Phichai Dahb Hak in
Wat Arun, who had the
bandasak or non-hereditary
Phrya, a rank directly
and one level higher than a
Phra. Born in
he was a military leader and influential partner of king
Taksin. In 1773 he succeeded in averting a
Burmese invasion in his region, courageously fighting the enemy by slashing his
two swords so hard, that one of them actually broke during combat (fig.).
See POSTAGE STAMP.