Famous Vietnamese Leaders

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 1 
Ho Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)

Ho Chi Minh
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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.

 2 
Thich Quang Duc
(Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963)

Thich Quang Duc
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Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: June 11, 1963

 3 

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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 4 
Nguyen Van Thieu
(Politician)

Nguyen Van Thieu
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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

 5 
Le Duan
(Former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam)

Le Duan
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Birthdate: April 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Triệu Đông, Vietnam
Died: July 10, 1986

 6 
Ngo Dinh Diem
(President of Vietnam)

Ngo Dinh Diem
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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. 

Nguyen Cao Ky
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Birthdate: September 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 8 
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

 9 
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

 10 
Gia Long
(Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam)

Gia Long
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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.

 11 
Lady Trieu
(Warrior)

Lady Trieu
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Birthdate: November 8, 0226
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jiuzhen, Vietnam
Died: 0248 AD

 12 
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

 13 
Tran Hung Dao
(Statesman)

Tran Hung Dao
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Birthdate: 1228 AD
Birthplace: Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
Died: 1300 AD

 14 

Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
2
Birthdate: November 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ca Mau Province

Pham Van Dong
2
Birthdate: March 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mộ Đức District
Died: April 29, 2000

 16 
Truong Tan Sang
(President)

Truong Tan Sang
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Birthdate: January 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Đức Hòa District

 17 
Truong Chinh
(Politician)

Truong Chinh
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Birthdate: February 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Xuan Truong District, Nam Dịnh Province, Vietnam
Died: September 30, 1988

 18 

Tôn Đức Thắng
3
Birthdate: August 20, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Xuyên, Vietnam
Died: March 30, 1980

 19 
Janet Nguyen
(California State Senator)

Janet Nguyen
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Birthdate: May 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City

 20 
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

 21 
Ieng Sary
(Politician)

Ieng Sary
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Birthdate: October 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tra Vinh, Vietnam
Died: March 14, 2013

 22 

Văn Tiến Dũng
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Birthdate: May 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Từ Liêm, Vietnam
Died: March 17, 2002

 23 
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

 24 
Tran Van Tra
(Vietnamese general)

Tran Van Tra
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Birthdate: January 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quang Ngai, Vietnam
Died: April 20, 1996

 25 
Nguyen Huu Tho
(Political Leader)

Nguyen Huu Tho
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Birthdate: July 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cho Lon, Vietnam
Died: December 24, 1996

 26 
Trưng Trắc
(Military Leader)

Trưng Trắc
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Birthdate: September 13, 0014
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mê Linh, Vietnam
Died: March 5, 0043

 27 

Trưng sisters
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: China

 28 
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

 29 
Ly Thuong Kiet
(Military Leader)

Ly Thuong Kiet
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Birthdate: 1019 AD
Birthplace: Hanoi, Vietnam
Died: 1105 AD

 30 
Phan Chau Trinh
(Nationalist leader)

Phan Chau Trinh
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Birthdate: September 9, 1872
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tam Kỳ, Vietnam
Died: March 24, 1926

 31 
Huynh Tan Phat
(Politician)

Huynh Tan Phat
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Birthdate: February 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vietnam
Died: September 30, 1989

 32 
Vo Van Kiet
(Politician)

Vo Van Kiet
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Birthdate: November 23, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vũng Liêm District, Vietnam
Died: June 11, 2008

 33 
Phan Dinh Phung
(Rebel Leader)

Phan Dinh Phung
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Birthdate: June 6, 1847
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Đông Thái, Đức Thọ District, Hà Tĩnh Province, Vietnam
Died: January 21, 1896

 34 
Vo Chi Cong
(Politician)

Vo Chi Cong
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Birthdate: August 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Died: September 8, 2011

 35 
Cuong De
(Revolutionary)

Cuong De
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Birthdate: January 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hue, Vietnam
Died: April 5, 1951

 36 
Lê Văn Duyệt
(Military officer)

Lê Văn Duyệt
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Birthdate: 1763 AD
Birthplace: Dinh Tuong , Vietnam
Died: July 30, 1832

 37 
Pham Hung
(Politician)

Pham Hung
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Birthdate: June 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Hồ District, Vietnam
Died: March 10, 1988

 38 
Jacques Oudin
(Politician)

Jacques Oudin
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Birthdate: October 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Da Nang, Vietnam
Died: March 20, 2020

 39 
De Tham
(Vietnamese patriot)

De Tham
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Birthdate: 1858 AD
Birthplace: Yen The, Vietnam
Died: February 10, 1913

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Nguyễn Tri Phương
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Birthdate: 1806 AD
Birthplace: near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Died: 1873 AD

 41 
Đèo Văn Trị
(Political leader)

Đèo Văn Trị
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Birthdate: 1849 AD
Birthplace: Lai Châu, Mường Lay, Vietnam
Died: 1908 AD

 42 
Chu Van Tan
(Military leader)

Chu Van Tan
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Birthdate: May 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phu Thuong, Vietnam
Died: 1984 AD

 43 
Nguyen Van Thinh
(President)

Nguyen Van Thinh
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Birthdate: 1888 AD
Birthplace: Vietnam
Died: November 10, 1946

Nguyen Van Thinh had been the first president of Cochinchina, the French controlled part of south Vietnam. Born to an aristocratic Vietnamese family, Thinh was a qualified physician and one of the rare Vietnamese to be granted a French citizenship. He apparently committed suicide while still in office.