Agence France-PresseFebruary 4, 2013 08:16
Former monarch Norodom Sihanouk, who died in October shortly before his 90th birthday, played a key role in Cambodia's history, which was marked by coups, wars, genocide and eventually peace.
Here are the major events that shaped Cambodia during the lifetime of the revered late royal, whose body was cremated on Monday:
-- October 31: Prince Norodom Sihanouk is born.
-- April 25: Colonial power France installs the 18-year-old Sihanouk on the throne, believing he will be easily managed.