Ananda Mahidol

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Ananda Mahidol
King Rama VIII
King Ananda Mahidol portrait photograph.jpg
King Ananda Mahidol in 1946
King of Siam
Reign2 March 1935 – 9 June 1946
PredecessorPrajadhipok (Rama VII)
SuccessorBhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)
RegentRegency Council (1935–1944)
Pridi Banomyong (1944–1945)
Prime Ministers
Born(1925-09-20)20 September 1925
Heidelberg, Baden, Weimar Republic
Died9 June 1946(1946-06-09) (aged 20)
Boromphiman Throne Hall, Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
HouseMahidol (Chakri Dynasty)
FatherMahidol Adulyadej
MotherSrinagarindra
ReligionBuddhism
SignatureAnanda Mahidol's signature
Ananda Mahidol
Privy Seal of King Rama VIII (Ananda Mahidol).svg
Privy Seal
Thai name
Thaiอานันทมหิดล
RTGSAnanthamahidon

Ananda Mahidol (Thai: พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหาอานันทมหิดล; RTGS: Ananthamahidon; 20 September 1925 – 9 June 1946), posthumous reigning title Phra Athamaramathibodin (Thai: พระอัฐมรามาธิบดินทร), was the eighth monarch of Siam from the Chakri dynasty as Rama VIII. Ananda was born in Heidelburg, Baden, in the Weimar Republic and died on June 9, 1946 at the Boromphiman Throne Hall at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, aged 20. He was believed to have either committed suicide or may have been assassinated.

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  • Chachavalpongpun, Pavin (2021). Love and Death of King Ananda Mahidol of Thailand. Springer Singapore. ISBN 978-981-16-5288-2.

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Ananda Mahidol
Born: 20 September 1925 Died: 9 June 1946
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Prajadhipok
King of Siam
1935–1939
Country name changed to "Thailand"
New title
Siam became "Thailand"
King of Thailand
1939–1946
Succeeded by
Bhumibol Adulyadej