Norodom Sihanouk

Date of Birth: 31 October, 1922

Place of Birth: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Date of Death: 15 October, 2012

Place of Death: Beijing, China

Ethnicity: Khmer

Norodom Sihanouk was the King of Cambodia, from 24 April, 1941 to 2 March, 1955, and from 24 September, 1993 to 7 October, 2004.

He was the son of Norodom Suramarit and Sisowath Kossamak. He was married to Phat Kanhol, Sisowath Pongsanmoni, Sisowath Monikessan, Mam Manivan Phanivong, Thavet Norleak, and Paule Monique Izzi.

Sihanouk’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his 19th great-grandfather, Trosok Peam (Ponhea Chey), a cucumber gardener who ruled Khmer Empire from 1336 to 1340 after assassinating his predecessor, Jayavarman IX.

Sihanouk’s paternal grandfather was Norodom Sothearos (the son of Ang Voddey, later Norodom of Cambodia, and of Bossaba Yem). Sihanouk’s great-grandfather Norodom was the son of Ang Duong and Pen. Bossaba Yem was the daughter of bureaucrat Yia Abhaiwongse and Tim Bunnag.

Sihanouk’s paternal grandmother was Norodom Phangangam (the daughter of Norodom of Cambodia and of Bopha Nuon). Sothearos and Phangangam were half-siblings. Bopha Nuon was the daughter of Lothia Sa.

Sihanouk’s maternal grandfather was Sisowath Monivong (the son of Ang Sar, later Sisowath of Cambodia, and of Van). Sihanouk’s great-grandfathers Norodom and Sisowath were brothers. Van was the daughter of a bureaucrat.

Sihanouk’s maternal grandmother was Norodom Kanviman Norleak Tevi (the daughter of Norodom Hassakan and Sao Sambhat). Hassakan was the daughter of Norodom of Cambodia and of Mom Yeay. Sambhat was the daughter of Sao and Yura Varman.

Source: Genealogy of Norodom Sihanouk –

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