Year
Event
1656
King Narai seizes the Siamese throne from his uncle, King Suthammaracha. The latter is executed at Wat Khok Phraya.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002); Michael Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1661
The Dutch became involved in a dispute with the Siamese King over the capture by the Dutch flyboat "Het Rode Hert" of a ship flying the Portuguese
colours in the Gulf of Tonkin. The cargo on the ship belonged to the King, who claimed an indemnity for the loss sustained against the Dutch East India
Company of Fl. 84,000.

[Ref: Giles, Francis H. - Analysis Of Van Vliets Account of Siam - Part 7 - JSS 30 3b]
1662
Migration from Talaing (Mon) from Martaban. Chinese harassment of Burma started from 1648 onward. Ten year later, with the Chinese still hanging
around, agricultural activities slow down and shortage of rice occurred. Lower Burma became disturbed. In 1661, the Prince of Prome raised an
insurrection, and was crowned as King Maha Pawara Dhamma Raja. In 1662, the Governor of Martaban (1) ordered a force of 3000 men out of his
municipalities, to help the King of Burma in defending Ava and to expel the Chinese. A large number of Mon escaped the force and returned to Martaban.
The Governor arrested the Mon who fled back, put them in cages and threatened to burn them to death. Five thousand Mon advanced on Martaban,
burned down the town and took the Governor in custody. The Talaing insurgents could hold the town for a while, but realized they would not escape the
wrath of the King of Ava. The Talaings assembled their families and with more than 10.000 people started their flight to Siam in direction of the Three
Pagoda Pass. A front guard advanced to Kanchanaburi in order to give account of the occurrences to King Narai. The King sent some thousand Mon
troop to meet them and to guide the refugees to Kanchanaburi. The Mon nobles were received for an audience at the court and arrangements were made
to harbour the families in the vicinity of Samkhok, partly near Khlong Khu Cham, in the vicinity of
Wat Tha Hoi and partly in the neighborhood of the
Monastery of the Card Slap [not determined]. A Burmese force was sent down and reoccupied Martaban.

[References: The Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya - Richard D. Cushman (2006) - page 256-258 / Source: Phan Canthanumat.]
1662
Arrival of the first French Missionaries in Ayutthaya under Lambert de La Motte, Bishop of Berithus.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 (1996); Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche
(Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1663
The Dutch VOC factory was besieged by armed Chinese, but the acting resident, Enoch Poolvoet, under instructions from the Governor General in
Batavia, managed to escape with all his men and goods.

[Ref: Giles, Francis H. - Analysis Of Van Vliets Account of Siam - Part 7 - JSS 30 3b]
1663
Dutch blockade of the Chao Phraya, after the announcement the previous year of a royal monopoly on Siamese exports.

[Ref: Michael Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686 and Smithies, Michael (1996) - The Siamese
memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688.]
1664
Siamese embassy to the court of Golconda.

[Ref: Masulipatam: A metropolitan port in the seventeenth century - Alam - page 178.]
1664
Msgr. Pallu arrives in Ayutthaya. He leaves Ayutthaya for Europe in 1665.  

[Ref: Michael Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1664
Creation of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales ( French East India Company), a commercial enterprise, founded in 1664 by Jean-Baptiste Colbert to
compete with the English and Dutch East India companies in the East Indies.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686 and Smithies, Michael (1996) - The Siamese memoirs of
Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688]
1664
22 Aug
Siamese ambassadors were sent to Batavia and the Governor General appointed Commissary Pieter de Bitter to proceed to Ayutthaya as the Dutch
representative to effect a settlement after the closure of the VOC trading post in Ayutthaya in 1663. The settlement was most favourable to the Dutch
and on the
22nd August 1664 a treaty was signed between Siam and Holland under which the Dutch gained many privileges including extra-territorial
rights for the Company's residents.

