CHAMPASAKTI

The Khun Lo Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1713 – 1738 H.M. Somdetch Brhat Chao Jaya Sri Samudra Buddhangkura [Soi Si Samout Phouthong Koun], King of Champa Nagapurisiri [Nakhon Champa Nakhaburisi]. b. posthumously, in the hills of Poosangor Horkam, 1693, as Prince (Chao) Nakasatra Sungaya [Nokasat Song], youngest son of H.R.H. Princess Sumangala Kumari, daughter of H.M. Somdetch Brhat Chao Suriya Varman Dharmika Raja Parama Pavitra Prasidhadhiraja Sri Sadhana Kanayudha, King of Lan Xang, by Na Bua, Phya Senadivya. Proclaimed as King of the State of Champa Nagapurisiri [Nakhon Champa Nakhaburisi] by Phra Krum Bunsamek in 1713. Installed at the site of the Wat That Monastery, Champa Nagapurisiri, 1713. His reign saw the widespread introduction of Buddhism in the south by the monk, Ponsamek. Renounced his executive powers in favour of his eldest son, 1725. m. at Champa Nagapurisiri, ca. 1709, a daughter of H.M. Samdach Brhat Jaya Jatha Parama Surendra Rajadhiraja Rama [Jaya Jatha IV], King of Cambodia. He d. at Khorat, 1738, having had issue, four sons:
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1738 – 1791 H.M. Somdetch Brhat Chao Brhat Bodhi Chao Angka Luang Jaya Kumara [Pha Photi Chao], King of Champa Nagapurisiri [Nakhon Champa Nagapurisiri]. b. 1710, eldest son of H.M. Somdetch Brhat Chao Jaya Sri Samudra Buddhangkura [Soi Si Samout Phouthong Koun], King of Champa Nagapurisiri, educ. privately. Governor of Srilambong, before his accession. Assumed executive powers as Regent, 1725. Succeded on the death of his father, 1738. Crowned with the title of Somdetch Brhat Chao Brhat Bodhi Chao Angka Luang Jaya Kumara, 1738. Removed his permanent seat to Champa Nagapurisiri. A serious legal dispute with his eldest brother escalated into an armed conflict in 1758, when the latter marched on the capital and forced him to flea with his family to Don Mote Daeng, before a reconciliation was arranged between them by the sangha. He fled from the capital again when Siamese troops attacked in 1778, took refuge on the island of Don Sai, but was captured and marched to Bangkok in golden chains. Confined there for two years and only returned to Champa Nagapurisiri in 1780 after accepting the position of a vassal of the Siamese king. Despite his many faults, a rare example of a Buddhist ruler free of the usual trait of cruelty, who adhered to his religious principles, and eschewed war or violence not only because of the potential loss of human life but also to prevent the death, mutilation and suffering of large numbers of horses and elephants. m. H.M. Queen (Maharani Devi Kumari) ... He d. at Champa Nagapurisiri, 1791, having had issue, one son and two daughters:
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1791 – 1811 see Suvarnakut.
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1811              H.M. Somdetch Brhat Chao Anuya [Nu], King of Champasakti, eldest son of Prince Anuramangkara [No-Muang] and a nephew of H.H. Chao Brhat Vijaya Raja Khatiya Varman, educ. privately and at Bangkok. Restored to the throne by the Siamese, 1811. He d. three days after his nomination as King, 1811, having had issue, three sons.
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1811 – 1813 Interregnum.
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1813 – 1820 H.M. Somdetch Brhat Chao Bhumi Maha Nawi [Phom Ma Noi], King of Champasakti, son of H.R.H. Prince (Chao) Surinha, Raja Varman, educ. privately and at Bangkok. Appointed as Chao Muang Nakhon Champassak (Prince Governor of the State of Champasakti) by the King of Siam, after the death of his cousin, 1813. Failed to deal with a serious rebellion by Kha from the southern districts in 1820 and fled to Bangkok, where he remained there for the rest of hs days. He d. at Bangkok, 1821, having had issue, six sons:
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1820 – 1827 Interregnum under Siamese rule, Champassak, Yasoton, Khemaratta and Ubol erected into separate provinces directly dependent on Bangkok with the Uaparaja Yo of Vientiane ruling as Governor until the town was captured by the Siamese. Yo escaped and was pursued to a pagoda, where he sought but failed to secure sanctuary, subsequently committed suicide by leaping off the roof.
