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Ho Chi Minh

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh

Full Name: Nguyễn Sinh Cung
Profession: Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary


Biography: He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945.

Born: May 19, 1890
Birthplace: Nghệ An Province, French Indochina

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: September 2, 1969 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

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Married Life

  • 1926-10-18 Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (36) weds midwife Zeng Xueming (21) in Guangzhou

Historical Events

  • 1945-08-14 Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh movement launch a coordinated uprising against French rule across Vietnam following the Japanese surrender
  • 1945-08-22 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
  • 1945-09-02 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independent from France (National Day)
  • 1946-03-02 Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam
  • 1946-12-19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi
  • 1950-01-01 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
  • 1950-05-21 Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia
  • 1954-10-10 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

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