Norodom Suramarit

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Norodom Suramarit
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A wax sculpture of King Norodom Suramarit in the museum of the Cambodian Cultural Village.
King of Cambodia
Reign2 March 1955 – 3 April 1960
Coronation5 March 1955
PredecessorNorodom Sihanouk
SuccessorNorodom Sihanouk
as Head of State of Cambodia
Prime Ministers
Born(1896-03-06)6 March 1896
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Died3 April 1960(1960-04-03) (aged 64)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Spouse
Sisowath Kossamak
(m. 1920; died 1960)
IssueNorodom Sihanouk
Norodom Vichara
Norodom Sirivudh
Norodom Preyasophon
HouseHouse of Norodom
FatherNorodom Sothearos
MotherNorodom Phangangam
ReligionBuddhism

Norodom Suramarit (Khmer: នរោត្តម សុរាម្រិត) (6 March 1896 – 3 April 1960) was King of Cambodia from 1955 until his death in 1960.[1] He was the father of King Norodom Sihanouk and the grandfather of Cambodia's current king, Norodom Sihamoni. Suramarit was born in Phnom Penh. He was the son of Prince Norodom Sutharot and grandson of King Norodom.

Suramarit's father Sutharot was a cousin of King Sisowath Monivong; Monivong's father, King Sisowath, was the brother and successor of King Norodom. Suramarit became Monivong's son-in-law when he married Monivong's daughter Sisowath Kosamak. Upon Monivong's death in 1941, Sihanouk, Suramarit's son and Monivong's grandson, was selected as the new king. In 1955, Sihanouk abdicated in favor of his father.

Following Suramarit's death in 1960, Sihanouk became head of state once more (although he did not formally regain the title of king until 1993). Suramarit was given the posthumous title of Preah Karuna Preah Norodom Suramarit Preah Moha Kachanakkot (ព្រះ​ករុណា​ព្រះនរោត្តម​សុម្រិត ព្រះមហាកាញ្ចនកោដ្ឋ). His wife Queen Sisowath Kosamak remained Queen Mother after her husband's death.

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Preceded by
Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
1955–1960
Succeeded by
Norodom Sihanouk

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