Jigme Wangchuck

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Jigme Wangchuck
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Druk Gyalpo
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King of Bhutan
Reign26 August 1926 – 30 March 1952
Coronation14 March 1927 [1]
PredecessorUgyen Wangchuck
SuccessorJigme Dorji Wangchuck
Born1905
Kuenga Rabten Palace
Died(1952-03-30)30 March 1952 (age 47)
Kuenga Rabten Palace, Dragteng Gewog, Trongsa[2]
BurialCremated at Kurjey Lhakhang
Spouse1st consort-Phuntsho Choden
2nd consort-Pema Dechen
IssueKing Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
Prince Namgyal Wangchuck
Princess Choki Ongmo Wangchuck
Princess Deki Yangzom Wangchuck
Princess Pema Choden Wangchuck
HouseHouse of Wangchuck
FatherUgyen Wangchuck
MotherTsundue Pema Lhamo
ReligionBuddhism

Jigme Wangchuck (Dzongkha: འཇིགས་མེད་དབང་ཕྱུག, Wylie: 'jigs med dbang phyug; 1905 – 30 March 1952) was the Druk Gyalpo or king of Bhutan from 21 August 1926, until his death. He was the eldest son of King Ugyen Wangchuck and was educated in English, Hindi and Buddhist literature.

Under his reign, Bhutan continued to maintain almost complete isolation from the outside world, maintaining only limited relations with the British Raj in India. He was succeeded by his son, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.[3]

Children[edit]

HM The Second King, Jigme Wangchuck, had five children with his two cross cousins, Ashi Phuntsho Choden and her sister Ashi Pema Dechen:[4]

  • The Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (by his first wife).
  • Prince (Druk Gyalsey) Namgyal Wangchuck (by his second wife).
  • Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Choki Ongmo Wangchuck (by his second wife).
  • Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Deki Yangzom Wangchuck (by his second wife).
  • Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Pema Choden Wangchuck (by his second wife).

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Choki Ongmo Wangchuck has two daughters, Ashi Deki Choden and Ashi Sonam Yulgyal.

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Deki Yangzom Wangchuck has five children; Ashi Lhazen Nizal Rica, Dasho Jigme Namgyal, Dasho Wangchuck Dorji Namgyal, Ashi Yiwang Pindarica and Ashi Namzay Kumutha.

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Pema Choden Wangchuck has four children; Ashi Namden, Dasho Namgyal Dawa (Tulku Namgyal Rimpoche), Dasho Wangchen Dawa (Kathok Situ Rinpoche) and Dasho Leon Rabten.

Honours[edit]

National honours[edit]

  •  Bhutan :
    • Maharaja Ugyen Wangchuck Medal.gif Maharaja Ugyen Wangchuck Medal 1st class in gold (17/11/1909).[1]

Foreign honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Royal Ark
  2. ^ www.bhutanculturalatlas.org
  3. ^ WANGCHUCK DYNASTY. 100 Years of Enlightened Monarchy in Bhutan. Lham Dorji
  4. ^ WANGCHUCK DYNASTY. 100 Years of Enlightened Monarchy in Bhutan. Lham Dorji
  5. ^ "Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood" (PDF). 33256. London Gazette. 1927-03-11: 1601. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
  6. ^ London Gazette, 3 June 1930
Jigme Wangchuck
Born: 1905 Died: 30 March 1952
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ugyen Wangchuck
King of Bhutan
1926–1952
Succeeded by
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck