|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
King BUDDHA YODFA CHULALOK [Chao Phraya
Chakri, Rama I], 1st King of Siam of the Chakri
Dynasty [6.4.1782] - [7.9.1809], born 20th March 1737
in Ayutthaya as Thong Duang, son of Phra Aksorn
Sundara Smiantra; he was granted the name and title of
Somdet Chao Phraya
Maha Kasatseuk by King Taksin in 1776; he took part in
a campaign against Vientiane in 1779 and took a
daughter of King Suriyavong of Vientiane as his
concubine, married (amongst others) (a), HM Queen
Amarindra [née Nak], died 1826, Queen Consort of Siam,
she was raised to the rank and style of Krom Somdet Phra
Amarindramat by her son, and then elevated to Somdet Phra
Rajini by HM King Vajiravudh; married (b),
Chao Chom Waen [née HRH Princess Kamwaen/Kaewkham of
Vientiane], daughter of HM King Bunsan [Suriyavong] of
Vientiane, and his wife, the Princess of Nong
Bualumphu, she became the first Palace Matron of the
Ratanakosin period, overseeing the court ladies and
royal children and was known for her strictness in
governing the royal princes and princesses, married
(c), Chao Chom Manda Thongsuk, daughter of Prince
Inthavong of Laos, married (d), Chao Chom Manda Peng
Yai, and had issue, seventeen sons and twenty five
daughters. He died 7th September 1809 in Bangkok.
- HRH Princess Chimyai (by Queen Amarindra), married
HM King Taksin, King of Siam (at
Thonburi). She died 1779.
- HRH Prince Chim (by Queen Amarindra), he succeeded
as HM King Buddha Loet La Nabhalai (Rama II) (qv)
- HRH Princess Chaemkrachangfaa (by Queen
Amarindra), born 1770, the Kromma Luang
Sisunthornthep, she died 1808.
- HRH Prince Chui [Kromma Luang Maha
Senanurak] (by Queen Amarindra), born 29th March
1773 as Prince Chui, Vice-King of Siam [7.9.1809] –
[16.7.1817] with the style Somdet Phra Bawornrajchao Maha Senanurak,
he was granted the title of Krom Khun
Senanurak, later he was sent by his brother, to
counter the Siamese invasion in 1809, ordered by
King Bodawpaya of Burma to invade Thalang (now
Phuket), married (amongst others), Princess
Samleewan, daughter of HM King Taksin, King of Siam (at
Thonburi), she was executed for treason, and had
issue, forty children. He died 16th July 1817 in
- HSH Prince Pavares, born 1809.
- HRH Prince Raksanaret, died 1848.
- HRH Princess Prapaiwadi (by Queen Amarindra), born
1777, Kromma Luang Thepayawadi. She died
- HRH Prince Kraisorn, died after 1813.
- HRH Prince Maha Sakdi Polsep (by Mom Nui Yai),
17th child, born 21st October 1785 as Prince
Arunotai, Vice-King of Siam [21.7.1824] – [1.5.1832]
with the style Somdet
Phra Bawornrajchao Maha Sakdi Polsep, he
led the Siamese army into Isan to battle with King
Anouvong of Vientiane in 1825, he ordered the
construction of the Baworn Niwet Temple; married
(amongst others), Princess Daravadi, and had issue,
twenty children, the families of Kambhu, Kesara,
Israsakdi, Anujasakdi, and Nandisakdi. He died 1st
May 1832 in Bangkok.
- HRH Prince Paramanuchit Chinorot, 28th child, born
1790, died 1853.
- HRH Princess Kunthon (by Chao Chom Manda
Thongsuk), married HM King Buddha Loet La Nabhalai,
King of Siam (see below).
- HRH Prince Darakara, the Prince Sri Suthep (by
Chao Chom Manda Peng Yai), born 30th June 1792,
the thirty-fourth son of his father, and second son
of his mother, he was created Prince Sri Suthep
during the reign of King Rama III for his
outstanding work at the Royal Handicraft Department,
which oversaw the production of gold and silver
handicrafts as well as other Thai traditional
handicrafts; married and had issue, eight children,
- HRH Princess Montha
- HRH Princess Ubon
HM King BUDDHA
LOETLA NABHALAI [Phra Bat Somdet Phra
Poramenthramaha Isarasundhorn Phra Buddha Loetla
Nabhalai] [Rama II], 2nd King of Siam of the Chakri
Dynasty [7.9.1809] - [21.7.1824] and Vice King of Siam
 - [7.9.1809]; born 24th February 1767 in
Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province, he was a renowned
poet and artist; married (amongst others) (a), Chao Chom Manda
Riem, Princess Consort of Siam, she was raised to the
rank and style of Krom
Somdet Phra Sri Sulalai (HRH Princess Mother
Sri Sulalai), born 1770 in Bangkok, died 1837 in
Bangkok, daughter of Phraya Nonthaburi Sri Maha
Utthayan (Boonchan), and his wife, Pheng, married (b),
Somdet Phra Sri Suriyendra Boroma Rachini (HM Queen)
Sri Suriyendra [née Princess Bunrod], born 1767 as
Princess Bunreod, died 1836, daughter of Chao Krua
Ngern, and his wife, Princess Sri Sudarak (younger
sister of King Rama I), she was posthumously elevated
to the rank and style of Krom Somdet Phra Sri
Suriyendramataya in 1851, married (c), HRH Princess
Kunthon, daughter of HM King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok,
and his concubine, Chao Chom Manda Thongsuk, and had
issue, thirty eight sons and thirty five daughters. He
died 21st July 1824 in Bangkok.
- HRH Prince Tub [HRH Prince Chesda Bondindra or Krom Meun
Jessadabodindra] (by Chao Chom Manda Riem), he
succeeded as HM King Nang Klao (Rama III) (qv)
- HRH Prince Pom (by Sri Sulalai)
- HRH Prince Noo Dam (by Sri Sulalai), 49th child.
