Damrong Rajanubhab Day in Thailand
Damrong Rajanubhab Day in Thailand is held on December 1. This event in the first decade of the month December is annual. Help us
Adopted 27 November 2001.
Commemorates the passing of Prince Damrong Rajanubhab.
Prince Tisavarakumarn, the Prince Damrong Rajanubhab (21 June 1862 – 1 December 1943) was the founder of the modern Thai educational system as well as the modern provincial administration. He was an autodidact, a (self-taught) historian, and one of the most influential Thai intellectuals of his time.
In 1887, he was appointed as Grand-officer to the army (commander-in-chief).
At the same time he was chosen by the king to become the Minister of Education in his provisional cabinet. However, when King Chulalongkorn began his administrative reform programme in 1892, Prince Damrong was chosen to lead the Ministry of the North (Mahatthai), which was converted into the Ministry of the Interior in 1894.
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