Norodom Sihanouk

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Norodom Sihanouk
Norodom Sihanouk (1983).jpg
King of Cambodia
Colonial and Independent Cambodia
(1st term)
Reign25 April 1941 – 2 March 1955
Coronation3 May 1941
PredecessorSisowath Monivong
SuccessorNorodom Suramarit
King of Cambodia
(2nd term)
Reign24 September 1993 – 7 October 2004
PredecessorChea Sim
SuccessorNorodom Sihamoni
Born(1922-10-31)31 October 1922
Phnom Penh, French Indochina
Died15 October 2012(2012-10-15) (aged 89)
Beijing, China
SpouseNorodom Monineath
(m. 1952-2012, his death)
Issue14 children
Full name
Preah Karuna Preah Bat Sâmdach Preah Norodom Sihanouk Preahmâhaviraksat
HouseHouse of Norodom
FatherNorodom Suramarit
MotherSisowath Kossamak
ReligionTheravada Buddhism
SignatureNorodom Sihanouk's signature

Norodom Sihanouk (October 31, 1922 – October 15, 2012[1]) was the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 to 2004. He was in the Guinness Book of Records because he had had the most political duties in the world. He served as the 1st, 12th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 35th, and 37th Prime Minister of Cambodia. He was exiled in 2004 and later left his throne in the same year.

Sihanouk was born on October 31, 1922 in Phnom Penh, French Indochina. He studied at the Cavalry Military School. Sihanouk was married six times. His last wife was Norodom Monineath from 1952 until his death in 2012. Sihanouk had 14 children. He had suffered prostate cancer.[2] Sihanouk died on October 15, 2012 while on a trip to Beijing, China from a heart attack, aged 89.[3]

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  1. "Cambodia former king Norodom Sihanouk dies aged 89". BBC News. 15 October 2012.
  2. Cambodia's Ex-King Cites Progress Against His Cancer Yahoo news, 2 March 2009
  3. Cheang, Sopheng (15 October 2012). "Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk dies at 89". NBC News. Associated Press. Retrieved 15 October 2012.

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