- HRH Prince (name
unknown) (by Sri Suriyendra), born 1801,
- HM King Mongkut (Rama IV) (by Sri Suriyendra) (qv)
- HRH Prince Chutamani (by Sri Suriyendra), born 4th
September 1808 at the Old Thonburi Palace in
Bangkok, initially granted the title of Krom Khun
Isaret Rangsan, later styled Phrabat Somdet Phra
Pinklao Chaoyuhua, Commander of the Front
Palace Navy and Second King of Siam [25.5.1851] -
[7.1.1866]; he was known for his fluency of the
English language and was able to play a part in the
negotiation of the Bowring treaty; he maintained his
own private army and a navy of several modern ships,
took great interest in both western and Lao culture,
and was involved in state affairs; married (amongst
others), Princess Consort Aim, daughter of Phraya
Siri Aiyosavak, and had issue, fifty-eight children.
He died 7th January 1866 in Bangkok.
- HRH Prince Bavorn Vichaichan, born 6th April
1838 in Bangkok, educated in the English language
and Modern Sciences, appointed Vice King of Siam
[2.10.1868] - [24.2.1875] and Commander of the
Front Palace Navy 1865/1875; he opposed the
reforms of King Chulalongkorn and on 24th February
1875, he was of all of his powers and forced to
abdicate his title of Vice King; styled Phra Ong Chao
Yodyingyot Prayurayot Bovorn Rachorod Rattana
Rachakumarn 1838/1867, then promoted to Phra Ong Chao
Yodyingyot Prayurayot Krom Muen Bovorn
Vichaichan 1867/1868 and further promoted
to Phra Ong
Chao Yodyingyot Prayurayot Krom Phra Rajawang
Bovorn Vichaichan 1868/1885; he was
awarded the order of Knight of The Most
Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri,
Knight of The Ancient and Auspicious Order of the
Nine Gems and Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of
The Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao;
married (amongst others), Chao Chom Manda
(Princess Consort) Prik Lek, married (b), Mom
Leam, and had issue, twenty-eight children. He
died 28th August 1885 in Bangkok and was cremated
on the field of Sanam Luang on 14th June 1886.
- HSH Prince Karnchananophas Rasmi, the Prince
Chanchai Bovornyod (by Chao Chom Manda), married
and had issue, the Karnchanavichai family.
- HRH Prince Rajani Chamcharas, the Prince
Bidyalongkorn (by Mom Leam), married (amongst
others), HSH Princess (Mom Chao) Barabimalabanna
Vorawan, married (b), HSH Princess Pornpimolpan
Voravarn, and had issue, the Rajani
- HSH Prince (Mom Chao) Bhisadej Rajani (by
Princess Barabimalabanna), born 20th January
1920 in Bangkok, President of the Royal
Projects of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, awarded
the Knight Cross of the Most Illustrious Order
of Chula Chom Klao (First class) on 5th May
1988; married Mom Rajawongse Dajriraj Vorawan,
and has issue.
- Mom Rajawongse (Princess) Dajrabimala
- Mom Rajawongse (Princess) Bhavari Rajani
- Mom Rajawongse (Prince) Dhiradej Rajani
- HSH Princess (Mom Chao) Vibhavadi Rajani (by
Princess Pornpimolpan), born 20th November
1920 in Bangkok, she was educated at the Mater
Dei School, Bangkok; after graduation, she
worked as a secretary for her father, and
began her literary career at a young age;
appointed a Lady-in-waiting to Her Majesty the
Queen when their Majesties went on their first
State Visit abroad in 1960; the last years of
her life were dedicated to rural development
in Southern Thailand under the direction and
sponsorship of HM the King; she was killed by
machine gun fire when insurgents fired on the
helicopter carrying her to Suart Thani; prior
to her royally sponsored cremation at
Ratchabophit temple, on 4th April 1977, in
recognition of her services to the country and
to the people, H.M. the King elevated her to
the rank of Phra Chao Worawongse Ther Phra Ong
Chao (Her Royal Highness) and awarded her the
highest level of the most Illustrious Order of
the House of Chakri, married (as his second
wife), HSH Prince (Mom Chao) Piyarangsit
Rangsit, and had issue (see Rangsit).
She died 16th February 1977 in Surat Thani,
- HRH Prince Wongsadhirajsanid, born 1808.
- HRH Prince Deves
- HRH Prince Pramoj Varachakra (by Amba), 61st
child, born 1817, married and had issue.
- Mom Rajawongse Kamrob Pramoj, married and had
- Mom Luang Seni Pramoj, born 1905.
- Mom Luang Kukrit Pramoj, born 1911.
- HRH Prince Mahamala, born 1819 (by Koontul),
married and had issue.
- Mom Luang Pin Malakul, born 1903.
- Mom Luang Peekdip Malakul, born 1906.
HM King NANG KLAO
[Rama III], 3rd King of Siam of the Chakri Dynasty
[21.7.1824] - [2.4.1851], born 31st March 1788 in
Bangkok, married (amongst others) (a), Chao Chom Manda
Emnoi, married (b), Princess Consort Sap, daughter of
Phra Aksornsombat (Thub), and his wife, Bhong, married
(c), Chao Chom
Manda Thupya, and had issue, twenty two sons
and twenty nine daughters. He died 2nd April
- HRH Prince Siriwongse, the Prince Matayabidaksa
(by Princess Consort Sap), born 1812, married
(amongst others) (a), Mom Noi, married (b), Chew
Kim, daughter of Chew Kuang, and his wife, Taeng,
and had issue. He died 1839.
- Mom Chao Rampoei Siriwongse [HM Queen
Debsirindra or Thepsirintra] (by Mom Noi), Queen
Consort of Siam 1851/1861, born 17th July 1834 in
Bangkok, she was posthumously elevated in 1868 to
the rank and style of Somdet Phra Debsirindra Boroma Rajini
by HM King Chulalongkorn and further elevated to
the rank and style of Somdet Phra Debsirindra Boroma Rajini
by HM King Vajiravudh, married 1853, HM King
Mongkut, King of Siam, and had issue (see below).
She died 9th July 1861 in Bangkok.
- Mom Chao Ying Chae Siriwongse [Phra Ong Chao
Pannarai or Banarai] (by Chew Kim), born 9th May
1838 in Bangkok, Princess Consort of Siam, she
assumed the position as the senior queen after the
death of her sister in 1861, although she was not
elevated to the rank of queen, she ruled over the
court ladies and her position as a queen was
observed during various banquets for foreign
emissaries, she was raised to the rank of Phra Ong Chao
in 1900, married 1853, HM King Mongkut, King of
Siam, and had issue (see below). She died 22nd
June 1914 in Bangkok.
