Chakkri

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Chakkri or Chakri (Thai: จักรี; from Sanskrit चक्री cakrī, literally meaning "one who has a discus", referring to the Hindu god Vishnu who possesses the discus Sudarshana) was the noble title of the prime minister of Ayutthaya, Thon Buri, and Rattanakosin, the city-states in present-day Thailand. When Rama I established Rattanakosin his dynasty, he chose named it Chakri after the government position that he previously held.

Officials[edit]

  • a government officer under King Mahinthrathirat of Ayutthaya who served as a spy for King Bayinnaung of Burma, leading to the first fall of Ayutthaya in 1569
  • Khunnen (ขุนเณร), a government officer under King Sanphet IX of Ayutthaya
  • Khrut (ครุฑ), a government officer under King Borommakot of Ayutthaya
  • Mut (หมุด), a government officer under King Taksin of Thon Buri and a descendant of Suleiman, the sultan of Songkhla
  • Rama I (1737–1809), born as Thongduang (ทองด้วง), a government officer under King Taksin of Thon Buri who later seized the throne and established Rattanakosin

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