Vong Savang

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Vong Savang
Crown Prince of Laos
Vong Savang 1959.jpg
Spouse Princess Mahneelai
Issue Prince Soulivong Savang
Prince Thayavong Savang
Princess Manisophana Savang
Princess Sawee Nahlee Savang
Prince Kiranvong Savang
Prince Anourathavarman Savang
Full name
Vong Savang
House Khun Lo Dynasty
Father Sisavang Vatthana
Mother Khamphoui
Born 27 September 1931
Laos Luang Phrabang, Laos
Died 2 May 1978?
Viengxai ?

Vong Savang (Lao: ເຈົ້າຟ້າຊາຍມົງກຸດລາຊະກຸມານວົງສະຫວ່າງ; 27 September 1931 – 2 May 1978) was the Crown Prince to throne of the Kingdom of Laos. After the Laotian Civil War in 1975, he and his family were arrested by the Pathet Lao and sent to re-education camps, where they died.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 27 September 1931, at the Royal Palace Luang Prabang, Laos to King Savang Vatthana and Queen Khamphoui. He was educated at Montpellier University and later l'École Sciences et Politiques in Paris. He became the Crown Prince (Anga Mahkuta Raja Kumara) on 29 October 1962, and married Princess Mahneelai Panya (born 29 December 1941) on 4 August 1962. They had four sons and three daughters.

Death[edit]

Having read the royal rescript of abdication of his father on 2 December 1975,[1] he lived in a private residence with his family until 1977, where they were arrested and taken to northern Laos where they were placed in a re-education camp. He reportedly died there on 2 May 1978.[2]

Issue[edit]

The children of Vong Savang and Mahneelai are:

Name Birth Death
Soulivong Savang 8 May 1963
Thayavong Savang 1964
Manisophana Savang 1965
Sawee Nahlee Savang 1967
Kiranvong Savang 1969
Manilama Savang 1976
Anourathavarman Savang 1978

References[edit]

  1. ^ THE EVOLUTION OF THE SITUATION IN LAOS SINCE THE VIENTIANE AGREEMENT 1973. lao-national-council.com. 31 January 2011
  2. ^ Daniel White (2010). Frommer's Cambodia and Laos. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 255–. ISBN 978-0-470-49778-4. 

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Vong Savang
Born: 27 September 1931 Died: -2 May 1978/1980?
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Savang Vatthana
— TITULAR —
King of Laos
March 1978?–2 May 1978/1980?
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished in 1975 – Communist take over
Succeeded by
Soulivong Savang