- HRH Prince Kanechara, Prince Amarendra Bodindra
- HRH Prince Ladavalya [Prince Bhumindra Bhakdi],
married (amongst others) (a), Mom Chin, and had
- HSH Princess Bua Ladavalya, born 28th November
1847, died 15th October 1901.
- HSH Princess Piu Ladavalya, born 26th January
1855, died 21st July 1887.
- HSH Princess Sai Ladavalya, born 4th September
1863, died 24th June 1929.
- HSH Princess Ubolratana Narinaka, the Princess
Akaravorarajgalya (by Chao Chom Manda
Emnoi), married HM King Chulalongkorn, King
of Siam, and had issue (see below).
- HSH Prince Chai Ladavalya, married and had
- Mom Rajawongse (Princess) Chiat Ladavalya,
born 30th October 1873, died 30th June 1958.
- HSH Prince Perm Ladavalya
- Mom Rajawongse (Princess) Sadab Ladavalya,
born 6th March 1891, died 30th June 1983.
- HSH Princess Lamom (by Chao Chom Manda Thupya),
born 8th March 1818 as the twenty-sixth child of her
father and the second child of her mother, she was
elevated in rank and style to HRH Princess
Sudaratana when she became the tutor of HM King
Chulalongkorn, teaching him customs and cultures of
the royal court as well as that of Siam, she died in
- Phra Ong Chao (HRH Prince) Lakhananukun, married
Princess Ngiw, and had issue.
- Mom Chao Soamanas Vadhnavadi [Somdet
Phranangchao Soamanat Vadhanavadi], Princess
Consort of Siam, born 21st December 1834 in
Bangkok, raised to the rank and style of Phra Ong
Chao by HM King Nangklao, married 28th May 1851,
HM King Mongkut, King of Siam, and had issue, one
son. She died 10th October 1852 in Bangkok.
HM King MONGKUT
[Rama IV], 4th King of Siam of the Chakri Dynasty
[3.4.1851] - [1.10.1868], born 18th October 1804,
Crowned on 25th May 1851, he was an enlightened
monarch, he learnt the English language, which enabled
him to read books on modern science, geography,
history and mathematics; he negotiated the Bowring
Treaty of 1855, which was a treaty of commerce and
friendship with Britain, which imposed concessions on
Thailand that limited tariffs on trade and granted
extra-territorial rights to the British; he also
established other Bowring-type treaties with the
United States, France, Denmark, Holland, Portugal,
Belgium, Norway, Prussia, Sweden and Italy, married
(amongst others), married 1stly, Chao Chom Manda Noi,
married (a), 1851, HM Queen Debsirindra, daughter of
HRH Prince Mataya Bikasha (see above), married (b), Chao Khun Chom Manda
Piam [HRH Princess Piyamavadi Sri Bajarindra Mata],
the Royal Consort to HM King Mongkut, born 5th March
1838 in Bangkok, died 3rd April 1904 in Bangkok,
daughter of Luang (Lord) Asa Samdaeng (Tang
Suchritakul), and his wife, Thao (Dame) Sucharit
Dhamrong (Nag Suchritakul), she was elevated to the
rank and style of Somdej Phra Piyamavadi Sri
Bajarindra Mata by grandson King Rama VI on his
accession, married (c), Mom Hoon, married (d), Mom
Klin, married (e), 1851, HH Princess Pannarai,
daughter of HRH Prince Siriwongse, the Prince
Matayabidaksa, and his wife, Mom Chew Kim, married
(f), Princess Soamanas Vadhnavadi, Princess Consort of
Siam, born 21st December 1834 in Bangkok, died 10th
October 1852 in Bangkok, daughter of Prince
Lakhananukun (see above), and his wife, Princess Ngiw,
married (g), Mom Pueng Indravimala, daughter of In
Indravimala, and had issue. He died 1st October 1868.
- HRH Prince Nopawongse, Kromma Muen (The Prince) Mahesuan
Sihavilas (by Chao Chom Manda Noi), born 6th March
1823, married and had issue, the Nopawongse Na Ayudhya
family. He died 25th July 1867.
- HRH Prince Supradist, the Prince Vishnunath
Nipadhorn (by Chao Chom Manda Noi), born 1824, died
soon after 1862.
- Somdet Chaofa (HRH Prince) Soamanas (by Princess
Soamanas Vadhnavadi), died in August 1852.
- HM King Chulalongkorn [Rama V] (by HM Queen
- HRH Prince Krisda Bhiniharn (by Mom Klin), born
1855, Prince Nares Varariddhi; married and had
issue, the Kritakara
- HRH Princess Kannikakaew, Krom Khun
Kattiyakalaya (by HH Princess Pannarai), born 1855,
- HRH Prince Chaturanta Rasmi Chakrabandhu (by HM
Queen Debsirindra), born 1856, Prince
Chakrabardibongse; married and had issue, the Chakrabandhu
family. He died 1910.
- HRH Prince Unakan Ananta Norajaya (by Princess
- HRH Prince Devan Udayawongse, The Prince
Devawongse I Varoprakarn (by Princess Piyamavadi),
forty second child, born 27th November 1858 in
Bangkok; he served as the second Foreign Minister of
Siam 1881/1923; married 1stly, Mom Yai Devakula na
Ayudhaya (née Yai Sucharitakul), married 2ndly, Mom
Baab Devakula na Ayudhaya, married 3rdly, Mom Lamai
Devakula na Ayudhaya, married 4thly, Mom Poon
Devakula na Ayudhaya, married 5thly, Mom Chan
Devakula na Ayudhaya, married 6thly, Mom Aob
Devakula na Ayudhaya (née Ob Amatayakul), married
7thly, Mom Phook Devakula na Ayudhaya (née Puk
Chanthasen/Chandrasen), and had issue, forty
children, the Devakul
family. He died 28th June 1923 in Bangkok.
- Field Marshall HRH Prince Bhanurangsi
Savangwongse, the Prince Bhanubandhu Vongsevoradej
(by HM Queen Debsirindra), born 11th January 1859 in
Bangkok, he held a number of posts in the Siam
government, including the post of Commander-in-Chief
of the Royal Siamese Army, but he is best remembered
as the founder of the Thai postal service; married
and had issue, the Bhanubandhu
family. He died 13th June 1928 in Bangkok.
