Bhanurangsi Savangwongse

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Bhanurangsi Savangwongse
Prince of Siam
Prince Banubandhu Vongsevoradej
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HRH Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse
Commander of the Navy Department
In office 17 February 1902 –24 February 1903
Acting 29 January 1901 –16 February 1902
Predecessor Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu
Successor Paribatra Sukhumbhand
Director-General of the Royal Siamese Navy
In office 19 June 1920 –31 August 1922
Predecessor Paribatra Sukhumbhand
as the minister
Successor Abhakara Kiartivongse
as the minister
Born (1859-01-11)11 January 1859
Bangkok, Siam
Died 13 June 1928(1928-06-13) (aged 68)
Bangkok, Siam
Issue 11 sons and daughters
House Chakri Dynasty
Father Mongkut (Rama IV)
Mother Debsirindra

Field Marshal Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse, The Prince Banubandhu Vongsevoradej (11 January 1859 – 13 June 1928) (Thai: สมเด็จพระเจ้าบรมวงศ์เธอ เจ้าฟ้าภาณุรังษีสว่างวงศ์ กรมพระยาภาณุพันธุวงศ์วรเดช) was a son of HM King Mongkut of Siam and HM Queen Debsirindra.

Although the Prince held a number of posts in the government of his elder brother, King Chulalongkorn, including the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Siamese Army, he is best remembered as the founder of the Thai postal service.

His most famous son is the Formula One racer, Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh, better known as Prince Bira.