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||The First King of the Royal House of Chakri
King Buddhayodfah Chulalok the Great was a son of Luang Pinitaksorn (Thongdee) and Daoreung (Yok). He was born on Wednesday, March 20th, 1736. At the age of 25, he was appointed to be the Luang Yokkrabatra (Inspector-General) of Ratburi Province.
An uprising that took place in the final year of Somdet Phra Chao Krung Thonburi's (King Taksin) reign was suppressed by King Rama I, King Rama I later proclaimed himself the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty on 6 April 1782.
The King established Bangkok as the capital city of Thailand. He also had the grand palace and the new city built and bestowed the new capital city the name of "Krung Thep Mahanakorn".
During his reign, King Rama I devided his administration into two separate systems of central (capital) and regional (provincial) administration. He also supported different measures to restore and promote Buddhism, for example, the introduction of the "Sangha Act" to supervise proper conducts of Buddhist monks.
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