- HRH Prince Sommot (by Mom Hoon), born 1860,
married and had issue, the Svastikul
family. He died 1915.
- HM Queen Sunanda Kumariratana (by Princess
Piyamavadi), born 10th November 1860, married HM
King Chulalongkorn, and had issue, one daughter. She
died 31st May 1880.
- HRH Princess Sukhumala Marasri (by Chao Khun Chom
Manda Samli), born 10th May 1861 in the Grand
Palace, Bangkok, the fifty second child of her
father, raised to the rank of Princess Consort in
1881, and then again in 1910 to the rank and style
of HM Queen Sukhumala Marasri, Royal Consort of HM
King Chulalongkorn, married 1876, HM King
Chulalongkorn, and had issue (see below).
- HRH Prince Voravarnakara (by Mom Klin), born 1861,
Prince Naradhib I Prabhanhabongse; married and had
issue, the Voravarn
- HRH Prince Disuankumaan, the Prince Damrong
Rajanubhab (by Chao Ghom Manda Choom), born 21st
June 1862 in Bangkok as Phra Ong Chao Disuankumaan
(HRH Prince Disuankumaan), the fifty seventh child
of his father, educated in Thai and Pali by private
tutors and in English at the Royal School; he was
given posts in the royal administration at an early
age, becoming the commander of the Royal Pages'
Bodyguard Regiment in 1880; after several years
working in building army schools as well as
modernizing the army in general he became the deputy
commander-in-chief of the army in 1887, he was
appointed Minister of Education the same year, then
Minister of the North in 1892 (it was changed to the
Ministry of the Interior in 1894), as minister, he
completely overhauled the provincial administration,
and also introduced the formal education of
administrative staff; he resigned from his post at
the ministry in 1915 and later proposed to the King
the founding of the Royal Institute to look after
the National Library and the museums, becoming its
first President; he was granted the title and rank
Phrachao Boromawongse Ther Kromaphraya Damrong
Rajanubhab by King Prajadhipok in
recognition to his works; he is credited as the
father of Thai history, the education system, the
health system (the Ministry of Health was originally
a department of the Ministry of the Interior) and
the provincial administration; on the centenary of
his birth in 1962, he became the first Thai to be
included in the UNESCO list of the world's most
distinguished persons; he was author of many books
in Thai, including two English translations, viz. Our Wars with the
Burmese: Thai-Burmese Conflict 1539-1767
through Burma in 1936: A View of the Culture,
History and Institutions; married and had
issue, the Disakul
family. He died 1st December 1943 in Bangkok.
- Somdech Phra Sri Savarindira Boromma Raja Devi (HM
Queen) Savang Vadhana (by Princess Piyamavadi),
Princess Consort of Siam 1878/1880 and Queen Consort
of Siam 1880/1910, born 10th September 1862 in the
Grand Palace, Bangkok, she was raised to the rank
and style of Somdech Phra Phan Vasa Ayyika Chao (HM
the Queen Grandmother) in 1935; married 1876, HM
King Chulalongkorn, King of Siam, and had issue (see
below). She died 17th December 1955 in Bangkok and
her ashes are interred in the Royal Cemetery at Wat
- HRH Princess Napaporn (by Chao Khun Chom Manda
- HRH Prince Chitcharoen, Krom Phraya Narisara Nuvadtivongs
(by HH Princess Pannarai), born 1863, married 1stly,
Mom Rajawongse Plerm Siriwongse, married 2ndly, Mom
Rajawongse Toh Ngonrod, married 3rdly, Malai
Savettamr, and had issue, nine children, the Chitrabongse
family. He died 11th March 1947.
- HM Queen Saowabha Phongsri (by Princess
Piyamavadi), born 1st January 1864, married HM King
Chulalongkorn, and had issue. She died 20th October
- HRH Prince Svasti Sobhon, the Prince Svasti
Vatanavisishta (by Princess Piyamavadi), thirty
seventh son, born 1865, married (amongst others),
his step-sister, HSH Princess Abha Barni Gaganang,
daughter of HRH Prince Gaganang Yugol (see below),
and his wife, Mom Sun Gaganang Na Ayudhya, and had
issue, the Svastivatana
family. He died 1935.
- HSH Princess Rambhai Barni Svastivatana, Queen
Consort of Siam [25.11.1925] – [2.3.1935], born
20th December 1904, educated at the Rajini School,
on her marriage, she was elevated to the rank and
style of HSH Princess Rambhai Barni, Royal Consort
to HRH Prince Prajadhipok, Prince of Sukhothai,
she became Somdet
Phra Nang Chao Ramphaiphanni Phra Borommarachini
(HM Queen) on 25th November 1925, and was crowned
Queen on 25th February 1926, after her husband's
abdication, she was styled HM Queen Dowager for
the remainder of her life; she shared her
husband's life in England and after her husband's
death she became involved in politics, and during
WWII she used her connections to assist students
in organising a resistance movement against the
Japanese, she assisted the Free Thai movement
through fund raising and lobbying influential
Ministers; she returned to Thailand in 1949 and
continued to carry out many official duties on
behalf of the new King; married 26th August 1918,
HM King Prajadhipok, King of Siam. She died sp on 22nd
May 1984 and was cremated on 8th April 1985 at
Sanam Luang in front of the Grand Palace in
- HRH Prince Jayanta Mongol, the Prince Mahisara
Rajaharudaya (by Mom Hoon), thirty eight son, born
1866, married and had issue, the Jayanta family.
- HRH Prince Gaganang Yugol, the Prince
Bijitprijakara (by Mom Pueng), married Mom Sun
Gaganang Na Ayudhya, and had issue.
- HSH Princess Abha Barni Gaganang, married (her
step-brother), HRH Prince Svasti Sobhon, and had
issue (see above).
