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Rama V Chulalongkorn

House Chakri Dynasty

 

Rama V Chulalongkorn Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua

 Rama V was born 20 September 1853 died 23 October 1910

Chulalongkorn was the first Siamese king to send the royal princes to Europe to be educated. In nineteenth-century Europe, nationalism flourished and there was a call for liberty. The princes, of course, had been influenced by the liberal ideas of democracy and elections. They encountered republics like France and constitutional monarchies like the United Kingdom.

The date of his death, October 23 , 1910 , is commemorated as a national holiday.