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Vajiravudh

1880 - 1925

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Vajiravudh (1 January 1881 – 26 November 1925) was the sixth king of Siam from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama VI. He reigned from 1910 until his death in 1925. King Vajiravudh is best known for his efforts to create and promote Siamese nationalism. His reign was characterized by Siam's movement further towards democracy and minimal participation in World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vajiravudh has received more than 1,002,422 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Vajiravudh is the 2,362nd most popular politician (up from 3,027th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Thailand and the 9th most popular Thai Politician.

King Vajiravudh is most famous for his efforts to introduce Western-style education in Thailand. He was the first Thai king to have a Western education, and he was the first Thai king to write a book.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Vajiravudh ranks 2,362 out of 19,576Before him are Erich Mielke, Magnus IV of Sweden, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Léon Bourgeois, Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, and Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia. After him are Emperor Shenzong of Song, Omri, John IV Laskaris, Tiberius III, Erich Koch, and Donald Rumsfeld.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1880, Vajiravudh ranks 25Before him are Wilhelm List, Elton Mayo, Paul Ehrenfest, Max Wertheimer, Otto Weininger, and H. L. Mencken. After him are Bruno Taut, Alexander Blok, Kuniaki Koiso, Vojtech Tuka, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, and Michel Fokine. Among people deceased in 1925, Vajiravudh ranks 19Before him are Alexander Friedmann, Mikhail Frunze, Camille Flammarion, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Władysław Reymont, and Léon Bourgeois. After him are George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, Wong Fei-hung, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, and Félix Vallotton.

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In Thailand

Among people born in Thailand, Vajiravudh ranks 9 out of 186Before him are Mongkut (1804), Rama I (1736), Taksin (1734), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), and Prajadhipok (1893). After him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Emmanuelle Arsan (1932), and Pridi Banomyong (1900).

Among POLITICIANS In Thailand

Among politicians born in Thailand, Vajiravudh ranks 9Before him are Mongkut (1804), Rama I (1736), Taksin (1734), Thaksin Shinawatra (1949), Sirikit (1932), and Prajadhipok (1893). After him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram (1897), Prem Tinsulanonda (1920), Rama III (1788), Rama II of Siam (1767), Pridi Banomyong (1900), and Prayut Chan-o-cha (1954).