Norodom Sihamoni

Place of Birth: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Date of Birth: 14 May, 1953

Ethnicity: Khmer, with some amounts of French, Corsican, and Chinese

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

Sihamoni’s father, Norodom Sihanouk, also served as the King of Cambodia, from 24 April 1941 to 2 March 1955, and from 24 September 1993 to 7 October 2004. Sihamoni’s mother, Norodom Monineath (Paule Monique Izzi), is of half French-Corsican descent.

Sihamoni’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back 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). Sothearos was the son of Ang Voddey (later Norodom of Cambodia) and Bossaba Yem. Phangangam was the daughter of Norodom of Cambodia and of Bopha Nuon.

Sihamoni’s paternal grandmother was Sisowath Kossamak (the daughter of Sisowath Monivong and Norodom Kanviman Norleak Tevi). Monivong was the son of Ang Sar (later Sisowath of Cambodia) and Van. Kanviman was the daughter of Norodom Hassakan and Sao Sambhat.

Sihamoni’s maternal grandparents were Jean-François Izzi and Pomme Peang (the daughter of Peang and Ouk). Jean-François was a French banker, of Corsican descent. Ouk was of part Chinese descent.

Source: Genealogy of Norodom Sihamoni –

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