[Ref: Giles, Francis H. - Analysis Of Van Vliets Account of Siam - Part 7 - JSS 30 3b]
1667
First mention of diplomatic relations in a letter from Lambert de la Motte to Pallu.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1668
14 Nov
Clause added to the treaty between the Dutch VOC and Siam on 14 November 1668, giving the VOC the sole right to buy and export all, the tin of the
country with the exception only of such quantities as the king would require for himself.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686; Giles, Francis H. - Analysis Of Van Vliets Account of Siam -
Part 7 - JSS 30 3b].
1669
Pope Clement IX sends a letter in Latin to King Narai of Ayutthaya.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1669
Siamese embassy to the Safavid court of Persia under Shah Sulayman (r.1666-1694)

[Ref: Records of the relations between Siam and foreign countries in the seventeenth century copied from papers preserved at the India office, 5 vols]
1670
Louis XIV signs a letter to King Narai of Ayutthaya.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1673
Louis Laneau made Bishop of Metellopolis and apostolic vicar in Siam.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1673
King Narai of Ayutthaya receives in solemn audience the letters of Pope Clement IX.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1675
The French East India Company and the Phra Klang of Siam sign a commercial treaty.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1678
(Circa) Arrival of Phaulkon in Siam.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1680
1680/1681 - Siamese embassy to Safavid court of Persia.

[Ref: 1688 Revolution in Siam. The memoirs of Father de Beze - E.W. Hutchinson (1990) - White Lotus, Bangkok - page 127/128]
1680
The Vautour, the first French ship to arrive in Siam and leaves later with the first Siamese ambassy for France (establishment of commercial relations).
The embassy to Louis XIV and the pope, was lost with the shipwreck of the
Soleil d'Orient, off Madagascar towards the end of 1681, with no
survivors. On board was the Siamese ambassador Phraya Pipat Kosa and his deputies, Luang Sri Wisan and Khun Nakhon Wichai.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1999) - A Siamese Embassy lost in Africa 1686 - page 1 and Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage
to Siam 1685-1686]
1680
The godown of the Compagnie des Indes Orientales in Siam was established in 1680 and Andre Deslandes-Boureau obtained a favourable trading treaty
for the French. Trade was carried on between Ayudhya, Pondicherry and Surat. But the French Minister Louvois killed the India trade by obtaining a
prohibition on the import of printed cloth from the Indies. The trade with Siam then increased in importance until it came to a halt in 1688.

[Ref: Forbin, Claude (de), Count - The Siamese Memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685–1688. Introduced and edited by Michael Smithies. Chiang Mai:
Silkworm Books, 1996.; Smithies, Michael - Robert Challe And Siam - Journal of the Siam Society - Volume 81.1 (1993)]
1681
The Siamese ambassadors board the Soleil d’Orient at Banten, which sinks off Madagascar at the end of the year.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1682
A French priest at the court of Ayudhya reported that the king of Champa had submitted voluntarily to the king of Siam. While no other information is
available, the event suggests an attempt by the Chams to forge an alliance with Siam with the ultimate aim of resisting the Nguyen.

[Ref: Father Duchesue to Directors of the Seminary in Paris, 13 November 1682, AMEP: Siam, Vol. 878, f. 202. in Vietnam-Champa Relations and the
Malay-Islam Regional Network in the 17th–19th Centuries - Danny Wong Tze Ken.]
1682
2 May
Phaulkon abjures Anglicanism under the influence of the Jesuits Fr. Antoine Thomas, from Namur, and Fr. Jean-Baptiste Maldonado, from Mons. He
then married a few days later Maria Guyomar de Pinha, a Catholic of mixed Japanese-Portuguese·Bengali extraction, in the
Sao Paolo Jesuit church in
the Portuguese quarter of Ayutthaya.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1683
(Circa) Constantine Phaulkon enters the service of King Narai as Phra Klang, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, without taking the title.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996); A Siamese Embassy lost in Africa 1686 - Michael Smithies
(1999) - page 1]
1683
Bishop Lambert de la Motte informs Narai of the shipwreck of the Soleil d’Orient; the King decides to send two envoys to enquire about the fate of his
embassy.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1683
1683/1684 - Siamese embassy to the Safavid court of Persia led by Hajji Salim Mazandarani.