HM King CHULALONGKORN
[Rama V], 5th King of Siam of the Chakri Dynasty
[1.10.1868] - [23.10.1910], born 20th September 1853
in Bangkok, a worthy successor to his father, he
undertook many reforms, the most famous of which, was
the abolition of slavery (he pronounced every person
born during his reign free), and took steps to
liberate the present slaves by creating incentives for
their owners; he expanded the communication and
transportation system by building the first railroad,
post and telegraph services; he also established a
variety of public utilities, and improved health and
educational standards for the public; he developed
criminal and civil courts, a police force, hospitals,
universities and a teacher’s college; married 153
wives, including (a), HM Queen Saowabha Phongsri, born
1st January 1864, died 20th October 1919, daughter of
HM King Mongkut, and his wife, Piamavadi Sri
Bajarindra Mata, married (b), HM Queen Savang Vadhana,
born 10th September 1862, died 17th December 1955,
daughter of HM King Mongkut, and his wife, Piamavadi
Sri Bajarindra Mata, married (c), HM Queen Sunanda
Kumariratana, born 10th November 1860, died 31st May
1880, daughter of HM King Mongkut, and his wife,
Piamavadi Sri Bajarindra Mata, married (d), HM Queen
Sukhumala Marasri, daughter of HM King Mongkut,
married 22nd, Chao Chom Manda Nueng (née Mom
Rajawongse Nueng Snidvongs), married (e), HSH Princess
Ubolratana Narinaka, the Princess Akaravorarajgalya,
daughter of Prince Ladavalya, the Prince
Bhumindrabhakdi, and his wife, Mom Chin, and had
issue, thirty-three sons and forty-four daughters. He
died 23rd October 1910.
HM King MAHA VAJIRAVUDH [Rama
VI], 6th King of Siam of the Chakri Dynasty
[23.10.1910] - [26.11.1925], born 1st January 1881 in
Bangkok, Prince of Debdavaravadi [cr.1889]; married
1stly, 27th October 1921, Phra Sucharit Suda Pruang
Sucharitakul, born 13th November 1895, died 6th March
1982, elder daughter of Chao Phraya Sudharm Montri [Pluem
Sucharitakul], and his wife, Kimlai Tejakambuja,
married 2ndly, 1st January 1922, HM Queen Indrasakdi
Sachi (Prabai Sucharitakul), born 10th June 1902 in
Bangkok, died 30th November 1975 in Bangkok, younger
daughter of Chao
Phraya Sudharm Montri [Pluem Sucharitakul],
and his wife, Kimlai Tejakambuja, she was later
demoted to the rank of Princess Consort, married
3rdly, 27th August 1922, HRH Princess Laksmi Lavan
Voravan, born 3rd July 1899, died 29th August 1961,
daughter of HRH Prince Voravarnakara [Prince Naradhib
I Prabhanhabongse (see above)], married 4thly, 10th
August 1924 at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Phra Nang Chao
Suvadhana [née Kreuakaew Abhayavongsa], born 15th
April 1905 in Bangkok, died 10th October 1985 at
Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, daughter of Phraya
Abhaiyabhupesa [Lueam Abhaiwongse], and his wife, Lek
Bunnag, she was elevated to the rank of minor consort
in April 1924, renamed Suvadhana, and was later
married the same year and raised to the rank of Royal
High Consort Suvadhana, when she was pregnant she was
further elevated to the rank and style of HRH Princess
Suvadhana, Princess Consort on 11th October 1925 and
further elevated to the rank and style of HRH Princess
Suvadhana, Royal Consort of HM King Vajiravudh on 16th
November 1925, she and her daughter emigrated to the
U.K. in 1938, and during WWII the Princess volunteered
for the British Red Cross, donating winter clothes and
equipment to British soldiers, she later received a
letter of recommendation from the organization, they
returned to Thailand permanently in 1957, and built
the Ruenruedi Villa Palace, in her later years she
carried out many royal duties and became patron of
many charitable organizations, and had issue, one
daughter. He died 26th November 1925 in Bangkok.
- HRH Princess Phong Prabai, born 19th December
1867, died 11th March 1942.
- HRH Princess Srivilaya Laksana, born 24th July
1868, died 26th October 1904.
- HRH Prince Isarawongse Vorarajakumarn, born 4th
September 1870, died 5th June 1872.
- HRH Princess Voralaksanavadi, born 12th June 1872,
died 18th August 1926.
- HRH Prince (unnamed),
13th June 1872, died 13th June 1872.
- HRH Princess Acharabarni Rajakanya, born 7th July
1872, died 16th November 1910.
- HRH Princess Chudharatana Rajakumari, born 17th
December 1872, died 31st May 1950.
- HRH Princess Chandra Saradavarn, The Princess of
Bichitra [cr.1905], born 15th April 1873, died 21st
- HRH Princess Arabindhu Benyabhag, born 27th April
1873, died 26th January 1936.
- HRH Princess Suvabaktra Vilayabarn, born 2nd May
1873, died 30th July 1930.
- HRH Princess Yaovamalaya Narumala Sabasakon
Phra Chao Boromwongse Ther Chao Fa Yaovamalaya
Narumala Krom Khun Sawankalok Laksanavadi]
(by Princess Ubolratana), born 4th June 1873 in the
Grand Palace, Bangkok, she was granted the style and
title of HRH the Princess of Sawankalok [Krom Khun Sawankalok
Laksanavadi] on 21st May 1905 as well as
the rank of Krom Khun, the 4th level of the Krom
ranks, she was made Dame of The Most Illustrious
Order of the Royal House of Chakri and Dame Cross of
the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao (First
class) on 26th November 1893; appointed Executive
Vice-President of the Red Unalom Society (later Thai
Red Cross Society), she died 3rd July 1909 in
- HRH Prince Kitiyakara Voralaksana, born 8th June
1874, Prince of Chandaburi [cr.1902]; married 1stly,
21st May 1895, HSH Princess Apsara Samarn Devakul,
born 21st October 1877, died 4th May 1939, daughter
of HRH Prince Devan Udayawongse (see above), married
2ndly, Mom Chon Vijayabhaya, died 29th December
1924, married 3rdly, Mom Laong Vijayabhaya, born
April 1882, died 7th May 1961, married 4thly, Mom
Chan Induketu, born 1893, died 10th November 1922,
married 5thly, Mom Lamiad Plianprayura, born October
1896, died 5th August 1981, and had issue, the Kitiyakara
family. He died 27th April 1931.
- HRH Prince Nabhanga Nibaddhabongse, born 8th
August 1874, died 17th September 1876.
