Anouvong was the last king of Vientiane, ruling 1805- 1828. In 1827 he declared war on Siam in an attempt to regain independence, but after successfully attacking Nakhon Ratchasima his army was defeated, and in return the Siamese troops attacked and totally destroyed Vientiane. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anouvong"
Boun Oum (also Prince Boun Oum or Prince Boun Oum Nachampassack) ( December 12 , 1912 - March 17, 1980) was the son of King Ratsadanay, and was the hereditary prince of Champassack (replaced the "king" system). ...more on Wikipedia about "Boun Oum"
Boungnang Vorachith (born August 15, 1937) is the Prime Minister of Laos. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001, and then was elected Prime Minister. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boungnang Vorachith"
Prince Bounkhong, the son of Prince Souvanna Phomma, was the last oupahat of Louang Phrabang. He was granted the title of Chao Ratsaphakhinay in 1884. From 1911 to 1920, he was a member of the Government Council of French Indochina. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bounkhong"
Colonel Bounleuth Saycocie (born September 1 1931) was a Lao military and political figure of the Second Indochina War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bounleut Saycocie"
Fa Khai was the king of Lan Xang from 1430- 1433. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fa Khai"
General Cheng Sayavong is a general of the Lao People's Revolutionary Army and head of the Borisat Phattana Khed Phudoi (BPKP) or in English, the Mountainous Areas Development Company (MADC). He is one of the most powerful men in Laos, though he has not been known to dabble in national politics. His fiefdom is the far-flung hamlet of Lak Xao (which literally means Kilometer 20), where he controls much of the country's timber trade, including trade in precious Hinoki cypress, which he extracts by helicopter and ships to Japan via the Vietnamese port of Vinh. The Nam Theun II (NT2) dam is in his backyard. Already a favorite of expats and diplomats, as well as tourists who visit his menagerie of endangered species (the Lak Xao Zoo), as construction gets under way, his profile may become more visible. ...more on Wikipedia about "General Cheng"
Kaysone Phomvihane ( December 13, 1920– November 21, 1992) was the leader of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party from 1955, though Souphanouvong served in a figurehead role. He served as the first Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and then as president until his death in 1992. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kaysone Phomvihane"
Queen Khamphoui was born in Louang Phrabang, Laos on July 12 1912. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khamphoui"
General Khamtai Siphandon (born February 8, 1924) has been president of Laos since February 1998, and has led the communist Lao People's Revolutionary Party, the only legal party in the country, since 1992. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khamtai Siphandon"
Khun Borom Rachathirath is the legendary progenitor of the Tai-speaking peoples, considered by the Lao and others to be the father of their race. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khun Borom"
Khun Lo was the eldest of the sons of Khun Borom and first of the Lao kings. The royal familes of Laos trace their lineage to him. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khun Lo"
General Kouprasith Abhay was a Lao military and political figure from the Second Indochina War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kouprasith Abhay"
Prince Mangkra Souvannaphouma of Laos (born in 1938) is the son of Prince Khampeng Souvannaphouma. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mangkra Souvannaphouma" Evergreen http://www.shortopedia.com!!!
Nouhak Phoumsavanh or Phoumsavan (born April 9, 1914) was a longtime Pathet Lao revolutionary and communist party official who succeeded Kaysone Phomvihane as president of Laos on the latter's death in November 1992. He had been First Deputy Prime Minister when Kaysone was Prime Minister until 1991. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nouhak Phoumsavanh"
Prince Phetsarath Rattanavongsa was prime minister of ...more on Wikipedia about "Phetsarath"
Photisarath is considered to be the most devout of the Lao kings, he banned spirit worship and built temples upon the sites of spirit shrines. His elephant fell and crushed him while he sought to display his prowess to the diplomatic corps. His son Setthathirath returned from Chiang Mai to succeed him to the throne of Lan Xang. ...more on Wikipedia about "Photisarath"
Phoumi Vongvichit ( April 6 1909– 1994) was a leading figure of the Pathet Lao and an elder statesman of the Lao People's Democratic Republic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Phoumi Vongvichit"
Ratsadanay was the last king of Champassack. He was the father of Boun Oum. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ratsadanay"
Prince Sauryavong Savang (born 22 January 1937) is the youngest son of King Savang Vatthana of Laos. In 1965, he married Princess Dalavan and they have four children, Sthira Sauryavong, Dayavant Sauryavong, Balavant Sauryavong, and Krishnajina Sauryavong. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sauryavong Savang"
Setthathirath ( 1534- 1572) is considered one of the great leaders in Lao history. In 1570, he successfully defended Laos against the military campaign of the Burmese conqueror Bayinnaung, who had already subdued Xieng Mai ( Chiang Mai) in 1556 and Ayutthaya in 1569. Setthathirath was a prolific builder and erected many Buddhist monuments including Wat Xieng Thong in Louang Phrabang and the That Luang in Vientiane. In 1572, a conspiracy between a Lord Phya Nakhon and the former abbot of Wat Maximavat, who held personal grudges against Setthathirath, led to the king's murder in the southern frontier of the country. He was 38 years of age. ...more on Wikipedia about "Setthathirath"
Siluck Saysanasy, born in Vientiane, Laos, is an actor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Siluck Saysanasy"
King Sisavang Vong (November 1885 - 1959) was born at Luang Prabang, Laos on July 14, 1885. His father was Zakarine, king of Louang Phrabang and his mother was Queen Thongsy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sisavang Vong"
Somsavat Lengsavad (born 1945) is the foreign minister and deputy prime minister of Laos. An ethnic Chinese who hails from Louang Phrabang, he was a protege of Kaysone Phomvihane. He became foreign minister in 1993. ...more on Wikipedia about "Somsavat Lengsavad"
Crown Prince Soulivong Savang (born May 8, 1963), grandson of the last King of Laos, is the pretender to the Lao throne. Laos was a constitutional monarchy until 1975, when the Communist Pathet Lao took over the nation. Soulivong Savang lives in exile in France. ...more on Wikipedia about "Soulivong Savang" shortopedia - Go in quickly. Laotian_people
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