Damrong Rajanubhab

Jun 21, 1862 - Dec 1, 1943

Prince Tisavarakumarn, the Prince Damrong Rajanubhab was the founder of the modern Thai educational system as well as the modern provincial administration. He was an autodidact, a historian, and one of the most influential Thai intellectuals of his time.
Born as Phra Ong Chao Tisavarakumarn, a son of King Mongkut with Consort Chum, a lesser royal wife; he initially learned Thai and Pali from private tutors, and English at the Royal School with Mr. Francis George Patterson. At the age of 14, he received his formal education in a special palace school created by his half-brother, King Chulalongkorn. He was given posts in the royal administration at an early age, becoming the commander of the Royal Guards Regiment in 1880 at age 18, and after several years he worked at building army schools as well as modernizing the army in general. In 1887, he was appointed as grand-officer to the army. At the same time, he was chosen by the king to become the Minister of Education in his provisional cabinet.
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