- HRH Prince Rabi Badhanasakdi, born 21st October
1874, Prince of Rajaburi [cr.1899]; married 1stly,
1896, HH Princess Orabaddha Prabai Chakrabandhu,
born 30th May 1880, died 16th July 1930, daughter of
HRH Prince Chaturanta Rasmi Chakrabandhu (see
above), married 2ndly, Mom Orn, born about 1877,
died 4th May 1935, married 3rdly, Mom Daeng, died
about 1939, married 4thly, 10th November 1918, Mom
Rajawongse Saanga Pramoja, born 19th February 1898,
died 1st February 1976, daughter of HH Prince Gamrob
Pramoj, and had issue, the Rabibadhana
family. He died 7th August 1920.
- HRH Prince Pravitra Vadhanodom, born 27th May
1875, married 1stly, 4th December 1905, Mom Juen
Kalyanamitra, born 5th June 1885, died 27th
September 1934, elder daughter of Chao Phraya
Surasih Visishthasakdi, married 2ndly, Mom Joy
Kalyanamitra, born 7th August 1890, died 28th
September 1971, younger daughter of Chao Phraya
Surasih Visishthasakdi, and had issue, the Pravitra family.
He died 9th December 1919.
- HRH Princess Bandharavarna Varobhas, born 25th
November 1875, died 15th May 1891.
- HRH Prince Chirapravati Voradej, born 7th November
1876, Prince of Nakorn Jaisri [cr.1900], married
1stly, 12th August 1898, HSH Princess Pravas Svasti
Sonakul, born 25th December 1883, died 11th December
1902, daughter of HRH Prince Sonabandhit (see
above), married 2ndly, 28th April 1904, HSH Princess
Sumornmalya Sonakul, born 14th April 1888, died 22nd
February 1940, daughter of HRH Prince Sonabandhit
(see above), and had issue, the Chirapravati
family. He died 4th February 1914.
- HRH Princess Beatrice Badra Yuvadi, born 5th
December 1876, died 30th September 1913.
- HRH Princess Suddhadibya Ratana (by HM Queen
Sukhumala Marasri), born 14th September 1877,
Princess of Sri Ratana Kosindra [cr.1903]; died 2nd
- HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajirunhis (by HM Queen
Savang Vadhana), born 27th June 1878 in Bangkok, he
was the first Crown Prince of the Chakri Dynasty of
Siam and was styled from 14th January 1886 as Somdet Phra
Boromma-orasathirat Chao Fa Maha Vajirunhis
Sayammakutrajakuman. He died of typhoid on
4th January 1895 in Bangkok.
- HRH Prince Karnabhorn Bejraratana (by HM Queen
Sunanda Kumariratana), born 12th August 1878, died
31st May 1880.
- HRH Princess Bahurad Manimaya (by HM Queen
Saowabha Phongsri), born 19th December 1878, died
27th August 1887.
- HRH Princess Charoen Sri Jonmayu, born 31st March
1879, died 24th December 1916.
- HRH Princess (unnamed),
13th June 1879, died 13th June 1879.
- HRH Prince Isariyalongkorn (by HM Queen Savang
Vadhana), born 4th September 1879, died 25th
- HRH Princess Praves Varasamaya, born 2nd December
1879, died 31st May 1944.
- HRH Prince (unnamed),
31st May 1880, died 31st May 1880.
- HRH Prince Abhakara Kiartiwongse, born 19th
December 1880, Prince of Jumborn [cr.1904]; married
1stly, 28th February 1901, HSH Princess Dibya
Sambandhu Bhanubandu, born 17th May 1885, died 26th
July 1908, daughter of HRH Prince Bhanurangsi
Savangwongse Bhanubandhu (see above), married 2ndly,
Mom Kim, born 22nd December 1886, died 27th May
1963, married 3rdly, Mom Chalaem, born 27th March
1888, died 6th July 1976, married 4thly, Mom Mian
Bhakdi, born 15th January 1891, died 31st October
1974, daughter of Luang Brahma Bhakdi, married
5thly, Mom Joy Vichitranuja, born November 1890,
died 30th January 1974, married 6thly, Mom Chaem
Bhakdi, born 16th July 1894, died 29th March 1962,
daughter of Luang Brahma Bhakdi, and had issue, the
family. He died 19th May 1923.
- HM King Maha Vajiravudh [Rama VI] (by HM Queen
Saowabha Phongsri) (qv)
- HRH Princess Vichitra Chiraprabha (by HM Queen
Savang Vadhana), born 21st April 1881, died 15th
- HRH Princess Sasibongse Prabai, born 26th April
1881, died 31st May 1934.
- HRH Princess (unnamed),
10th June 1881, died 11th June 1881.
- HRH Prince Paribatra Sukhumbandhu (by HM Queen
Sukhumala Marasri), born 29th June 1881, Prince of
Nakorn Savarn [cr.1901]; married 1stly, 17th August
1903, HSH Princess Prasongasom Jayanta, born 12th
December 1886, died 21st June 1956, daughter of HRH
Prince Jayanta Mongol, married 2ndly, Sombandhu
Palakawongse, born 29th November 1905, died 8th
February 1980, and had issue, the Paribatra
family. He died 18th January 1944.
- HRH Princess Bismaya Bimalasatya, born 20th
December 1881, died 6th February 1937.
- HRH Prince Purachatra Jayakara, The Prince of
Kambaengbejra [cr.1906], born 23rd January 1882,
married 1stly, 16th November 1904, HRH Princess
Prabhavasiddh Narumala Chakrabandhu, born 11th June
1885, died 15th February 1963, daughter of HRH
Prince Chaturanta Rasmi Chakrabandhu (see above),
married 2ndly, Chao Ladakham Na Chiang Mai, born 7th
December 1896, died 15th June 1984, daughter of
Prince (Chao Rajawongse) Noi Lao Kaew na Chiang Mai
and grand-daughter of Phra Chao Inda Varoros
Suriyawongse, King of Chiang Mai, married 3rdly, Mom
Bian Suragupta, born 1st September 1899, died 14th
July 1938, married 4thly, Mom Phuad Peungrakwongse,
born 1906, died March 1984, married 5thly, Mom
Buaphuad Indrasuta, died 5th April 1911, married
6thly, Mom Chamlong Jalanugraha, born 8th September
1913, died about 1968, married 7thly, Mom Euam
Arundat, born 1909, died 16th February 1948, and had
issue, the Chatrajaya
family. He died 14th September 1936.
