Thai. ‘Rama the brave’.
AD 1279 to 1298 and one of the three kings of the
Lan Na Kingdom
as well as the designer of the Thai script (fig.).
He got his
name from his father at the age of 19, after intervening in a battle in which
he drove away the enemy by charging his
pushing it ahead in front of the opponent's elephant and beating it.
He was born in 1247 AD and
his youth, he was a student of the hermit
During his reign, absolute monarchy
Theravada Buddhism, introduced by Indian missionaries
from Sri Lanka, was adopted as the official religion.
He passed away in
1298, at the age of 52,
and is one of the Great Kings in Thai history referred to as a
As such, his statue (fig.)
is included in the monument at
There is a Thai university (map
fig.) named after him, of which the
branch is located on a main
road of the same name, and his statue features
banknotes issued in 2013.
list of Thai Kings,
Bell of Ramkhamhaeng
Stone of Ramkhamhaeng.
Sometimes transcribed Ramkamhaeng.
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