeeded his father Rama I, the founder of Chakri dynasty, as Loetlanaphalai the King of Siam. His reign was largely peaceful, devoid of major conflicts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rama II of Siam has received more than 168,805 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Rama II of Siam is the 4,439th most popular politician (down from 3,936th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Thailand (down from 13th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Thai Politician.

Rama II of Siam is most famous for his reforms that helped to modernize the country. He abolished slavery, reformed the tax system, and made education available to all.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Rama II of Siam ranks 4,439 out of 15,577Before him are Jing Ke, Gaston Thorn, Theodelinda, Andocides, José Gervasio Artigas, and Imi Lichtenfeld. After him are Gitanas Nausėda, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Baldwin II, Margrave of Flanders, Aristides Pereira, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, and Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghuri.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1767, Rama II of Siam ranks 17Before him are Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Nicolas Oudinot, Manuel Godoy, Henri Christophe, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, and Maria Theresa of Austria. After him are Andreas Hofer, Marie of Hesse-Kassel, Jean-Lambert Tallien, Jean-Baptiste Isabey, Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, and Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1824, Rama II of Siam ranks 15Before him are Agustín de Iturbide, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca, Maine de Biran, and Maria Theresia von Paradis. After him are Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès, Friedrich August Wolf, Charles-François Lebrun, Kamehameha II, Joseph Joubert, and Charles Maturin.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Rama II of Siam ranks 15 out of 155Before him are Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), Rama III (1788), and Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954). After him are Naresuan (1555), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923), Narai (1629), Thanom Kittikachorn (1911), and Birabongse Bhanudej (1914).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Rama II of Siam ranks 14Before him are Taksin (1734), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), and Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954). After him are Naresuan (1555), Pridi Banomyong (1900), Narai (1629), Thanom Kittikachorn (1911), Birabongse Bhanudej (1914), and Si Inthrathit (1188).