Rama, King IX
|Birthname||Bhumibal Aduldej Songka|
|born on||5 December 1927 at 08:45 (= 08:45 AM )|
|Place||Mt. Auburn MA, USA, 42n22, 71w06|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°26' 28°45 Asc. 04°53'|
Thai King also known as King Bhumibol, he has reigned longer than any other monarch of that country, though his power is limited. He ascended to the throne on June 9, 1946, just after his brother, then king, was fatally shot.
Married to Queen Sirikit since 1950, they have four children.
- Relationship : Marriage 1950
- Death of Mother 1995
Mark McLean quotes the following on 12/24/2002,""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
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.
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (over 50 years)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (of Thailand)