Norodom Sihamoni

Place of Birth: Phnom Penh, Cambodia, French Indochina (now Cambodia)

Date of Birth: 14 May, 1953

Ethnicity:
*75% Asian [Khmer, with distant Chinese]
*25% French/Corsican Italian

Norodom Sihamoni is the King of Cambodia, having served in the position, since 14 October, 2004.

His father, Norodom Sihanouk, was King of Cambodia, from 24 April, 1941 to 2 March, 1955, and again, from 24 September, 1993 to 7 October, 2004. He was a statesman, Sangkum and FUNCINPEC politician, film director, and composer, who was also Chief of State of Cambodia, from 20 June, 1960 to 18 March, 1970, and President of the State Presidium, from 17 April, 1975 to 2 April, 1976. He was known as “Samdech Euv” in Cambodia, meaning “King Father” in Khmer. His mother, Norodom Monineath (born Paule Monique Izzi), was born in Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina, now Vietnam, and is of half French-Corsican/Italian descent.

Sihamoni’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced to his 20th great-grandfather, Trosok Peam (Ponhea Chey), a cucumber gardener, who ruled Khmer Empire, from 1336 to 1340, after assassinating his predecessor, Jayavarman IX.

Sihamoni’s paternal grandfather was Norodom Suramarit (the son of Norodom Sothearos and Norodom Phangangam). Sihamoni’s grandfather Norodom was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, French Indochina, and was King of Cambodia, from 3 March, 1955 to 3 April, 1960. Sihamoni’s great-grandparents Sothearos and Phangangam were half-siblings. Sihamoni’s great-grandfather Norodom was the son of Ang Voddey, later Norodom of Cambodia, who was King of Cambodia, from 19 October, 1860 to 24 April, 1904, and of Bossaba Yem. Phangangam was the daughter of Norodom of Cambodia and of Bopha Nuon.

Sihamoni’s paternal grandmother was Sisowath Kossamak (Sisowath Monivong Kossamak Nearirath Serey Vathana, the daughter of Sisowath Monivong and Norodom Kanviman Norleak Tevi). Sisowath was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, French Indochina, and was Queen of Cambodia, from 20 June, 1960 to 9 October, 1970. Sihamoni’s great-grandfather Sisowath Monivong was born in Khemarin Palace, and was King of Cambodia, from 9 August, 1927 to 23 April, 1941. He was the son of Ang Sar, later Sisowath of Cambodia, who was King of Cambodia, from 27 April, 1904 to 9 August, 1927; and of Van. Sihamoni’s great-great-grandfathers Norodom and Sisowath were brothers. Kanviman was the daughter of Norodom Hassakan and Sao Sambhat.

Sihamoni’s maternal grandfather was named Jean-Fran├žois Izzi. Jean-Fran├žois was a French banker, of Corsican descent.

Sihamoni’s maternal grandmother was Pomme Peang (the daughter of Peang and Ouk). Pomme was born in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Ouk was of part Chinese descent.

Source: Genealogy of Norodom Sihamoni – https://www.geni.com

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