- HRH Prince Tribej Rutamadhamrong (by HM Queen
Saowabha Phongsri), born 8th February 1882, died
22nd November 1887.
- HRH Prince Sommatiwongse Varodaya, The Prince of
Sri Dharmaraj [cr.1892] (by HM Queen Savang
Vadhana), born 9th June 1882, died 17th June 1899.
- HRH Prince Benbadhanabongse, The Prince of Bijaya
[cr.1908], born 13th September 1882, married 1stly,
30th October 1903, HSH Princess Varna Vilaya
Kritakara, born 1st August 1888, died 20th December
1933, daughter of HRH Prince Krisda Bhiniharn (see
above), married 2ndly, Mom Thiem Gajaseni, born
November 1890, died 24th April 1964, and had issue,
family. He died 11th November 1909.
- HRH Princess Ornonga Argayuba, born 27th October
1882, died 20th February 1883.
- HRH Prince Chakrabongse Bhuvanath,
The Prince of Bisnulok [cr.1892] (by HM Queen
Saowabha Phongsri), born 3rd March 1883, married
1stly, 12th February 1906, Ekaterina Ivanovna
Catherine), born 9th May 1886, died 3rd January
1960, married 2ndly, HSH Princess Javalit
Obhas Rabibadhana (see Rabibadhana
family), born 11th February 1904, died 18th June
1932, daughter of HRH Prince Rabi
Badhanasakdi, and his wife, Mom Orn, and had issue.
He died 13th June 1920.
- HRH Prince Chula Chakrabongse, born 28th March
1908, married 30th September 1938, Elisabeth
Elisabeth], born 29th November 1915, died 27th
November 1971, and had issue. He died 30th
- Mom Rajawongse (Princess) Narisara
Chakrabongse, born 2nd August 1956 in London,
married 1stly (div.), Allen Levy, married 2ndly,
Kausvasti Svastivatana Tomson, son of Gary
Thomson, and his wife, Mom Rajawongse Sai Svasti
Svastivatana (see Svastivatana family), and has
- Chulachak Chakrabongse (by 1st
- Bhusvasti Chakrabongse (by 2nd
- HRH Prince Yugala Dighambara, The Prince of
Lopburi [cr.1892], born 17th March 1883, married
22nd November 1907, HRH Princess Chalermkhetra
Mangala Bhanubandhu, born 10th March 1893, died 23rd
January 1957, daughter of HRH Prince Bhanurangsi
Savangwongse Bhanubandhu (see above), and had issue,
family. He died 8th April 1932.
- HRH Prince Vudhijaya Chalermlabh, The Prince of
Singha [cr.1912], born 5th December 1883, married
1stly, 1st March 1906, HSH Princess Brahma Braobarna
Diskul, born 9th December 1888, died 4th September
1924, daughter of HSH Prince Damrong Rajanubharb
(see above), married 2ndly, Mom Prabandha Jatarung,
born 4th March 1909, died 27th December 1983, and
had issue, the Vudhijaya
family. He died 18th October 1947.
- HRH Princess Valaya Alongkorn, The Princess of
Bejraburi (by HM Queen Savang Vadhana), born 16th
April 1884, died 15th February 1939.
- HRH Prince Dilok Nabarath, The Prince of Sarn,
born 3rd May 1884, died 12th January 1913.
- HRH Princess Nabhachorn Chamras Sri, born 5th May
1884, died 31st August 1889.
- HRH Prince Suriyong Prayurabandhu, born 29th July
1884, Prince of Jaya [cr.1914]; married 1stly, about
1906, Mom Juen Bunnag, born about 1887, died 25th
March 1925, married 2ndly, Mom Chong, died about
1968, married 3rdly, Mom Renée Fusco, born 10th
August 1896, died 3rd December 1979, married 4thly,
Mom Sawong, born about 1898, died in June 1965,
married 5thly, Mom Reni Fusco, born 1899, died
1934/1935, and had issue, the Suriyong
family. He died 2nd May 1919.
- HRH Princess Yaovabha Bhonghsanids (by Chao Chom
Manda Nueng), born 28th August 1884, died 13th June
- HRH Princess Oraprabandha Rambai, born 7th July
1885, died 25th May 1933.
- HRH Princess Malini Nobhadara, The Princess of Sri
Sajanalaya, born 31st July 1885, died 26th December
- HRH Princess Prabha Barnbilaya (twin), born 13th
August 1885, died 8th September 1948.
- HRH Princess Prabai Barnbilas (twin), born 13th
August 1885, died 17th November 1886.
- HRH Prince Rangsit Prayurasakdi, Prince of
Jainad/Chainat [cr.1922] (by Chao Chom Manda Nueng);
born 12th November 1885 in Bangkok, styled Somdej Phra Chao
Boromawongse Ther Krom Phraya Jainad Narendhorn;
married 28th August 1912 in London, Mom Elisabeth
Rangsit na Ayudhaya (née Scharnberger), born 15th
September 1892, died 29th September 1973, and had
issue, the Rangsit
family. He died 7th March 1951 in Bangkok.
- HRH Prince Siriraj Kakudhabhandha (by HM Queen
Saowabha Phongsri), born 27th November 1885, died
31st May 1887.
- HRH Princess Nibha Nobhadol, The Princess of
Udong, born 4th December 1886, died 29th January
- HRH Princess Komala Saovamarl, born 19th September
1887, died 19th April 1890.
- HRH Princess (unnamed),
13th December 1887, died 13th December 1887.
- HRH Princess Sirabhorn Sobhon (by HM Queen Savang
Vadhana), born 19th July 1888, died 28th May 1898.
- HRH Prince Khechorn Chirapradishtha, born 23rd
July 1888, died 7th October 1888.
- HRH Prince Samaya Vudhivarodom, born 13th
September 1888, died 9th December 1889.
- HRH Prince Isriyabhorn, born 21st October 1888,
died 22nd September 1892.
- HRH Princess Adorn Dibyanibha, born 21st April
1889, died 23rd March 1958.
- HRH Prince Asdang Dejavudh (by HM Queen Saowabha
Phongsri), born 12th May 1889, married Than Puying
(Grand Dame) Paew Snidvongsseni. He died 9th
- HRH Princess Vimala Naganabisi, born 2nd October
1889, died 21st February 1893.
