Famous Vietnamese Men

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Ho Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)
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Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2, 1969
Vietnamese Communist revolutionary Hồ Chí Minh led the Việt Minh independence movement and served as North Vietnam’s prime minister, from 1945 to 1955, and president, from 1945 to 1969. He was an integral part of the Vietnam War. South Vietnam’s former capital, Saigon, was later renamed Ho Chi Minh City.
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Võ Nguyên Giáp
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Birthdate: August 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lệ Thủy District, Vietnam
Died: October 4, 2013

Võ Nguyên Giáp was a politician who also served in the Vietnam People's Army as an army general. Regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest military strategists, Giáp played key roles as a military commander in the First Indochina War and in the Second Indochina War. He is also credited with laying the foundation for the Annamite Range trail.

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Thich Quang Duc
(Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963)
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Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11, 1963
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Cung Le
(Actor & Mixed Martial Artist Known for His Role in the 2012 Film ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’)
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Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cung Le is a Vietnamese-born American actor, retired kickboxer, Sanshou fighter, and mixed martial artist. He has competed in popular promotions, such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A former International Kickboxing World Champion in the Light Heavyweight division, Cung Le has an impressive record of 17–0 in kickboxing. He is also a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.

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Le Duan
(Former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam)
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Birthdate: April 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Triệu Đông, Vietnam
Died: July 10, 1986
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Thich Nhat Hanh
(Buddhist monk and peace activist who has founded dozens of schools and universities and has published over 100 books.)
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Birthdate: October 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, French Indochina
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Johnny Tri Nguyen
(American-Vietnamese actor)
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Birthdate: January 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
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Gia Long
(Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam)
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Birthdate: February 8, 1762
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hue
Died: February 3, 1820

Gia Long was a Vietnamese emperor who is credited with unifying Vietnam in 1802 before founding the Nguyen dynasty. He reigned as the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 until his death in 1820. He also ruled as the emperor of Vietnam from 1804 to 1820. Gia Long is also credited with popularizing Confucianism in Vietnam.

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Dustin Nguyen
(Actor, known for his roles as Harry Truman Ioki on 21 Jump Street and as Johnny Loh on VIP)
Dustin Nguyen
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Birthdate: September 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Born to Vietnamese parents who were related to the entertainment industry, Dustin Nguyen moved to the US in the wake of the rise of the Viet Cong. A skilled martial artist, he is best known for his roles in movies such as Little Fish and in series such as 21 Jump Street.

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Le Duc Tho
(Revolutionary)
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Birthdate: October 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ha Nam Province
Died: October 13, 1990
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Ngo Bao Chau
(Mathematician)
Ngo Bao Chau
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Birthdate: June 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hanoi
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Bao Dai
(Emperor of Vietnam (1926–45))
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Birthdate: October 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
Died: July 31, 1997
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Nguyen Van Thieu
(Politician)
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Birthdate: April 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm, Ninh Thuận Province, French Indochina
Died: September 29, 2001
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Ngo Dinh Diem
(President of Vietnam)
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Birthdate: January 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quảng Bình, French Indochina (present-day Vietnam)
Died: November 2, 1963

Vietnamese politician Ngo Dinh Diem served as the final prime minister of the State of Vietnam and later as the president of South Vietnam. Beginning his civil service career in the court of Emperor Bảo Đại, he later denounced the emperor and founded his own political party. Subjected to many assassination attempts, he was murdered during the 1963 military coup. 

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Tran Hung Dao
(Statesman)
Tran Hung Dao
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Birthdate: 1228 AD
Birthplace: Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
Died: 1300 AD
Nguyen Cao Ky
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Birthdate: September 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Lê Lợi
(Emperor of Vietnam)
Lê Lợi
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Birthdate: September 10, 1385
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lam Son, Vietnam
Died: September 7, 1433
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Todd Haberkorn
(Voice actor)
Todd Haberkorn
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Birthdate: August 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, USA
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Nguyen Khanh
(Military officer)
Nguyen Khanh
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Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tra Vinh, Vietnam
Died: January 11, 2013
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Dat Phan
(American comedian)
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Birthdate: January 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
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Alexandre Yersin
(Discoverer of Yersinia Pestis)
Alexandre Yersin
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Birthdate: September 22, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aubonne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
Died: March 1, 1943

Alexandre Yersin was a physician and bacteriologist. He is credited with co-discovering Yersinia pestis, the bacillus that causes the bubonic plague. Also an agriculturist, Yersin pioneered the cultivation of rubber trees. He is revered by the Vietnamese people because of his association with Hanoi Medical University; a private university in Da Lat is named in his honor.

