Somsanith Vongkotrattana

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Prince Somsanith Vongkotrattana
ເຈົ້າສົມສະນິດ ວົງກົຕຣັຕນະ
10th Prime Minister of Laos
In office
3 June 1960 – 15 August 1960
MonarchSisavang Vatthana
Preceded byKou Abhay
Succeeded byPrince Souvanna Phouma
Personal details
Born19 April 1913
Luang Phrabang, Laos
Luang Phrabang, Laos
Political partyCommittee for the Defence of the National Interests
ProfessionPrime Minister

Prince Somsanith Vongkotrattana ((Lao: ເຈົ້າສົມສນິດ ວົງກົຕຣັຕນະ19 April 1913 – 1975)[1] was the Prime Minister of Laos. He was born in Luang Prabang, Laos. His mother, Sanghiemkham, was one of Prince Bounkhong daughters, married Souvannarath, would late become Prime Minister, making Prince Souvanna Phouma, Prince Souphanouvong, Prince Phetsarath and Prince Kindavong his step uncles.


  1. ^ Stuart-Fox, Martin; Historical Dictionary of Laos; Plymouth UK ²2008, ISBN 978-0-8108-5624-0
Political offices
Preceded by
Kou Abhay
Prime Minister of Laos
3 June 1960 – 15 August 1960
Succeeded by
Souvanna Phouma