|Queen of Cambodia|
|Wax sculpture of Her Majesty|
|Tenure||1955 - 1960|
|House||House of Sisowath|
|Born||9 April 1904
Phnom Penh, French Indochina
|Died||27 April 1975
Sisowath Kossamak (9 April 1904 – 27 April 1975) was a Queen consort of Cambodia. She was married to King Norodom Suramarit of Cambodia. Sisowath Kosamak was born Princess of Cambodia as the daughter of King Sisowath Monivong of Cambodia. She became Queen Mother after her husband's death.
Her official title is Her Majesty Samdach Preah Mahaksatriyani Sisowath Kossamak Nearirâth Serey Vatthana.
Sisowath Kosamak married her father's cousin Norodom Suramarit. Upon the death of her father Monivong in 1941, Sihanouk, her son and Monivong's grandson, was selected as the new king. In the 1940s, she re-created the ancient apsara dance by educating her first grand daughter, Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, to become an apsara dancer.
In 1955, Sihanouk abdicated in favor of his father. Following Suramarit's death in 1960, Norodom Sihanouk again became head of state (although he did not formally regain the title of king until after other periods in 1993).
Sisowath KossamakBorn: 1904 Died: 27 April 1975
|Queen consort of Cambodia
3 March 1955 – 3 April 1960
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