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King Rama VI

            This story is about the king of Thailand in Rattanakosin Period. Whose reigning title was King Phra Mongkut Klao Chaoyuhua, was the sixth king of the Chakri Dynasty; the first complete dynasty of Siam. He was also the first king who studied abroad, and adapted his world wide experience for developing Thailand. He reformed the old Siam to the modernize Siam by introducing the westernization to Thailand. I appreciate his attention, he did much in all areas in order to improve the country's administration, economy, political stability and foreign relations as will as to develop the quality, and spirit of his citizens. He was deeply beloved as the philosophical king who done so much for the Thailand. For his biography; King Phra Mongkut Klao Chaoyuhua or King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), was born in Bangkok, Thailand on January 1st, 1881, the second son of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), and Queen Sripatcharintra Boromrajininart. In 1894, on the death of his elder half-brother, Prince Vajirunhis, King Vajiravudh was proclaimed Crown Prince of the Chakri Dynasty to succeed to the throne, while he was studying in England. He was the first Thai king who studied abroad. At the age of 12, he firstly entered the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, and later, in 1899, entered Christchurch College, Oxford University to study civilian (subject), history, economic, geography, law, literature, etc. He was graduates from Oxford University in 1897, spending totally 9 years in England. On October 3rd, 1902, he returned to Thailand.
             His Majesty was Crown Prince for 16 years, and up to the age of 29, which was the ample time for him to prepare himself to become a good monarch. The Crown Prince Vajiravudh took the thorn in the religious ceremony of consecration on November 11th, 1910. At the early age of 44, His Majesty died of blood poisoning on November 26th, 1925 at 1.45p.m. He was reign the kingdom only 15 years, from 1910 to 1925, in spite of the fact that his reign was very short, but during his short reign, he was extremely concerned with the country's lack of high caliber people.

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