|Prince of Siam|
Prince of Bishnulok
|Born||3 March 1883|
|Died||13 June 1920 (aged 37)|
Singapore, Straits Settlements
(m. 1906; div. 1919)
Princess Javalit Obhas Rabibadhana
(m. 1919; died 1920)
|Issue||Prince Chula Chakrabongse|
|House||Chakrabongse family (Chakri Dynasty)|
|Father||Chulalongkorn (Rama V)|
|Service/||Royal Siamese Army|
Field Marshal Chakrabongse Bhuvanath, the Prince of Bishnulok (Thai: จักรพงษ์ภูวนาถ; RTGS: Chakkraphong Phuwanat; 3 March 1883 – 13 June 1920), was the 40th child of King Chulalongkorn and the fourth child of Queen Sri Bajarindra.
The prince was sent to the Russian Empire in his teens, where he studied at a Page Corps. He returned to Siam with a wife from Lutsk (at that time owned by Russian Empire) whom he had married in 1906, Catherine Na Phitsanulok (Ekaterina Desnitskaya; Russian: Екатерина Десницкая) and an honorary commission in a Hussar regiment. The prince and princess had one son, Prince Chula Chakrabongse. The Prince and his wife lived in Paruskavan Palace in Bangkok. They later divorced and he remarried the year before his death.
The prince was a favourite son of both the King and Queen. He travelled extensively, visiting among other countries the USA and United Kingdom in 1902. He also represented his father on foreign visits, such as for the funeral of King Umberto I of Italy in 1900, the wedding of Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia in 1905, and the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary of the United Kingdom in 1911.
He and his brother Prince Purachatra, Commander of the Army Engineers, were instrumental in the development of aviation in the Kingdom. Prince Chakrabongse is best remembered today as the father of the army's Royal Aeronautical Service, a forerunner to the Royal Thai Air Force.
|Ancestors of Chakrabongse Bhuvanath|
- "Court Circular". The Times (36922). London. 11 November 1902. p. 10.
- "Chakrabongse Collection of Thai Royal Letters". The British Library. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
| Commander of the Royal Aeronautical Service
Phraya Chalerm Akas
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