For the United States, they had good leaders like John F, Kennedy and Martin Luther King who made important contributions to their people. Same as Thailand, we also had a plenty of good leaders like King Aitkin Maharaja who fought against Burmese to take Thailand back from them and reunited Thai people. That is why I consider him as an important leader because without him, there would not be Thailand today. King Aitkin Maharaja was born during late Attitude period.
At that time, Tatty was a capital city of Siam or Thailand at the present time. Where there is a prosperity, there also is a fall, referring that after a long period of Prosperity, Tatty came to an end when Burmese came to destroy the city and rob everything back to their home even Siamese people. Pray Take, at that time, fled into a forest. After Burmese soldiers went back home, Pray Take tried to gather the left Siamese people for as many as possible.
After he got a large army and large number of Siamese people, he established a new capital city called Chunk Thumbprint, made himself as King Aitkin and declare independent from Burma. King Aitkin was an only king of Chunk Thumbprint period. During his period, he governed his state using own system of Tatty. Moreover, he created bigger and bigger army by reuniting other states as one country in order to protect itself from Burmese who still fought with Siamese.
Even there were a lot of wars, King Aitkin also considered about his people life. He tried to strengthen relationship with China in order to make trade with them for Siamese people. For these reasons mentioned above, it is why I consider King Aitkin as a great leader of Thailand in the past. I and Thai people always think about how brave and great he was in order to let us have place to live. Therefore, Thai people proudly give Maharaja after his name to show his greatness.