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Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, 1927-2016

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    • Adulyadej, Bhumibol, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Poomeepon Adoondet, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Adoondet, Poomeepon, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Bhumibol Aduldej, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Aduldej, Bhumibol, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Rama IX, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Phumiphol Adulyadet, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Adulyadet, Phumiphol, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Phūmiphon ʻAdunyadēt, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • ʻAdunyadēt, Phūmiphon, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Phūmiphon ʻAdunlayadēt, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • ʻAdunlayadēt, Phūmiphon, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Phatthra, Mahārāt, Phrabāt Somdet Phračhaoyūhūa Phra, 1927-2016
    • Bumipol Adulet, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
    • Bhumipol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, 1927-2016
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    • found: His 'Tis sundown, 1950.
    • found: Sān sawēt, 1964:t.p. (Phrabāt Somdet Phračhaoyūhūa Phra Phatthra Mahārāt)
    • found: ʻUthai Sinthusān. Sārānukrom Thai, 1973-1979:v. 17 (Phūmiphon ʻAdunlayadēt, Phrabāt Somdet Phraparaminthra Mahā; sovereign, ninth reign; b. 5 Thanwākhom 2470 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; youngest son of Royal Father Prince Mahidon of Songhlā, and Royal Mother Princess Sīsangwan; former name: Phrawō̜rawongthœ̄ Phraʻong Čhao Phūmiphon ʻAdunlayadēt) v. 17, p. 3300 (In 1928 his parents returned with him to Thailand; in 1929, his father the Prince of Songkhla died; in 1932 began education in Bangkok at Mater Dei School; in 1933 royal mother took family to Switzerland where he continued education at Mirmont School, Lausanne, studying French, German, and English; on accession of his brother to throne established as Somdet Phračhao Nō̜ngyāthœ̄ Čhaofā Phūmiphon ʻAdunlayadēt (July 1935); continued education at Nouvelle de la Swiss Roman College and graduated in 1945 with a diploma in literature; then in same year began engineering degree at Lausanne University; received rank of second lieutenant in Royal Thai Army Infantry Corps (1946) while in Thailand for visit during which his brother the king passed away by his own pistol 9 June 1946 and Prince Phumiphon acceded to throne as ninth of Chakri Dynasty under name of Phrabāt Somdet Phraparamin Phūmiphon ʻAdunyadēt Mahittalāthibēt Rāmāthibō̜dī Čhakkrinarưbō̜din Sayāmminthrāthirāt Bō̜rommanātbō̜phit; 19 August returned to Switzerland to study government and law; returned to Thailand for cremation ceremony of brother in 1950 and married M.R. Sirikit Kittiyākō̜n 24 April 1950 and celebrated his coronation ceremony 5 May 1950; entered Buddhist Order of Sangha as monastic 22 October 1956 and stayed for the lent of that year at Wat Bō̜wō̜nniwēt [Bangkok])
    • found: Encyc. brit., 15th ed., microp.:v. 1, p. 1046 (Bhumibol Adulyadej, also spelled Bumipol Adulet)
    • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Oct. 13, 2016(King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand; b. Dec. 5, 1927, Cambridge, Mass. (his father, Prince Mahidol of Songkhla, was studying public health at Harvard at the time); succeeded his brother, King Ananda, June 9, 1946; formally crowned Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty, 1950; d. Thursday [Oct. 13, 2016], Bangkok, aged 88)
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    • ML410.B58568
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    • 1983-04-27: new
    • 2017-07-03: revised
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