[Ref: estat de la Perse en 1660 - pere Raphael Du Mans (ed. Charles Schefer) Paris, Ernest Leroux (1890) - page 339 appendix.]
1683
King Narai sends two Siamese envoys, Khun Pichai Walit and Khun Pichit Maitri, to enquire about the fate of his ambassadors, shepherd by Fr. Benigne
Vachet (1642-1720). Arrival in France of the two Siamese envoys in October 1684. They were presented to King Louis XIV in Versailles on 27
November 1684.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1684
The French East India Company withdraws from Ayutthaya.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1684
Nov
The Siamese envoys, Khun Pichai Walit and Khun Pichit Maitri, envoys meet King Louis XIV, who grants a private audience to the Missionary
interpreter Fr. Benigne Vachet, who sows the idea of the possibility of Narai's conversion.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1685
3 Mar
The First French Embassy of the Chevalier de Chaumont and the Abbé de Choisy leaves Brest on the Oiseau and the Maligne. They are accompanied by
six Jesuites, including Tachard, bound for China. (Fathers de Fontaney, Bouvet, Gerbillon and Visdelou).

[Ref: Forbin, Claude (de), Count - The Siamese Memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685–1688. Introduced and edited by Michael Smithies. Chiang Mai:
Silkworm Books, 1996.]
1685
23 Sep
The First French Embassy of de Chaumont and the Abbé de Choisy leaves Brest on the Oiseau and the Maligne on 3 March 1685. Arrival of the French
Embassy in Siam on 23 September 1685. Solemn Audience of the first French Embassy at Ayutthaya on 18 October 1685.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1685
10 Dec
Claude de Forbin invested Admiral, General of The King of Siam's Armies and Governor of Bangkok on 10 Dec 1685.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1685
12 Dec
Farewell audience of the first French Embassy at Lopburi on 12 December 1685.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1685
22 Dec
The French Embassy departs for France leaving Claude de Forbin and the engineer de La Mare to serve King Narai. The French are accompanied by a
Siamese embassy to France led by Kosa Pan. The Jesuit Tachard received secret instructions from Phaulkon.

[Ref: Forbin, Claude (de), Count - The Siamese Memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685–1688. Introduced and edited by Michael Smithies. Chiang Mai:
Silkworm Books, 1996; Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of
the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1686
Persian (Safavid court) embassy to the court of Ayutthaya.

[Ref: The Ship of Sulayman - Persian Heritage Series No. 11 - John O'Kane (1972)]
1686
18 Jun
Return to Brest of the French embassy, together with three Siamese ambassadors to Louis XIV.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1686
2 Jul
Fathers de Fontaney, Bouvet, Gerbillon and Visdelou leave Ayutthaya for Macao and meet de Forbin at Bangkok on 2 July 1686.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1686
15 Aug
Plot of the Makassars in Ayutthaya discovered around mid-August 1686. 200 Makassars gave themselves up in Ayutthaya. 53 escaped on a galley via the
river.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1686
27 Aug
Phaulcon ordered Claude de Forbin to stop a Makassarese ship at Bangkok, resulting in a slaughter of 360 Siamese troops.

[Ref: Forbin, Claude (de), Count - The Siamese Memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685–1688. Introduced and edited by Michael Smithies. Chiang Mai:
Silkworm Books, 1996.]
1686
Aug
Claude de Forbin ordered by Phaulkon to arrest Captain Lake on his ship the "Prudent Mary" in August 1686.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1686
Sep
Solemn audience of the Siamese embassy at Versailles.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1686
12 Sep
Fathers de Fontaney, Bouvet, Gerbillon and Visdelou meet Claude de Forbin in Bangkok on 12 Sep 1686 after being shipwrecked off Cambodia.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1686
14 Sep
Second attack on the Macassar camp in Ayutthaya took place on 14 September 1686.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1686
Dec
Claude de Forbin leaves Siam on the French East Indian Company ship "Saint-Louis" in December 1686.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1687
Jan
Farewell audience of the Siamese embassy in France.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1687
22 Jan
de Seignelay signs a letter to Phaulkon telling him Father Tachard is to be trusted entirely.  

