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King Zakarine
King of Luang Phrabang
Laotian King Zakarine.jpg
Reign 15 December 1895– 25 March 1904
Predecessor Oun Kham
Successor Sisavang Vong
Born 16 July 1840
Luang Phrabang, Laos
Died 25 March 1904(1904-03-25) (aged 63)
Luang Phrabang, Laos
House Luang Phrabang
Father Oun Kham
Mother Khamone

King Zakarine, also known as Sakkarin, Sakharine, Sackarine, Zackarine, and Zacharine (originally Kham Souk) (full name Samdach Brhat Chao Maha Sri Vitha Lan Xang Hom Khao Luang Prabang Parama Sidha Khattiya Suriya Varman Brhat Maha Sri Sakarindra ) (16 July 1840 – 25 March 1904) was the King of Luang Prabang from 1895 to 1904.

Early life[edit]

He was brought up in Luang Phrabang and he was educated privately, which only wealthy Lao people did. Later on he married seven wives, included Queen Thongsy, and had 10 sons and 4 daughters. Thongsy was childless, so he adopted Queen Khamphane, wife of King Sisavang Vong. He commanded the Royal Forces against the Haw invasion (Chinese rebels of the Taiping rebellion) in 1874. He fled to Bangkok after the sack of Luang Prabang in 1887.

King of Luang Phrabang[edit]

In 1888, the King of Siam appointed him regent for his father. Zakarine officially succeeded his father on 15 December 1895 and was crowned at Luang Prabang on 14 July 1896. During his reign, he was forced to accept a French protectorate over the kingdom on 3 October 1893 after his father agreed to having French protection. He died from cerebral hemorrhage on 25 March 1904. He was succeeded by his son, King Sisavang Vong.

See also[edit]

Born: 16 July 1840 Died: 25 March 1904
Preceded by
Oun Kham
King of Laos
15 December 1895 – 25 March 1904
Succeeded by
Sisavang Vong