Thailand Heads

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Heads of State of Thailand/ Prathet Thai/Muny Thai
(Female Suffrage 1932)

See also Thailand Substates and Thailand Ministers

1897-1916 HM Somdetch Phra Nang Chao Saovabha Phongsri Phra Baromma Rajini Nath Sri Bajarindra of Thailand
Born as HRH Princess Saovabha Phongrsi as daughter of King Mongkut (Rama IV). She and two other sisters married their half-brother, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). In 1895 her son, Maha Vajiravudh became crown-prince of Thailand and she was appointed Queen Regent (Rajini Nath) on 21 of March 1897, acting as regent on various occasions when the king was abroad. She had 9 children and lived (1864-1916)

1950-circa 95 Acting as temporary Royal Regent The Princess Mother, Somdet Phrah Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani
Sangwalya Chrukamol was born as the daughter of a gold-smith. She was married to Prince Mahidol of Songkhla, son of king Chulalongkorn Rama V (1868-1910) by one of his 92 wifes. She was mother of King Anadan Mahidol Rama VIII (1925-35-46) and of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX (1927-46). She acted as regent on various occasion during Bhumibols reign. She lived (2443-2538 or 1900-95)

1956 Regent Queen Sirikit of Thailand (22.10-07.12)
Took the oath as regent before the National Assembly, as her husband, King Bhumibol retired to buddist studies, and her full title is Somdetch Pra Nang Chao Sirikit Phra Baromma Rajini Nath. She was born as H.H. Princess Mom Rajawong Sikrit Kitiyakara - a distant member of the royal family. (b.1932-)

1977- Royal Princess, Somdetceh Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand (5.12-)
The Second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX. Has acted as regent on several occations. In 1997 she awerted a military coup d’etat during her fathers illness. She is one of his closest   advisors. In 1996 she was appointed General, Admiral and Air Chief-Marchal. Unmarried. (b. 1955-)
Her full title is Somdech Phra Debratanarajasuda Chao Fa Chakri Sirindhorn Rathasimagunakornpiyajat Sayamboromrajakumri


Last update 22.06.06