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1687
1 Mar
Second French Embassy under Simon de La Loubère (1643-1729) and Claude Céberet du Boullay (1647-1702) leaves Brest for Siam, accompanied by
the returning Siamese embassy. On board is an expeditionary force led by General Desfarges with secret instructions to seize Bangkok and Mergui if
they were not handed over voluntarily. Tachard deals directly with Phaulcon, passing over the heads of the envoys extraordinary and made their mission
impossible.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 (1996); Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche
(Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1687
17 Jun
17 Jun 1687 - Fathers de Fontaney, Bouvet, Gerbillon and Visdelou leave Ayutthaya for Peking. They arrive in Peking on 08 July 1688.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1687
25 Jul
Massacre of the English at Mergui. Burnaby, the English Governor appointed by Phaulkon, lost his life along with many others, and the English
harbour-master Samuel White, only just escaped with his.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 (1996); Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche
(Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 76]
1687
Aug
Mergui was placed under the command of the French Lieutenant Beauregard, part of the First French Embassy. Siam declared war on the English
East-Indian Company after a large quantity of jewels was ordered by Elihu Yale (1648-1721) acting President of the Council in Madras and not paid for.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1687
18 Sep
18 Sep 1687 - French troops under General Desfarges disembark in Bangkok.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1687
26 Sep
Second French Embassy under Simon de La Loubère and Claude Ceberet du Boullay (1647-1702) arrives in Siam. (Smithies states 6 Oct in his
introduction).

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1687
Nov
Nov 1687 - Phaulkon's wife, Marie Guyomar de Pinha, becomes a countess of France.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 74]
1687
2 Nov
Solemn Audience of the second French Embassy at Ayutthaya.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1687
Dec
Tachard made ambassador of King Narai to Louis XIV and the Pope.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1687
13 Dec
Claude Ceberet du Boullay (1647-1702), a director of the French East India Company and part of the Second French Embassy, was charged with
obtaining a new commercial treaty with Siam. The latter was concluded in the first part of December and Ceberet left Ayutthaya for Mergui.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1687
30 Dec
Claude de Forbin meets Claude Ceberet du Boullay in Tenasserim.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1688
3 Jan
Claude Ceberet du Boullay and Claude de Forbin leave Mergui on board the "President" for Pondichery. The French envoy Simon de La Loubère leaves
Siam on the worst of terms with Phaulcon.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 (Chiang Mai, Silkworm Books, 1996); Smithies, Michael -
Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid
Press, 2002)]
1688
Feb
King Narai falls seriously ill with dropsy in February 1688.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1688
2 Feb
Claude Ceberet du Boullay and Claude de Forbin leave Pondicherry on board of the "Oiseau" for France.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1688
17 Feb
Major Du Bruant leaves Bangkok to take possession of Mergui.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1688
27 Mar
Major Du Bruant arrives in Mergui with three companies numbering ninety man (Des Verquains states 12o men). Mergui was placed under the control of
du Bruant.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 (1996); Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche
(Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 76]
1688
31 Mar
In Lopburi, the French General Desfarges discusses ways of putting down Petracha's plot with Phaulkon.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1688
15 Apr
The French General Desfarges disobeys orders from Phaulkon to go to Lopburi. He was persuaded by Véret and the Abbé de Lionne to abandon
Phaulkon and remain in his fort in Bangkok.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996) - page 179]
1688
10 May
The daughter of King Narai, Princess Queen Yothathep was made regent by her father on 10 May 1688 in the event of his death.