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1827 – 1840 H.H. Prince (Brhat Chao) H’ui, Prince of Champasakti. b. 1780, younger son of H.H. Prince (Chao) Unga [O], Prince (Chao Muang) of Attapau, educ. Royal Corps of Pages, Bangkok, Siam. A General in the Siamese forces, he was sent to hunt down and capture the Uparaja Yo, appointed to replace him as Chao Muang Nakhon Champassak (Prince Governor of the State of Champasakti) by the King of Siam, 1827*. He d. at Himlot, Champassak, 1840 , having had issue, seven sons and seven daughters:
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* The Siamese chronicles state that seven women from the Uparaja of Vientiane’s harem were gifted to him by the Siamese King, but this is a lie. It is clear that these ladies were sent to Bangkok and there distributed amongst the harems of the King himself, the Viceroy, other Siamese princes and officials.  
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1841 – 1851 H.H. Brhat Chao Nagaraja Negara Champasakti [Nak], Prince (Chao Muang) of Champasakti [Nakhon Champassak]. b. 1774, eldest son of H.H. Prince Unga [O], Prince of Attapeu, educ. privately. Appointed as Deputy Ruler and raised to the title of Uparaja by the King of Siam, 1828. Regent for his brother Prince H’ui 1840. Appointed as Chao Muang Nakhon Champassak (Prince Governor of the State of Champasakti) by the King of Siam, on his death, 1841 (confirmed 1842). He d. from cholera, at Bangkok, Siam, 1851 (4th day of the rising moon, the 4th month), aged 76 years, having had issue six sons and four daughters:
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1851 – 1853 H.H. Brhat Chao Buwana [Boua], Prince of Champasakti, son of H.M. Somdetch Brhat Chao Anuya [Nu], King of Champasakti, educ. Corps of Pages, Bangkok, Siam. Succeeded on the death of his cousin, 1851. Appointed as Chao Muang Nakhon Champassak (Prince Governor of the State of Champasakti) by the King of Siam in 1852. He d. before the golden tray for his appointment was prepared and dispatched, at Bangkok, Siam, 1853, having had issue, two sons:
  • 1) Prince (Chao) Indra [In]. He had issue, a son:
    • a) Prince (Chao) Bitra [Phet]. m. Princess (Chao Nang) Pengchan, daughter of his paternal uncle, Prince (Chao) Bhimasura Dharmadeva Khamphouy [Ya Chao Tham], by his first wife, Mom Kongphong. He had issue:
      • i) Princess (Chao Heuane) Khamkip (only daughter of Tham's only daughter). m. Prince (Chao) Dungpaya [Thongbay], from another branch of the royal family. She had issue, a son:
        • (1) Prince (Chao) Anujaya [Nouchay]. m. H.H. Princess (Sadet Chao Heuane Nhing) Rattanary na Champasakti, daughter of H.R.H. Somdet Brhat Chao Buvanarabarna Rajadhanaya Negara Champasakti [Bua Laphan Ratsadany], Prince of Champasaktiby his fifth wife, Mom Chandra Samudhi na Champasakti [Chan Samouth]. He had issue, a son:
          • (a) Major Prince (Chao) Singto Na Champassak, educ. l’École speciale militaire de St Cyr, Paris, France. Cmsnd as Sub-Lieut Royal Lao Army 1969, settled in France as a refugee, where he joined the Légion Etrangère, and later transferred to the regular French army, rising to the rank of Maj 20/12/1994, cdt cadre special, served in former Yugoslavia and in Africa 22 ans de services 2003. Author of “Mon Destin” (2010). Rcvd: Knt of the National Order of Merit of France (2.5.2003). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
  • 2) Prince (Chao) Bhimasura Dharmadeva Khamphouy [Phimmasone Thammatheva] [Ya Tham Chao] [Chao Tham Phoui]. b. ca 1845. Commanded by Chao Yudhi Dharma Sundhara (his “uncle”) to establish control in the Sesan River Basin in the 1880s, he established Siamese suzerainty there, but later switched allegiance to France after that nation established its control in the area. Native Governor of Stung Treng (Sieng Teng in Lao) 1906-1907, 1910-1911, 1915-1917 and 1918-1920. m. (first) Mom Kongphong, who had five sons and one daughter. m. (second) Mom Anugama [Noukham], who had one son, daughter of Thao Phommabut. m. (third) Mom Fong, who also had one son. He d. at Voeunsai, early 1930, having had issue, seven sons and one daughter:
    • a) Prince (Chao) Bandhara [Phanh] (s/o Kongphong). m. H.H. Princess (Sadet Chao Heuane Nhing) Koumaly, daughter of H.H. Brhat Chao Yudhi Dharmadhara,
      Prince of the State of Champasakti. He d.v.p.
