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Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I)

Born: 1737 AD
Died: 1809 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: King


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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