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Jigme Wangchuck
Jigme Wangchuck
(Dzongkha: འཇིགས་མེད་དབང་ཕྱུག, Wylie: 'jigs med dbang phyug; 1905 – 30 March 1952) was the Druk Gyalpo
Druk Gyalpo
or king of Bhutan
Bhutan
from 21 August 1926, until his death. He was the eldest son of King Ugyen Wangchuck
Ugyen Wangchuck
and was educated in English, Hindi and Buddhist literature.

Kings of the House of Wangchuck

Ugyen Reign: 1907–1926

Jigme Reign: 1926–1952

Jigme Dorji Reign: 1952–1972

Jigme Singye Reign: 1972–2006

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Reign: 2006–present

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Under his reign, Bhutan
Bhutan
continued to maintain almost complete isolation from the outside world, maintaining only limited relations with the British Raj
British Raj
in India. He was succeeded by his son, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.[3]

Contents

1 Children 2 Honours

2.1 National honours 2.2 Foreign honours

3 Ancestry 4 See also 5 References

Children[edit] HM The Second King, Jigme Wangchuck, had five children with his two cross cousins, Ashi Phuntsho Choden
Phuntsho Choden
and her sister Ashi Pema Dechen:[4]

The Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
(by his first wife). Prince (Druk Gyalsey) Namgyal Wangchuck (by his second wife). Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Choki Ongmo Wangchuck (by his second wife). Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Deki Yangzom Wangchuck (by his second wife). Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Pema Choden Wangchuck (by his second wife).

Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Choki Ongmo Wangchuck has two daughters, Ashi Deki Choden and Ashi Sonam Yulgyal. Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Deki Yangzom Wangchuck has five children; Ashi Lhazen Nizal Rica, Dasho Jigme Namgyal, Dasho Wangchuck Dorji Namgyal, Ashi Yiwang Pindarica and Ashi Namzay Kumutha. Princess (Druk Gyalsem) Pema Choden Wangchuck has four children; Ashi Namden, Dasho Namgyal Dawa (Tulku Namgyal Rimpoche), Dasho Wangchen Dawa (Kathok Situ Rinpoche) and Dasho Leon Rabten. Honours[edit] National honours[edit]

 Bhutan :

Maharaja Ugyen Wangchuck
Ugyen Wangchuck
Medal 1st class in gold (17/11/1909).[1]

Foreign honours[edit]

 British Raj :

Delhi Durbar
Delhi Durbar
Silver Medal (12/12/1911).[1] Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire
Order of the Indian Empire
(CIE - 11/03/1927).[5] Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
Order of the Indian Empire
(KCIE - 03/06/1930).[6]

 United Kingdom :

King George V Silver Jubilee Medal
King George V Silver Jubilee Medal
(06/05/1935).[1] King George VI Coronation
Coronation
Medal (12/05/1937).[1]

Ancestry[edit]

Ancestors of Jigme Wangchuck

16. Padma

8. Pila Gonpo Wangyal (= 24)

4. Jigme Namgyal, 10th Trongsa Penlop
Penlop
and 48th Druk Desi

9. Sonam Pedzom (= 25)

2. Ugyen Wangchuck

10. Ugyen Phuntsho, 8th Trongsa Penlop

5. Pema Choki

22. Sonam Drugyel, 31st Druk Desi

11. Rinchen Pelmo

1. Jigme Wangchuck

24. Pila Gonpo Wangyal (= 8)

12. Dungkar Gyeltsen, 12th Trongsa Penlop

25. Sonam Pedzom (= 9)

6. Kunzang Thinley, Dzongpon of Thimphu

3. Tsundue Pema Lhamo

14. Kencho Wangdu

7. Sangay Drolma

See also[edit]

House of Wangchuck

References[edit]

Royal Ark The Wangchuk Dynasty
Dynasty
GENEALOGY Royal Ark The Wangchuk Dynasty
Dynasty
GENEALOGY

Notes

^ a b c d e Royal Ark ^ www.bhutanculturalatlas.org ^ WANGCHUCK DYNASTY. 100 Years of Enlightened Monarchy in Bhutan. Lham Dorji ^ WANGCHUCK DYNASTY. 100 Years of Enlightened Monarchy in Bhutan. Lham Dorji ^ "Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood" (PDF). 33256. London Gazette. 1927-03-11: 1601. Retrieved 2011-08-11.  ^ London Gazette, 3 June 1930

Jigme Wangchuck House of Wangchuck Born: 1905 Died: 30 March 1952

Regnal titles

Preceded by Ugyen Wangchuck King of Bhutan 1926–1952 Succeeded by Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

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History of Bhutan

Government

Druk Desi (list) Dual system of government Dzongpens Penlops ( Penlop
Penlop
of Trongsa) Zhabdrung Rinpoche The Tshogdu

Kingdoms

Bumthang Kurtö Lhuentse Trashigang Zhemgang

Provinces

Bumthang Daga Kurmaed Kurtoed Paro Punakha Thimphu Trongsa Wangdue Phodrang

Families

Dorji family ( Bhutan
Bhutan
House) House of Wangchuck

Historical figures

Ngawang Namgyal Pema Lingpa Jigme Namgyal Druk Gyalpo
Druk Gyalpo
Ugyen Wangchuck Druk Gyalpo
Druk Gyalpo
Jigme Wangchuck Druk Gyalpo
Druk Gyalpo
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Druk Gyalpo
Druk Gyalpo
Jigme Singye Wangchuck Druk Gyalpo
Druk Gyalpo
Ugyen Dorji PM Jigme Palden Dorji PM Sonam Topgay Dorji PM Lhendup Dorji

Historical events

Battle of Five Lamas Bhutan
Bhutan
War Independence of Bhutan Military history

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