Ang Duong (Cambodia)

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Ang Duong was the son of King Ang Eng, who ruled Cambodia from 1779 to 1797 and resided at the then capital Oudong. His mother was Ros, a royal consort since 1793 and later Queen Vara, who was of Thai origin (died around 1869). Ang Duong was the father of his successor King Norodom (1834–1904), King Sisowath (1840–1927) and was the great-great-grandfather of King Norodom Sihanouk (1941-2004).

King Ang Duong is acclaimed as a promoter of national unity after centuries of regress and venerated among modern Cambodians for his efforts to revitalize the nation and protect the kingdom from foreign invasion.His politics focused on sustained national unity and identity, and the minimization of foreign interference. He issued the first substantial revision of the legal codex for centuries and he encouraged and supervised the religious and cultural reforms.

During his residence in Thailand Ang Duong composed poetry, he authored and published classical Cambodian literature and historical works and later promoted the enactment of a comprehensive reformed legal codex, he also participated in the artistic development of Khmer classical dance. He translated the Cambodian folktale Vorvong & Sorvong into the Thai language as a birthday present for Thai Crown prince Mongkut.

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Vocabulary:

  • Consort: A husband or wife; spouse, especially of a reigning monarch.
  • Acclaimed: To welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud
  • Regress: To move backward; go back.
  • Enactment: A single provision of a law.

Questionnaire:

  • Why, King Ang Duong was acclaimed as a promoter of national unity?

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