Vong Savang

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Vong Savang
Crown Prince of Laos
Born(1931-09-27)27 September 1931
Luang Phrabang
Died2 May 1978(1978-05-02) (aged 46)
Vieng Xai, Laos
SpousePrincess Mahneelai
IssuePrince Soulivong Savang
Prince Thanyavong Savang
Princess Manisophana Savang
Princess Sawee Nahlee Savang
Prince Kiranvong Savang
Prince Anourathavarman Savang
Full name
Vong Savang (or Varman Savangsa)
HouseKhun Lo Dynasty
FatherSisavang Vatthana

Vong Savang (Lao: ເຈົ້າຟ້າຊາຍມົງກຸດຣາຊະກຸມາຣວົງສະຫວ່າງ; 27 September 1931 – 2 May 1978) was the Crown Prince to throne of the Kingdom of Laos. After the Laotian Civil War in 1975, he and his family were arrested by the Pathet Lao and sent to re-education camps, where they died.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 27 September 1931, at the Royal Palace Luang Prabang, Laos to King Savang Vatthana and Queen Khamphoui. He was educated at Montpellier University and later École sciences et politiques in Paris. He became the Crown Prince (Anga Mahkuta Raja Kumara) on 29 October 1962, and married Princess Mahneelai Panya (born 29 December 1941) on 4 August 1962. They had four sons and three daughters.


Having read the royal rescript of abdication of his father on 2 December 1975,[1] he lived in a private residence with his family until 1977, when they were arrested and taken to northern Laos and placed in a re-education camp. He reportedly died there on 2 May 1978.[2]


The children of Vong Savang and Mahneelai are:

Name Birth Death
Soulivong Savang 8 May 1963
Thanyavong Savang 17 April 1964
Manisophana Savang 1965
Sawee Nahlee Savang 1967
Kiranvong Savang 1969
Manilama Savang 1976
Anourathavarman Savang 1978


National Honours[edit]

Foreign Honours[edit]


  1. ^ THE EVOLUTION OF THE SITUATION IN LAOS SINCE THE VIENTIANE AGREEMENT 1973 Archived 16 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine. lao-national-council.com. 31 January 2011
  2. ^ Daniel White (2010). Frommer's Cambodia and Laos. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 255–. ISBN 978-0-470-49778-4.
  3. ^ Royal Ark
  4. ^ ราชกิจจานุเบกษา, ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์เหรียญรัตนาภรณ์, เล่ม ๗๙, ตอน ๖๙ง, ๓๑ กรกฎาคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๐๕, หน้า ๑๖๙๒

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Vong Savang
Born: 27 September 1931 Died: -2 May 1978/1980?
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Savang Vatthana
King of Laos
March 1978?–2 May 1978/1980?
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished in 1975 – Communist take over
Succeeded by
Soulivong Savang