Bhumipol, King of Thailand

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Bhumipol, King of Thailand Gender: M
Bhumibal Aduldej Songka
born on 5 December 1927 at 08:45 (= 08:45 AM )
Place Cambridge (Middlesex County), Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w06
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°45 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°53'

King of Thailand Bhumipol
photo: * Bhumibol_Adulyadej_2010-9-29_2.jpg: Government of Thailand, license cc-by-2.0


Thai royalty, long-reigning monarch and popular King of Thailand. He is the third chld and second male to be born to his parents. Since his father was the half-brother of King Rama VII, the seated monarch at the time, no one expected Bhumipol's family to accede to the throne. Thus his father turned to career matters, taking up public health studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother in the meanwhile attended Simmons College in nearby Boston. Thus their third child and most famous child was born in the United States. Shortly after the family's return to Thailand, the young boy's father died on September 24, 1929. A series of events including the Great Depression and unrest in Thailand led to a coup on June 24, 1932 that did not entirely unseat the King. However, King Rama VII abdicated the throne in 1934 and Bhumipol's older brothr, Prince Ananda, was named King at the age of 9. The year prior, in 1933, Bhumipol's family emigrated to Switzerland where he and his brother, the young King Rama VIII attended school. The boys remained close throughout their adolescence and returned to Thailand at the end of WWII. On June 9, 1946, King Rama VIII was found dead of a gun shot wound to the head. Bhumipol was named his successor as King Rama IX.

On October 4, 1948 he was in a car accident in Switzerland. He became engaged on July 19, 1949 to one of his acquaintenances who visited him frequently while he was in the hospital. They married on April 28, 1950 and he was crowned in a ceremony on May 5, 1950.

His first child Princess Ubol Ratana arrived on April 5, 1951. She was followed by Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, born on July 28, 1952. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was born on April 2, 1955, and the third daughter and fourth child named Princess Chulabhornmade her appearance on June 4, 1957.

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  • Death of Sibling 9 June 1946 (Older brother, the King, was killed)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 4 October 1948 (Car accident in Switzerland)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1950
  • Work : Begin Major Project 5 May 1950 (Crowned King)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 5 April 1951 (Birth of first child, a daughter)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 July 1952 (Birth of only son, the Crown Prince)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 2 April 1956 (Birth of third child, a daughter)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 4 June 1957 (Birth of fourth child, third daughter)
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Source Notes

Anothai Kaewkaen quotes the Bangkok Post and a documentary made for the King's 60th anniversary of accession to the throne (The Post article can be found online at The article states: "It was a chilly Monday morning, December 5, 1927, when 27-year-old Mom Sangwan Mahidol gave birth to a baby boy at 8:45 am. The place was Cambridge Hospital (now Mt Auburn Hospital), in the US state of Massachusetts; the proud father was 35-year-old HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkhla." the child's name is Bhumibol Adulyadej", meaning "Strength of the Land with Incomparable Power" according to the article.

Mark McLean quotes the following on 24 Dec 2002, "I found a copy of the birth certificate of Bhumibal Aduldej Songkla dated 5 December 2470 (1927) at Cambridge hospital. Another document said that this hospital changed its name to Mt Auburn in the year 2490 (1947). Three hours after he was born my mother sent the telegraph to her mother saying, "My son was born today. Both of us are healthy. Could you please send his name by telegraph to me".

To be thorough, the entire post is repeated: "Last night, my partner and I paid a visit to the University that we live next to (we live in Bangkok) and found a useful book written by King Rama IX's older sister. She wrote the book to celebrate her brother's 60th birthday. It was a limited edition publication (a collectable). It is written in Thai, so my partner leafed through it for a possible reference to the King’s birth time, which he found (fortunately, my partner is Thai and speaks quite good English). We photocopied the relevant pages, so if you'd like to receive scanned copies, I can email them to you (but it is in Thai). We have translated the relevant sections below. "A few comments on the time given. Thai people don't use AM/PM. Like many cultures, their time begins at sunrise and sunset (at least in its colloquial use).

In a formal, written context, they use the 24 hour clock. So, for example, in yesterday's newspaper (a Thai newspaper), they used the 24 hour clock to report the time in which the particular events occurred. So, the fact that she puts a ‘0’ in front of the 8:45, suggests that she is sticking to the usual Thai habit, which makes it 8:45AM. She makes no reference as to where this time has come from, but if her reference to her mother’s good memory is anything to go by, it was probably her mother.

You might also be interested to know that the Thai year is 543 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar.

"The final translated sentence, which reads, "Could you please send his name by telegraph to me", is a reference to the Thai custom of receiving a name from a Buddhist monk (or more senior Buddhist priest, depending on social status). When a new child is born, most Thai people will ask a monk to name it.

"The following book was located at Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, on Monday 23 December 2002. "Title: "Junior Boss – Junior King" Author: "Kan la ya ni wat ta na" (Elder sister of Rama VIII and Rama IX)" "Biography of King Rama VIII and King Rama IX Their younger years from 2468 – 2489 (1925 – 1946) Published for King Rama IX’s 60th anniversary birthday on 5 December 2530 (1987). First printing December 1987 20,000 copies. ISBN 974-87569-3-9. Pages 38 and 39 (copy of birth certificate shown)

"It was not too long and a very important event happened in our family. It was the birth of the third child. As I have written (and as many others have written), the second son of my mother was born on Monday 5 December 2470 (1927) at 08:45 at Mt Auburn in Cambridge. In July 2530 (1987), when I mentioned this name in front of my mother, she said, "This hospital used to be called Cambridge hospital". Since she has a very good memory, I thought that she was not wrong and so I did some further research. She was right. Now I can get on with the really interesting task of profiling his life from an astrological perspective.

Hope you find this information useful. Regards, Mark


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family