Jigme Wangchuck

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Jigme Wangchuck
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2nd King of Bhutan
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Reign 26 August 1926 – 30 March 1952
Coronation 14 March 1927 [1]
Born 1905
Died 30 March 1952(1952-03-30)
Predecessor Ugyen Wangchuck
Successor Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
Consort 1st consort-Phuntsho Choden
2nd consort-Pema Dechen
Royal house House of Wangchuck
Father Ugyen Wangchuck
Mother Tsundue Lhamo Kurto Khoma Chukmo

Jigme Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འཇིགས་མེད་དབང་ཕྱུག, Wylie: 'jigs med dbang phyug; 1905 – 30 March 1952) was the second King of Bhutan from 21 August 1926, until his death. He was the eldest son of King Ugyen Wangchuck and was educated in English, Hindi and Buddhist literature.

Under his reign, Bhutan continued to maintain almost complete isolation from the outside world, maintaining only limited relations with the British Raj in India. He was succeeded by his son, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Children[edit]

HM The second king, Jigme Wangchuck, has 5 children. The Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Prince (Druk Gyalsay) Namgyal Wangchuck, Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Choeki Wangmo Wangchuck, Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Deki Yangzom Wangchuck, Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Pema Choden Wangchuck

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Choeki Wangmo Wangchuck has two daughters, Ashi Deki Choden and Ashi Sonam Yulgyal.

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Deki Yangzom Wangchuck has five children, Ashi Lhazen Nizal Rica, Dasho Jigme Namgyal, Dasho Wangchuk Dorji Namgyal, Ashi Yiwang Pindarica and Ashi Namzay Kumutha

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Pema Choden Wangchuck has four children, Ashi Namden, Dasho Namgyal Dawa (Tulku Namgyal Rimpoche), Dasho Wangchen Dawa (Kathok Situ Rinpoche) and Dasho Leon Rabten.

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References[edit]

  • [1] The Wangchuk Dynasty GENEALOGY

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Jigme Wangchuck
Born: 1905/1906 Died: 30 March 1952
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ugyen Wangchuck
King of Bhutan
1926–1952
Succeeded by
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck