Jigme Singye, King of Bhutan
|Birthname||Jigme Singye Wangchuck|
|born on||11 November 1955 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )|
|Place||Thimbu, Bhutan, 27n28, 89e39|
|Timezone||IST h5e30 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||17°49' 07°53 Asc. 13°02'|
Bhutanese monarch, who served as the fourth King of Bhutan (Druk Gyalpo) from 24 July 1972 until his abdication in favour of his eldest son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, on 9 December 2006. He is credited with many modern reforms in the country.
Jigme Singye Wangchuck was born at Dechencholing Palace to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck. He received western and traditional learning in various institutions, including Dechencholing Palace, St. Joseph's School at Darjeeling in India, Heatherdown School in England, Namselling Palace, and Ugyen Wangchuck Academy at Satsham Choten in Paro.
He has four wives and ten children. Since his abdication his title has been styled as King Jigme Singye, The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, The King Father of Bhutan.
Sy Scholfield quotes from two biographies: 11-11-11: A Tribute by Karma Tshering (MPC Bhutan Entertainment, 2011): "At the dawn of November 11, 1955, Her Majesty ... announced the good news, saying, 'The Baby Prince is born; the sun of peace has shone.'"; and 100 Years of Monarchy: A Tribute to Our Beloved Kings (Bhutan: Rabsell Media Services, 2008): "The nation rejoiced when on the morning of 11 November 1955, an heir was born to His Majesty..."
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Ten)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wangchuck, Bhutan)