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Bhanurangsi Savangwongse

Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, the Prince Bhanubandhu Vongsevoradej (11 January 1859 – 13 June 1928) (Thai: สมเด็จพระราชปิตุลาบรมพงศาภิมุข เจ้าฟ้าภาณุรังษีสว่างวงศ์ กรมพระยาภาณุพันธุวงศ์วรเดช) was a son of HM King Mongkut of Siam and HM Queen Debsirindra.

Bhanurangsi Savangwongse
Siamese Prince
Prince Bhanubandhu Vongsevoradej
Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse.jpg
Commander of the Military Operation
In office1892 – 1896
PredecessorSurasakmontri
SuccessorChitcharoen
In office1899 – 1901
PredecessorChitcharoen
SuccessorChirapravati Voradej
Commander of the Navy Department
In office17 February 1902 –24 February 1903
Acting29 January 1901 –16 February 1902
PredecessorAndreas du Plessis de Richelieu
SuccessorParibatra Sukhumbandhu
Director-General of the Royal Siamese Navy
In office19 June 1920 –31 August 1922
PredecessorParibatra Sukhumbandhu
as the minister
SuccessorAbhakara Kiartivongse
as the minister
Born(1859-01-11)11 January 1859
Bangkok, Siam
Died13 June 1928(1928-06-13) (aged 68)
Bangkok, Siam
Spouse
  • Maen Bunnag
  • Liam Supphasut
  • Sun Paksiwongsa
  • Lap Chatikkarat
  • Lek Yongchaiyut
  • Yiam Na Bangxang
  • Yoi Komarakul na Nagara
Issue11 sons and daughters
HouseBhanubandh family (Chakri Dynasty)
FatherMongkut (Rama IV)
MotherDebsirindra
Military career
AllegianceThailand Royal Siamese Army
Thailand Royal Siamese Navy
RankRTA OF-10 (Field Marshal).svg Field Marshal
RTN OF-10 (Admiral of the Fleet).svg Admiral of the Fleet

Although the Prince held a number of posts in the government of his elder brother, King Chulalongkorn, including the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Siamese Army, he is best remembered as the founder of the Thai postal service.

He was the best known as founder of the Thai postal service. and the first Field marshal in Royal Siamese Army during King Vajiravudh.

His most famous son is the Formula One racer, Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh, better known as Prince Bira.

IssueEdit

 
Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse statue in front of Bangkok General Post Office

He had 16 children, being 9 sons and 7 daughter:

  1. Princess Dibyasambandh
  2. Prince Nibanna Bhanubongse
  3. Prince Siriwongse Vadhanadej
  4. Princess (unnamed)
  5. Princess Chalermkhetramongmol
  6. Prince Suriyon Yiembayab
  7. Prince Ballap Danaya
  8. Prince Daeng (stillborn)
  9. Princess Khaimuk
  10. Princess Rambhai Prabha
  11. Prince Aphassorawongse
  12. Prince Birabongse Bhanudej
  13. Prince Norasetdha Suriyalaksana
  14. Prince Chirasakdi Suprabhas
  15. Princess Lek (died at six days old)

AncestryEdit