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Taksin

1734 - 1782

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King Taksin the Great (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้าตากสินมหาราช, RTGS: Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Maharat, ) or the King of Thonburi (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้ากรุงธนบุรี, RTGS: Somdet Phra Chao Krung Thon Buri; simplified Chinese: 郑昭; traditional Chinese: 鄭昭; pinyin: Zhèng Zhāo; Teochew: Dên Chao; 17 April 1734 – 7 April 1782) was the only king of the Thonburi Kingdom that ruled Thailand from 1767 to 1782. He had been an aristocrat in the Ayutthaya Kingdom and then was a major leader during the liberation of Siam from Burmese occupation after the Second Fall of Ayutthaya in 1767, and the subsequent unification of Siam after it fell under various warlords. He established the city of Thonburi as the new capital, as the city of Ayutthaya had been almost completely destroyed by the invaders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taksin has received more than 676,176 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Taksin is the 2,127th most popular politician (up from 2,941st in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Thailand (up from 8th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Thai Politician.

Taksin was a Thai King who overthrew the old dynasty and established the Thonburi Kingdom. He is most famous for his leadership in the face of the Burmese invasion and the resulting Siamese-Burmese War.

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  • 65.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Taksins by language

Over the past year Taksin has had the most page views in the with 384,380 views, followed by English (93,495), and Chinese (59,605). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Cantonese (255.25%), Hindi (227.33%), and Urdu (76.99%)

Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Taksin ranks 2,127 out of 19,576Before him are Konstantin Päts, François Darlan, August Bebel, Heinrich Brüning, Zhu De, and Alboin. After him are Ebrahim Raisi, Milan I of Serbia, Peroz I, Atia, Taichang Emperor, and Charles Edward Stuart.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1734, Taksin ranks 3Before him are Franz Mesmer, and Maria I of Portugal. After him are François-Joseph Gossec, Sophie of France, Cardinal de Rohan, Anna Göldi, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Grigory Orlov, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, and Joseph Wright of Derby. Among people deceased in 1782, Taksin ranks 5Before him are Daniel Bernoulli, Farinelli, Johann Christian Bach, and Anne Bonny. After him are Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, Pietro Metastasio, Jacques de Vaucanson, Sophie of France, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Anna Göldi, and Ange-Jacques Gabriel.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Taksin ranks 5 out of 186Before him are Vajiralongkorn (1952), Chulalongkorn (1853), Mongkut (1804), and Rama I (1736). After him are Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), and Rama III (1788).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Taksin ranks 5Before him are Vajiralongkorn (1952), Chulalongkorn (1853), Mongkut (1804), and Rama I (1736). After him are Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), Prajadhipok (1893), Vajiravudh (1880), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), and Rama III (1788).