Si Saowaphak

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Somdet Phra Si Saowaphak
สมเด็จพระสรรเพชญที่ ๔
King of Ayutthaya kingdom
King of Siam
Reign 1610–1611
Predecessor Somdet Phra Ekatotsarot
Successor Somdet Phra Chao Songtham
Full name
Somdet Phra Si Saowaphak
Somdet Phra Sanphet IV
House Sukhothai Dynasty
Father Somdet Phra Ekatotsarot
Mother Phra Wisutkasat
Died 1611
Wat Kok Phraya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya


Somdet Phra Sanphet IV (Thai: สมเด็จพระสรรเพชญที่ ๔) or Somdet Phra Si Saowaphak (Thai: สมเด็จพระศรีเสาวภาคย์) (1610–1611) was a short-reigning king of Ayutthaya of the Sukhothai dynasty in 1610. Prince Si Saowaphak was the son of Ekatotsarot and had an elder brother Prince Suthat who was made the Uparaja in 1607 but committed suicide the same year. Prince Si Saowaphak, as his father's second son, was expected to be invested the title of Crown Prince. However, Ekathotsarot did nothing to make Si Saowaphak his successor .

When Ekathotsarot died in 1610, Prince Si Saowaphak succeeded his father on the throne. Si Saowaphak was said to be one-eyed and incompetent as he fell under the influences of the nobility. In the same year the Japanese bandits looted Ayutthaya, entered the palace, and held Si Saowaphak for a custody. Only when Si Saowaphak vowed not to hurt any Japanese people the bandits released the king but held the Sankharat (Supreme Patrairch) to the mouth of Chao Phraya where they left.

The nobility viewed Si Saowaphak as an incompetent monarch so they launched a coup deposing him in 1611 led by Suriyawong the Minister of Defence (later Prasat Thong). Si Saowaphak was then executed at Wat Kok Phraya and the throne was given to his half-brother Prince Si Sin who was a monk.

Si Saowaphak
Born:  ? Died: 1611
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ekathotsarot
King of Ayutthaya
1610–1611
Succeeded by
Songtham