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Thanom Kittikachorn

Thai politician

Died when: 92 years 310 days (1114 months)
Star Sign: Leo


Thanom Kittikachorn

Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn (Thai: ถนอม กิตติขจร, Thai pronunciation: [tʰà.nɔ̌ːm kìt.tì.kʰa.t͡ɕɔ̌ːn]; 11 August 1911 – 16 June 2004) was a Thai military dictator.

A staunch anti-communist, Thanom oversaw a decade of military rule in Thailand from 1963 to 1973, during which he staged a , until public protests which exploded into violence forced him to step down.

His return from exile in 1976 sparked protests which led to a massacre of demonstrators, followed by a .

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