Sarit Thanarat

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Sarit Thanarat

สฤษดิ์ ธนะรัชต์
Official portraits of Sarit Thanarat.jpg
Thanarat in 1962
11th Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
9 February 1959 – 8 December 1963
MonarchBhumibol Adulyadej
Deputy
Preceded byThanom Kittikachorn
Succeeded byThanom Kittikachorn
Minister of Defence
In office
31 March 1957 – 12 September 1957
Prime MinisterPlaek Phibunsongkhram
Preceded byPlaek Phibunsongkhram
Succeeded byThanom Kittikachorn
Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces
In office
27 September 1957 – 8 December 1963
Preceded byPlaek Phibunsongkhram
Succeeded byThanom Kittikachorn
Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army
In office
23 June 1954 – 8 December 1963
Preceded byPhin Choonhavan
Succeeded byThanom Kittikachorn
Minister of National Development
In office
9 February 1959 – 8 December 1963
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded bySahorda Weerathien
Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police
In office
9 February 1959 – 8 December 1963
Preceded bySawai Saenyakorn
Succeeded byPrasert Ruchirawongse
Personal details
Born(1908-06-16)16 June 1908
Bangkok, Siam
Died8 December 1963(1963-12-08) (aged 55)
Bangkok, Thailand
NationalityThai
Spouse(s)4 (81 mistress)
Children7 (1 adopted)
Profession
Signature
Military service
AllegianceThailand
Branch/serviceRoyal Thai Army
Royal Thai Navy(honorary)
Royal Thai Air Force(honorary)
Royal Thai Police
Volunteer Defense Corps
Royal Thai Armed Forces
Years of service1928 - 1963
RankField Marshal[1]
Admiral of the Fleet[2]
Marshal of the Air Force
Police General[3]
VDC Gen.[4]
CommandsTemplate:Ubil
Battles/warsBoworadet rebellion
Japanese conquest of Burma
Vietnam war

Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat (Thai: สฤษดิ์ ธนะรัชต์, 16 June 1908 – 8 December 1963) was a Thai general. He staged a coup in 1957 and then became prime minister until he died in 1963.

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  1. http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2499/D/026/1.PDF[bare URL PDF]
  2. http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2502/D/028/12.PDF[bare URL PDF]
  3. http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2504/D/088/16.PDF[bare URL PDF]
  4. http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2503/D/025/1068.PDF[bare URL PDF]