King Nangklao, or Rama III, ruled Thailand from July 21, 1824 to April 2, 1851. His succession was very unusual, since it was not traditional. Nangklao was the son of a concubine, rather than a queen. His succession was perceived by foreign observers, since there was a legitimate successor of his father. But his father died suddenly without having named a successor to vice king. As there was no successor, senior officials elected a new king.
During the rein king Nangklao reestablished contacts with Western countries. British were supported by Thai fleet and elephants in the First Anglo-Burmese War. Rama III taught the Thai doctors Western practices. He is also known as a talented businessman and a supporter of the Chinese culture.Remind me with Google Calendar
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