- HRH Princess Abbhantri Paja, born 31st October
1889, died 18th February 1935.
- HRH Princess Adisaya Suriyabha, born 14th February
1890, died 27th January 1963.
- HRH Princess Dibyalangkarn, born 17th January
1891, died 4th June 1932.
- HRH Princess Suchitra Bharani, born 6th February
1891, died 26th October 1918.
- HRH Princess Varpi Busbakara, born 25th June 1891,
died 15th December 1982.
- HRH Prince Mahidol Adulyadej, the Prince of
Songkhla (by HM Queen Savang Vadhana), born 1st
January 1892 in Bangkok, married 10th September 1920
in Bangkok, HRH Princess Sangvalya Jukramol, born
21st October 1900 in Thon Buri, died 18th July 1995,
granted the titles of Somdej Phra Sri Nakarindra Baromraj
Chonni Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromrajajoni,
and had issue. He died 24th September 1929.
- HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, born 6th May 1923
in London, married (as his second wife), 24th
September 1969, HH Prince Varananda Dhavaj (see
- HM King Ananda Mahidol [Rama VIII] (qv)
- HM King Bhumbibhol Adulyadej [Rama IX] (qv)
- HRH Prince Anusara Siriprasadhana, born 21st
February 1892, died 6th May 1900.
- HRH Princess Lavard Varaonga, born 30th March
1892, died 5th December 1893.
- HRH Prince Chudadhuj Dharadilok (by HM Queen
Saowabha Phongsri), born 5th July 1892, married
1stly, Mom Laor Sirisambandha, born 9th May 1907,
married 2ndly, Mom Ravi Kayananda, born 16th October
1904, married 3rdly, 25th August 1922, HSH
Princess Bunchiradara Jumbala, born 10th
August 1897, died 19th March 1980, daughter of
Prince Jumbala Sombhoj [Sarnbasiddhi Prasonga], and
had issue. He died 8th July 1923.
- HH Princess Suddhasiri Sobha (by Mom Laor
Sirisambandha), born 16th December 1921, educated
privately in the Grand Palace, and then at the
Queen's school, Rajini School, she was involved in
many projects and charities throughout her life,
and also took a great interest in the preservation
of old monuments of historical importance to
Thailand; married 15th March 1943, HSH Prince
Suvinit Kitiyakara (see below), and had issue. She
died 2nd February 1998.
- HH Prince Varananda Dhavaj (by Mom Ravi
Kayananda), born 19th August 1922, married 1stly,
10th June 1950, Pamela Smee [Mom Pamela],
born 28th May 1929, married 2ndly, HRH Princess
Galyani Vadhana, born 6th March 1923 in London,
daughter of HRH Prince Mahidol Adulyadej, and his
wife, HRH Princess Sangvalya Jukramol, born 21st
October 1900 in Thon Buri, died 18th July 1995,
and had issue. He died 14th September 1990.
- Mom Rajawongse (Prince) Dilok Nicholas
Chudadhuj (by Mom Pamela), born 9th May 1953,
married 19th March 1982, Jane Bishop [Mom Jane],
born 26th August 1960, and had issue, two
- Mom Luang Dilok Nicholas Chudadhuj, born
14th January 1983.
- Mom Luang Katharine Chudadhuj, born 16th
- Mom Rajawongse Dara Jane Chudadhuj (by Mom
Pamela), born 8th January 1956.
- HRH Princess (unnamed),
13th December 1892, died 25th January 1893.
- HRH Princess Hemavadi, born 12th January 1893,
died 17th October 1972.
- HRH Prince Urubongse Rajasombhoj, born 15th
October 1893, died 20th September 1909.
- HM King Prajadhipok Sakdidejana [Rama VII] (by HM
Queen Saowabha Phongsri) (qv)
- HRH Princess (unnamed),
9th November 1893, died 16th November 1893.
HM King PRAJADHIPOK
[Sakdidejana] [Rama VII], 7th King of Siam of the
Chakri Dynasty [26.11.1925] – [2.3.1935], born 8th
November 1893, Prince of Sukhodaya [cr.1906]; like his
brother he abandoned polygamy and only married one
Queen, when the revolutionary Government refused to
accept the King's ancient power of pardon, he
abdicated on 2nd March 1935 due to the political
quarrels as well as due to health problems; after the
abdication the Royal couple moved to England, staying
firstly in Kent, then Surrey, Devon and Powys in
Wales, married 26th August 1918, HM Queen Rambhai
Barni, born 20th December 1904, died 22nd May 1984,
buried 8th April 1985, daughter of HRH Prince Svasti
Sobhon (see above), and his wife, Princess Abha Barni
Gaganang, and had adoptive issue. He died of heart
on 30th May 1941.
- HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda (by Phra Nang Chao
Suvadhana), born 24th November 1925.
- HRH Prince Chirasakdi Sakdidej Bhanubhandhu, born
1917, son of Field Marshall HRH Prince Bhanurangsi
Savangwongse, the Prince Bhanubandhubongse Voradej,
and his consort, Mom Lek Yongchaiyudh, he was
adopted by HM King Prajadhipok, and his wife, HM
Queen Rambhai Barni, and became the founder of the
Sakdidej Bhanubhandhu Royal Family, which became
exgtinct on his death, he served as a RAF fighter
pilot during the Battle of Britain. He died sp on duty in
King ANANDA MAHIDOL [Phra Bat Somdet Phra
Poramentharamaha Ananda Mahidol Phra Atthama
Ramathibodindara, Rama VIII], 8th King of Siam of the
Chakri Dynasty [21.3.1935] - [9.6.1946], born 20th
September 1925 in Heidelberg as Mom Chao Ananda
Mahidol Mahidol; in 1927, he was elevated to the rank
and style of Phra
Worawong Ther Phra Ong Chao, he was elected
by the National Assembly of Siam and government to
succeed his uncle, King Prajadhipok as the Eighth King
of the Chakri Dynasty on 2nd March 1935. He died
unmarried on 9th June 1946 in Bangkok.
HM King BHUMIBHOL
ADULYADEJ [Rama IX], 9th King of Siam of the
Chakri Dynasty (see above)