Norodom Suramarit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Norodom Suramarit
King Norodom Suramarit of Cambodia.JPG
Wax statue of Norodom Suramarit
King of Cambodia
Reign 2 March 1955 – 3 April 1960
Coronation 5 March 1955
Predecessor Norodom Sihanouk
Successor Norodom Sihanouk
as Head of State of Cambodia
Prime Ministers
Born (1896-03-06)6 March 1896
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Died 3 April 1960(1960-04-03) (aged 64)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Spouse Sisowath Kossamak
(m. 1920–1960; his death)
Issue Norodom Sihanouk
Norodom Vichara
Norodom Sirivudh
Norodom Preyasophon
House House of Norodom
Father Norodom Sothearos
Mother Norodom Phangangam
Religion Buddhism

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. His wife Queen Sisowath Kosamak remained Queen Mother after her husband's death.




See also[edit]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Succeeded by
Norodom Sihanouk