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Nguyen Ngoc Loan
(Military personnel)
Nguyen Ngoc Loan
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Birthdate: December 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huế, Vietnam
Died: July 14, 1998
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Minh Mang
(Emperor)
Minh Mang
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Birthdate: May 25, 1791
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gia Định, Việt Nam
Died: January 20, 1841
Pham Van Dong
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Birthdate: March 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mộ Đức District
Died: April 29, 2000
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Ocean Vuong
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Birthdate: October 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
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Birthdate: November 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ca Mau Province
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Hung Huynh
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Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
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Duong Van Minh
(Politician)
Duong Van Minh
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Birthdate: February 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mỹ Tho
Died: August 6, 2001
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Nick Ut
(Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)
Nick Ut
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Birthdate: March 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long An
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Khai Dinh
(Emperor of Vietnam)
Khai Dinh
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Birthdate: August 10, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phú Xuân, Vietnam
Died: November 6, 1925
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Truong Tan Sang
(President)
Truong Tan Sang
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Birthdate: January 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Đức Hòa District
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Phan Boi Chau
(Political Figure)
Phan Boi Chau
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Birthdate: December 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nghe An, Vietnam
Died: October 29, 1940
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Viet D. Dinh
(Lawyer)
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Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
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Truong Chinh
(Politician)
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Birthdate: February 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Xuan Truong District, Nam Dịnh Province, Vietnam
Died: September 30, 1988
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Tran Anh Hung
(Film director)
Tran Anh Hung
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Birthdate: December 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mỹ Tho, South Vietnam
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Ieng Sary
(Politician)
Ieng Sary
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Birthdate: October 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tra Vinh, Vietnam
Died: March 14, 2013
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Tôn Đức Thắng
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Birthdate: August 20, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Xuyên, Vietnam
Died: March 30, 1980
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Phạm Tuân
(Aviator)
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Birthdate: February 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quôc Tuân, Vietnam
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Khoa Do
(Film director)
Khoa Do
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Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City,
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Tu Duc
(Emperor of Vietnam)
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Birthdate: September 22, 1829
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hue, Vietnam
Died: July 17, 1883
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Nguyễn Văn Linh
(Revolutionary)
Nguyễn Văn Linh
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Birthdate: July 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Giai Phạm, Vietnam
Died: April 27, 1998
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Hoang Xuan Vinh
(Sport shooter)
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Birthdate: October 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sơn Tây, Hanoi Sơn Tây, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Văn Tiến Dũng
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Birthdate: May 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Từ Liêm, Vietnam
Died: March 17, 2002
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Ngô Quyền
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Birthdate: March 12, 0897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Duong Lam, Vietnam
Died: January 18, 0944
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Tran Van Tra
(Vietnamese general)
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Birthdate: January 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quang Ngai, Vietnam
Died: April 20, 1996
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Nguyễn Du
(Vietnamese poet)
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Birthdate: January 3, 1766
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hanoi, Vietnam
Died: September 16, 1820
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Nguyen Huu Tho
(Political Leader)
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Birthdate: July 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cho Lon, Vietnam
Died: December 24, 1996
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Duy Tân
(Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty)
Duy Tân
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Birthdate: September 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Imperial City, Hue
Died: December 26, 1945
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Lê Quang Liêm
(Chess Player)
Lê Quang Liêm
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Birthdate: March 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Tran Ngoc Chau
(Military personnel)
Tran Ngoc Chau
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Birthdate: August 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hue, Vietnam
Died: June 17, 2020