Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke
Born: Mar 20, 1737 AD
Died: 1809 AD, at 71 years of age.
1737 - Born on the 20th of March in Ayutthaya.
1767 - Rama I also reestablished the traditions of the country by salvaging Buddhist texts lost in the chaos after the sacking of Ayutthaya by the Burmese.
1778-1779 - Serving as Taksin's general, Rama conquered Vientiane.
1782 - On the 4th of April, when Taksin was declared mad after a coup d'etat and was later executed, Rama assumed power, establishing the Chakri dynasty.
1809 - On his death, he was succeeded by his son prince Isarasundorn, who assumed the throne name of King Buddha Loetla Nabhalai.
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