King Taksin Memorial Day in Thailand
King Taksin Memorial Day in Thailand is held on December 28. This event in the third decade of the month December is annual. Help us
Commemorates the accession of King Taksin in 1768.
King Taksin Day is celebrated to mark the Coronation of "Phraya Vajiraprakarn” who was elevated to "Somdech Phraboromaracha IV” and is more commonly known as King Taksin.
King Taksin won the country’s independence from Burmese invaders within a period of seven months, after which he moved his army from Chanthaburi to Thonburi, where he was crowned king on December 28, 1768. He established Thonburi as his capital.
Taksin, also called Phraya Taksin or Phya Tak, (born April 17, 1734, Ayutthaya [Thailand]—died April 6, 1782, Thon Buri, Thailand), Thai general, conqueror, and later king (1767–82) who reunited Thailand, or Siam, after its defeat at the hands of the Myanmar (Burmese) in 1767.
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