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His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck Edit Profile

King of Bhutan

His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, former King of Bhutan. Named one of 100 Most Influential People, Time Magazine, 2006.


Wangchuck, His Majesty Jigme Singye was born on November 11, 1955 in Thimphu, Bhutan. Son of Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and Queen Ashi Kesang.


Student, North Point, Darjeeling. Student, Wangchuk Academy, Paro, Bhutan, 1972.


Crown prince, 1972; succeeded to throne, 1972. Coronated King of Bhutan, head of state, 1974. Abdicated throne to his son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 2006.

Chairman Planning Commission Bhutan, since 1972, Council of Ministers, 1972-1998. Also commander-in-chief armed forces.


Married Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Children: Jigyel Ugyen, Sonam Dechen. Married Tshering Pem Wangchuck.

Children: Chimi Yangzom, Kesang Choden, Ugyen Jigme. Married Tshering Yangdön Wanchuck. Children: Jigme Khesar Namgyal, Dechen Yangzom, Jigme Dorji.

Married Sangay Choden Wangchuck. Children: Euphelma Choden, Khamsum Singhye.

Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuk

Queen Ashi Kesang

Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck

Tshering Pem Wangchuck

Tshering Yangdön Wanchuck

Sangay Choden Wangchuck

Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck

Sonam Dechen Wangchuck

Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck

Kesang Choden Wangchuck

Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck

Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck

Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

Euphelma Choden Wangchuck

Khamsum Singhye Wangchuck