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As Rama I (q.v.), Chakkri reigned until 1809. His reign marked the reorganization
of Siamese defenses to repel Burmese attacks in 1785, 1786, 1787, 1797, and
1801. His descendants reigned in an unbroken line after him. For more than 100
After having reigned for 60 years, Ch'ien-lung, out of respect for K'ang- hsi,
whose reign had lasted 61 years, announced on Oct. 15, 1795, that he was
designating his fifth son, Yung-yen, to succeed him. On Feb. 9, 1796, the Chinese
new year ...
Second, the emperor might have a posthumous name (shin), containing up to two
dozen adjectives and perhaps changing when applied to different phases of his
reign. In practice, only the first word (as in the T'ang period) or the last word (as ...
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