Norodom Sihanouk


Is Norodom Sihanouk Dead or Still Alive? Norodom Sihanouk Birthday and Date of Death

Norodom Sihanouk

Norodom Sihanouk Death

Norodom passed away on October 15, 2012 at the age of 89 in Beijing, China.

Norodom Sihanouk death quick facts:
  • When did Norodom Sihanouk die?

    October 15, 2012
  • How old was Norodom Sihanouk when died?

  • Where did Norodom Sihanouk die? What was the location of death?

    Beijing, China

Norodom Sihanouk Birthday and Date of Death

Norodom Sihanouk was born on October 22, 1922 and died on October 15, 2012. Norodom was 89 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: October 22, 1922
Date of Death: October 15, 2012
Age at Death: 89

Norodom Sihanouk - Biography

Norodom Sihanouk (Khmer: នរោត្តម សីហនុ; 31 October 1922 – 15 October 2012) was the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 to 2004. Also affectionately known as Samdech Euv (Khmer: សម្តេចឪ) to the Cambodian people, Sihanouk ascended to the throne in 1941. After the Second World War, he campaigned for the independence of Cambodia from French rule. Cambodia subsequently became an independent state in 1953. In 1955, Sihanouk abdicated the throne in favour of his father Norodom Suramarit, and went on to form the Sangkum, a political organisation. Sihanouk led the Sangkum to win the 1955 general elections, and became the Prime Minister of Cambodia. When Suramarit died in 1960, Sihanouk introduced a constitutional amendment which made him the Head of State of Cambodia, a position which he held until 1970. Between 1955 and 1970, Sihanouk pursued a policy of neutrality for Cambodia. As he forged close ties with Communist countries, in particular China, this incurred the suspicions of the United States (US) and its anti-Communist allies. Sihanouk maintained tenacious ties with the US and their allies, as they engaged in various activities which Sihanouk perceived as attempts to undermine his rule.