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Published on October 13, 2016

Thailand’s late king Bhumibol Adulyadej was born in Cambridge, Mass.

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By Olivia Quintana Globe Correspondent, Originally Published in the Boston Globe online on October 13, 2016

Before Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the longest reigning monarch in history, ascended to the throne, he began his life right here in Massachusetts.

Adulyadej was born in 1927 at a hospital in Cambridge, according to Globe archives. His first home was in Brookline at 63 Longwood Ave.

Adulyadej’s father, Prince Mahidol, was studying at Harvard University at the time of his birth. Adulyadej’s mother was studying at Simmons College and working at local hospitals, including Mount Auburn Hospital and Boston Lying-in Hospital, which is now a part of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Adulyadej passed away Thursday. Cholthanee Koerojna, from the King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation, said there will be a gathering at the King Bhumibol monument in Harvard Square Thursday at 7 p.m.

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