November 8, 2015

2018 THAILAND - Purachatra Jayakara (1881-1936)

Purachatra Jayakara, the Prince of Kamphaengphet was a Prince of Siam (later Thailand), the 35th son of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V the Great). He had 2 spouses and 5 consorts, with whom he had 12 children (4 sons and 8 daughters), and founded the House of Chatrajaya. He was often called the Father of the Thai radio and the Father of the Thai railways, due to his contributions in both fields.

He received the education in Suankularb Wittayalai School, then in Harrow School, School of Engineering at Trinity Canbridge, University of Cambridge, and engineering at Chatham. Also he attended studying in France and Netherlands in the School of engineering of digging dam-canals. He came back to Thailand in 1904, and worked as the military engineer, and officer of the Siamese Royal Army for 17 years. He developed the Siamese Department of Engineering militaries in his knowledge he got from the western.

About the stamps

The first stamp was issued on March 26, 1989, to commemorate the 72nd anniversary and the 6th birthday cycle of the Chulalongkorn University, which was established on 26 March 1917 by Rama VI. It depicts the statue of Rama VI and his father Rama V in front of the auditorium of the Chulalongkorn University, and the University's emblem in the top left corner.

About the last stamp I wrote here.

Purachatra Jayakara - Wikipedia

Sender: Pumipat
Sent from Bangkok (Bangkok / Thailand), on 26.10.2015

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