Chai (king of Ayutthaya)
|King of Ayutthaya|
|King of Siam|
|Reign||8-9 August 1656|
|Died||11 August 1656|
Khokphraya Temple, Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Kingdom
|House||Prasat Thong Dynasty|
Reign and Overthrow
Upon King Prasat Thong’s death in 1656, Chaofa Chai, his eldest son, succeeded his father as King Sanpet VI.
However, it was a Thai tradition gave brothers a higher priority over sons in succession. Prince Si Suthammaracha, Chaofa Chai's uncle, plotted with his nephew, Prince Narai, to bring Sanpet VI down. After nine months of ascension, Sanpet VI was executed following a coup.:216–217:56 Narai and his uncle marched into the palace, and Si Suthammaracha crowned himself king. Si Suthammaracha appointed Narai as the Uparaja, or the Front Palace.
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Chai (king of Ayutthaya)Born: ? Died: 1656
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Nine months in 1656
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