Ang Duong, King of Cambodia, dies at age sixty-four after twelve years of rule
Cambodian Kilng Ang Duong had come to the throne in April 1848 at the behest of Thailand and Vietnam which dominated much of his territory. Over his twelve years he sought to assert some kind of independence from his neighbors and had contacted Napoleon III to suggest a French protectorate over his realm to help achieve this. A poet and a patron of Buddhist revival in Cambodia, he was succeeded by his son Norodom I. (By John Osborne)
Justin Corfield, The History of Cambodia (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2009), 19-20.