1734 - 1782

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King Taksin the Great (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้าตากสินมหาราช, RTGS: Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Maharat, listen ) 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; Vietnamese: Trịnh Quốc Anh 鄭國英; April 17, 1734 – April 7, 1782) was the only King of the Thonburi Kingdom. 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 481,805 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Taksin is the 2,612th most popular politician (down from 1,817th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Thailand (down from 6th in 2019) and the 9th 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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Among politicians, Taksin ranks 2,612 out of 15,710Before him are Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Maria Christina of Austria, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Kiro Gligorov. After him are Nicola Amati, Zhao Gao, Robert IV of Sablé, Abdurrahman Wahid, Huneric, and Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este.

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Among people born in 1734, Taksin ranks 4Before him are Franz Mesmer, Maria I of Portugal, and Wolfgang von Kempelen. After him are François-Joseph Gossec, Grigory Orlov, Joseph Wright of Derby, Sophie of France, Cardinal de Rohan, Anna Göldi, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, and Charles Alexandre de Calonne. Among people deceased in 1782, Taksin ranks 9Before him are Johann Christian Bach, Anne Bonny, Jacques de Vaucanson, Pietro Metastasio, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia. After him are Sophie of France, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Anna Göldi, Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Taksin ranks 9 out of 137Before him are Mongkut (1804), Rama I (1736), Prajadhipok (1893), Sirikit (1932), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), and Vajiravudh (1880). After him are Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), and Pridi Banomyong (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Taksin ranks 9Before him are Mongkut (1804), Rama I (1736), Prajadhipok (1893), Sirikit (1932), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), and Vajiravudh (1880). After him are Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Pridi Banomyong (1900), and Birabongse Bhanudej (1914).