Thanom Kittikachorn

Most Influential Person

Thai politician

Why Is Thanom Kittikachorn Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn was a Thai military dictator. A staunch anti-communist, Thanom oversaw a decade of military rule in Thailand from 1963 to 1973, during which he staged a self-coup, until public protests which exploded into violence forced him to step down. His return from exile in 1976 sparked protests which led to a massacre of demonstrators, followed by a military coup.

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