    • b) Prince (Chao) Buya [Phouy] (s/o Kongphong). He d.v.p.
    • c) Prince (Chao) Suri [Sone] (s/o Kongphong). m. Mom Kura [Koun]. He was k. in Battambang, before 1930, having had issue, a son:
      • i) Prince (Chao) Aryajaya [Anya Sai].
    • d) Prince (Chao) My (s/o Kongphong). Governor of Moulapoumak (Stung Treng) 1920-1925. m. Nang One Keo. He d.v.p. at Voeunsai, 1925.
    • e) Prince (Chao) Anura [Nhou] (s/o Kongphong). Governor of Moulapoumak (Stung Treng) 1925. He d.v.p. at Voeunsai, late 1925, having had issue (who returned to
      Champassak, in Lao territory after his death).
    • f) Prince (Chao) Liamagama [Liamkham] (s/o Anugama).
    • g) Prince (Chao) Gamabura [Khamphoun] (s/o Anugama). Copyright© Christopher Buyers
    • a) Princess (Chao Nang) Pengchan (d/o Kongphong). m. Prince (Chao) Bitra [Phet], son of her paternal uncle, Prince (Chao) Indra [In]. She had issue, an only daughter – see above.
    • One of the above, had issue, a daughter:
      • i) Princess (Chao Nang) Oudone. m. Ouch Khamkorn, Phagna Virakara [Ya (Vira) Korn], an ethnic Khmer from Phum Krakor, Kratie.
    • One of the above had issue, a son :
      • i) Prince (Chao) Noudeng (grandson of Ya Chao Tham). m. a daughter or granddaughter of Thao Bimaputra [Phommabut]. He had issue, a daughter: Prince (Chao Nang) Kinkham. b. 1922. Fl May 2008. m. Me Srok Thouay.
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1853 – 1855 Interregnum during a succession dispute, Prince Suriya, Uparaja, acted as Regent. He d. 1855.
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1856 – 1858 H.H. Brhat Chao Yudhi Dharma Sundaragana Negara Champasakti [Youtti Thammasunthon], Prince of Champasakti. b. at Himlot, 1830, as Prince (Chao) Kamanaya [Kham Nhai], third son of H.H. Prince (Brhat Chao) H’ui, Prince of Champasakti, educ. Bangkok, Siam. Appointed as Chao Muang Nakhon Champassak (Prince Governor of the State of Champasakti) by the King of Siam, 1856. Invested with the personal title of Chao Yudhi Dharmasundara Negara Champasakti [Youtti Thammasunthon Nakorn Champassak] 1856 and later promoted to Chao Yudhi Dharma Sundaragana Negara Champasakti. He d.s.p.m. at Himlot, 1858 , having had issue, two daughters:
  • 1) H.H. Princess (Sadet Chao Heuane) Kamabumi [Kham-Phu].
  • 2) H.H. Princess (Sadet Chao Heuane) Mala.
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1858 - 1900 H.H. Brhat Chao Yudhi Dharmadhara Negara Champasakti, Prince of the State of Champasakti. b. at Himlot, 1839, as Prince Kamasukti [Kham-Souk], fourth son of H.H. Prince (Brhat Chao) H’ui, Prince of Champasakti, educ. Royal Corps of Pages, Grand Palace, Bangkok, Siam. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother 1858. Reigned under the regency of the Uparaja, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers as Chao Muang Nakhon Champassak (Prince Governor of the State of Champasakti) by the King of Siam, 1863. Installed with the personal title of Chao Yudhi Dharmadhara Negara Champasakti, 1863. Received Mons Carné, the French envoy, 1866. Returned to Bassac, where he constructed a new palace and re-established the old capital, February 1874. Granted precedence at the Court of Bangkok immediately after the Siamese Prime Minister. Placed under the control of a Siamese appointed regional Governor-General 1891. Rcvd: KGC of the Orders of the White Elephant (first class) and Crown of Siam (first class). m. (first) ... m. (second) Princess (Chao Heuane) Keavakama [Kheuakham]. m. (third) ... m. (fourth) ... m. (fifth) Mom Suri Kutmaya na Champasakti [Sone Keutmai], a commoner. He d. at Bassak, 28th July 1900 aged 62 years, having had issue, four sons and four daughters:
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