[Smithies, Michael - Robert Challe And Siam - Journal of the Siam Society - Volume 81.1 (1993)]
1688
18 May
Coup d' Etat of Ok-Phra Petracha in Lopburi. King Narai was a prisoner in his own palace from 18 May until his death in July. Phaulkon was arrested
and tortured until his death on 5 June in Thale Chup Son in Lopburi.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996) - page 179]
1688
20 May
Pi, Phra Pi or Mom Pi, favourite of King Narai and son of the courtier Ok-Khun Kraisitthisek, a former page, was adopted by King Narai and was
expected to marry his daughter Yothathep. The latter refused him because of his low birth. Pi was beheaded on the orders of Ok-Phra Petracha on 20
May 1688. (Some sources state 28 or 29 May 1688)

[Ref: Forbin, Claude (de), Count - The Siamese Memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688. Introduced and edited by Michael Smithies. Chiang Mai:
Silkworm Books, 1996 ; Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts
of the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 63]
1688
2 Jun
The French General Desfarges was summoned to Lopburi on 25 May by Ok-Phra Petracha. Arriving on 2 June he said nothing to save Phaulkon and
Petracha assumed that the French had abandoned him.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1688
5 Jun
Phaulkon put to death. Phaulkon was made to carry Mom Pi‘s decapitated head around his neck, he was horribly tortured, declared guilty of lèse-majesté
and high treason, and condemned to death. The confessor he requested was refused. A ‘painted arm' "struck him with the reverse of his sabre which
split him down the middle of his body. He fell dying on his face with a great sigh. To finish him off his head was sliced with several blows" (Le Blanc,
Memoires secrets de ce qui c’est passé a Siam dans les années 1687 et 1688, in the Jesuit archives in Rome).

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996) - page 180]
1688
6 Jun
6 June 1688 - Siege of Bangkok. The French General Desfarges returns from Lopburi, leaving his two sons as hostage in Lopburi. Realizing the intention
of the Siamese he decided in the defence of his troops. One of the two forts occupied was abandoned as he had no more than 200 troops and one fort
was more easily to be defended. All the ammunition and stores were pulled out, all the canons therein were spiked and all the nearby villages pillaged and
burnt. There was no time to raze the fort, but this was resolved afterwards by mining the abandoned fort by cannon shots. The Siamese started the siege
of the French fortress and refitted the abandoned fort with forty cannons. Twelve other small forts were constructed around the French fortress, in
each of which there were seven, eight or ten cannon. The abandoned fort had a lookout which dominated the stronghold of the French and fired
continual cannon shots. The French reduced it in short time to ruins hitting it with two batteries of thirty cannons. The Siamese assembled to launch an
assault, but withdrew more quickly than they came after the French discharged their muskets. The siege took 4 months in where only cannons were
fired which did not greatly trouble the French fort. The French withdrew from Bangkok on 2 November.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 70-1]

(Here under The siege of Bangkok from Vollant des Verquains 1691 - Michael Smithies)
 
1688
26 Jun
Siamese attack of 12000 men under the Governor of Tenasserim on Mergui; the latter under command of the French Major du Bruant. One hundred
Siamese die on the assault of the French entrenchment. On 27 June there was a second attack in which around 200 Siamese were killed. On 28 June, du
Bruant retreats from his entrenchment and embarks on the Siamese frigate "Mergui" and succeed to leave the harbour of Mergui, loosing some of his
men. (Four other accounts state the first attack occurred on 24 June) He arrives with his remaining troops in Pondicherry on 15 January 1689.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 78-9, 81]

(Here under the attack on du Bruant's troops, Tavoy; contemporary Jesuit watercolour - Michael Smithies)
 
1688
9 Jul
King Narai's half-brothers Chao Fa Apaithot and Chao Fa Noi were eliminated by Ok-Phra Petracha. De La Touche states that there were killed in an
ambush on the way from Ayutthaya to Lopburi. Desfarges and an anonymous writer states that they have been beaten to death with sandalwood at a
certain temple in Thale Chupson at Lopburi, the traditional way of disposing of princes of the blood. (The date is following Desfarges, Vollant de
Verquains has 19 July, Le Blanc has 29 July, Van der Cruysse 9 July)

