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Queen Debsirindra of Siam (Thai: เทพศิรินทร; RTGSThepsirin), formerly Queen Ramphoei Phamaraphirom (Thai: รำเพยภมราภิรมย์), born Princess Ramphoei Siriwong (Thai: รำเพย ศิริวงศ์; 17 July 1834 – 9 September 1861) was the second consort of King Mongkut, and mother of King Chulalongkorn.

Debsirindra
Queen consort of Siam
Queen Debsirindra.jpg
Queen Debsirindra
Queen consort of Siam
Tenure1 April 1851 – 9 September 1862
Born(1834-07-17)17 July 1834
Bangkok, Siam
Died9 September 1862(1862-09-09) (aged 28)
Bangkok, Siam
SpouseMongkut (Rama IV)
IssueChulalongkorn (Rama V)
Chandrmondol
Chaturonrasmi
Bhanurangsi Savangwongse
HouseChakri Dynasty
FatherSiriwongse, The Prince Matayaphithak
MotherNoi Siriwongse Na Ayudhaya

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BiographyEdit

 
King Mongkut and Queen Debsirindra

Princess Ramphoei was born in 1834 to Prince Siriwongse, the Prince Matayaphithak (son of Rama III and Concubine Sap) and Lady Noi (Mom Noi). She was of Mon descent.[1] When her father died at only 27 years, her grandfather—the king—took her and her sister Phannarai to the Grand Palace and they were said to be his favourite grandchildren.[2] In 1853, Ramphoei married her great-uncle Mongkut (who was 30 years her senior) and was raised to a Phra Ong Chao (a higher rank of princess). In the same year she gave birth to Prince Chulalongkorn. She later became Queen Ramphoei.

She had 4 children with King Mongkut.

  1. Prince Chulalongkorn (จุฬาลงกรณ์), later King Chulalongkorn (1853–1910)
  2. Princess Chandrmondol / Chanthonmonthon (จันทรมณฑล), later the Princess Wisutkrasat (1855–1863)
  3. Prince Chaturonrasmi / Chaturon Ratsami (จาตุรนต์รัศมี), later the Prince Chakrabardibongse (1856–1900)
  4. Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse (ภาณุรังษีสว่างวงศ์), later the Prince Bhanubandhuwongse Voradej (1859–1928)

Queen Ramphoei died in 1861. Her sister (who was also Mongkut's wife), Princess Phannarai, acted as Mongkut's consort for the remainder of his reign. When Chulalongkorn was crowned in 1867, she was posthumously given the title Debsirindramataya, the Queen Mother. Her grandson, Vajiravudh (Rama VI), gave her the name Queen Debsirindra.

Titles and StylesEdit

  • Her Serene Highness Princess Ramphoei Siriwong (1834-1851)
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Ramphoei Phamaraphirom, the Princess Consort of King Mongkut (1851-1862)
  • Her Majesty Queen Debsirindramataya, the Queen Mother (posthumous name by Rama V)
  • Her Majesty Queen Debsirindra (posthumous name by Rama VI)

AncestorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mon wives and mothers of kings
  2. ^ Prince Chula Chakrabongse (1982). Lords of life: A history of the kings of Thailand. p. 147.

External linksEdit

Debsirindra
Born: 17 July 1834 Died: 9 September 1862
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Princess Bunrot
Queen consort of Siam
1851–1861
Succeeded by
Saovabha Phongsri