|King of Ayutthaya kingdom|
|King of Siam|
|Reign||36 days in 1629|
|Died||Wat Khok Phraya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya|
Prince Athitayawong was the son of King Songtham and his principal wife. His elder brother, King Chetthathirat and his mother were executed in 1629 after Okya Siworawong (Thai: ออกญาศรีวรวงศ์) or Phraya Siworawong staged a coup.
The Puppet King
The ten years old child prince was raised to the Ayutthaya throne with Siworawong. However, Siworawong continued to administer the country as Chaophraya Kalahom. After about a month, the government servants complained that there were in fact two chiefs in the country, Athittayawong and Siworawong administering as a king, which could cause future danger for the country. They persuaded Siworawong to ascend to the throne so there would be only one king as per custom. Athittayawong was dethroned and Siworawong assumed the title Somdet Phrachao Prasat Thong.:215–216
AthittayawongBorn: 1618 Died: ?
|King of Ayutthaya
36 days in 1629
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