Famous Bhutanese Emperors & Kings

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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
(5th King of Bhutan)

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
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Birthdate: February 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dechencholing Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan. He is the son of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who abdicated the throne in his favor in 2006. As the king, he began overseeing the democratization of Bhutan and has implemented several reforms to improve the standard of living in his country. 

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Jigme Singye Wangchuck
(Former King of Bhutan)

Jigme Singye Wangchuck
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Birthdate: November 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dechencholing Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan
Jigme Singye Wangchuck had taken over as the king of Bhutan when he succeeded his father in 1972, at age 16. Interestingly, Wangchuck had married four sisters in a "Royal Wedding." He is known for promoting Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product as the goal of Bhutan.

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Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
(Third King of Bhutan)

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
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Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trongsa
Died: July 21, 1972

The Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck had a major role in modernizing his tiny Himalayan country. In his 20-year reign, he built countless roads, schools, and hospitals. He also secured financial aid from India and other Asian countries. An avid reader, he also loved hunting and gardening.

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Ugyen Wangchuck
(The First Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan))

Ugyen Wangchuck
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Birthdate: 1862 AD
Birthplace: Bumthang District
Died: August 7, 1926

Ugyen Wangchuck reigned as the first king of Bhutan from 1907 until his death in 1926. He is remembered for his efforts to unite Bhutan and gain the trust of his subjects. Wangchuck is credited with founding the Buddhist monarchy in 1907. A spiritual person who had close relationships with spiritual masters, Wangchuck oversaw the construction of the Kurjey temple.