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 46 & 64]
1688
10 Jul
Death of King Narai at Lopburi on 10 or 11 July 1688. Narai died of old age and asthma, though said by some to have been poisoned.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 (1996) - page 181; Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De
La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 85]
1688
18 Jul
The French ship "Oiseau" arrives in Brest.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996)]
1688
19 Jul
19 July 1688 - King Narai's half-brothers Chao Fa Apaithot and Chao Fa Noi were eliminated by Ok-Phra Petracha. De La Touche states that there were
killed in an ambush on the way from Ayutthaya to Lopburi. Desfarges and an anonymous writer states that they have been beaten to death with
sandalwood, the traditional way of disposing of princes of the blood. (The date is following Vollant de Verquains; Le Blanc has 29 July, Van der Cruysse
9 July)

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 64]
1688
1 Aug
Ok-Phra Petracha declares himself king and was crowned on 1 August 1688. King Narai's daughter Princess Queen Yothathep was forced to become
one of Petracha' s wives.

[Smithies, Michael - Robert Challe And Siam - Journal of the Siam Society - Volume 81.1 (1993)]
1688
9 Sep
The French ship "Oriflamme" with fresh troops and supplies arrives at the bar of Siam from France.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002) - page 64]
1688
4 Oct
4 Oct - Madame Phaulcon escapes from Ayutthaya and seeks refuge in the French fort in Bangkok.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1688
18 Oct
Desfarges hands Madame Phaulcon back to the Siamese.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1688
2 Nov
The French General Desfarges was forced to retreat from the fort in Bangkok with his troops. They left Bangkok on 3 ships; the French Oriflamme and
two Siamese the Siam and the Louvo and sail on 13 November for Pondichery, taking two Siamese hostages and leaving only one of the three agreed
French hostages, Bishop Louis Laneau. The French arrive early February 1689 in Pondicherry. The Normande and the Coche leave from Pondicherry
for France on 16 February 1689. Both ships are seized by the Dutch at the Cape of Good Hope respectively on 26 April and 5 May.

[Ref: The Siamese memoirs of Count Claude de Forbin 1685-1688 - Michael Smithies (1996); Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche
(Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688 'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1689
5 Mar
Signing in Versailles of a new Franco-Siamese treaty, with Tachard signing for Siam.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1689
10 Apr
The French General Desfarges and his remaining troops leave for Junk Ceylon (Phuket).

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1689
5 Nov
The French court learns the news of the revolution in Siam and the sieges of Mergui and Bangkok.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1690
Jan
The French General Desfarges returns to Pondicherry after his adventure in Phuket. Recalled to France, he leaves Pondicherry with his remaining troops
on the "Oriflamme" in March. Desfarges dies before reaching Martinique. The Oriflamme sinks off the coast of Brittany with Desfarges' two sons and
most of the remaining French forces on board in February 1691.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
1690
Feb
Cremation rites are performed for King Narai’s body.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1690
Mar
Tachard leaves for Siam again.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1690
Nov
The two remaining Siamese mandarins on board the Gaillard, Ok-Khun Chamnam and Ok-Khun Vicet, were eventually offloaded at Balassor, to return in
a Dutch or Portuguese ship. They left in November 1690 for Mergui, carrying a grovelling letter from Tachard to the Phra Klang, Kosa Pan.

[Smithies, Michael - Robert Challe And Siam - Journal of the Siam Society - Volume 81.1 (1993)]
1691
Apr
Bishop Laneau and companion Missionaries are released from prison in Ayutthaya.

[Ref: Michael Smithies, Michael (1993) - Abbé de Choisy - Journal of a Voyage to Siam 1685-1686]
1696
16 Mar
Louis Laneau (1637-1696), "Bishop of Metellopolis” dies in Ayutthaya on 16 March 1696. He was succeeded by Bishop Louis Champion de Cicé (1700-
1727).
1699
Jan
Jan 1699 - King Petracha and his Phra Klang Kosa Pan grant a purely formal audience to Tachard in Ayutthaya.

[Ref: Smithies, Michael - Desfarges (General), De La Touche (Lieutenant.), Jean Vollant - Des Verquains - Three Military Accounts of the 1688
'Revolution' in Siam (Orchid Press, 2002)]
   
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