Debsirindra

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Debsirindra
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Queen Debsirindra
Queen consort of Siam
Tenure 1 April 1851 – 9 September 1861
Spouse Mongkut
Issue Chulalongkorn
Princess Chandrmondol
Prince Chaturonrasmi
Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse
House Chakri Dynasty
Father Siriwongse, the Prince Matayaphithak
Mother Noi Siriwongse na Ayudhaya
Born (1834-07-17)17 July 1834
Bangkok, Siam
Died 9 September 1862(1862-09-09) (aged 28)
Bangkok, Siam

Queen Debsirindra of Siam (Thai: เทพศิรินทร; rtgsThepsirin), formerly Queen Rambery Bhamarabhiromy[1] (Thai: รำเพยภมราภิรมย์; rtgsRamphoei Phamaraphirom), born Princess Rambery Siriwongse (Thai: รำเพย ศิริวงศ์; rtgsRamphoei Siriwong; 17 July 1834 – 9 September 1861) was the second consort of King Mongkut, and mother of the future King Chulalongkorn.

Biography[edit]

Princess Rambery was born in 1834 to Prince Siriwongse, the Prince Mattayaphithak, who was the son of Nangklao and Concubine Sap, and Lady Noi (Mom Noi). In 1853, Rambery married Mongkut and was raised to a Phra Ong Chao (i.e. Princess). She was of Mon descent.[2] In the same year she gave birth to Prince Chulalongkorn. She later became Queen Rambery.

She had 4 children with King Mongkut.

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

Queen Rambery died in 1861. Her sister (who was also Mongkut's wife), Princess Pannarai, 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 Styles[edit]

King Mongkut and Queen Debsirindra
  • Her Serene Highness Princess Rambery Siriwongs
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Rambery Bhamarabhiromy, the Princess Consort of King Mongkut
  • Her Majesty Queen Rambery Bhamarabhiromy
  • Her Majesty Queen Debsirindramataya, the Queen Mother (Posthumous Name in Rama V)
  • Her Majesty Queen Debsirindra (Posthumous Name in Rama VI)

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonowens, Anna Harriet. The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Year in the Royal Palace at Bangkok. Bedford : Applewood Books, 2010, p. 119
  2. ^ Mon wives and mothers of kings

External links[edit]

Debsirindra
Born: 17 July 1834 Died: 9 September 1862
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sri Suriyendra
Queen Consort of Siam
1851–1861
Succeeded by
Saovabha Bongsri