1913 – Born Prince Nguyen Vinh Thuy in Hue the capital of Vietnam.
1926-1945 – Became the emperor of Vietnam.
Educated at lycée Condorcet and the Paris Institute of Political Studies in France.
1934 – On 20th of March at the imperial city of Hue, Bao Dai married Jeanne Marie-Thérèse.
1945 – Abdicated to serve as supreme advisor to Ho Chi Minh.
1949 – Returned to Vietnam at French request, but failed to receive widespread popular recognition.
1949-1955 – Became the king of South Vietnam.
1955 – He deposed, after abolition of monarchy following the referendum initiated by Ngo Dinh Diem.
– Bao Dai was retired to exile in France.
1972 – Issued a public statement in France, and appealed to the Vietnamese people for national reconciliation.
1982 – Emperor Bao Dai and ‘Imperial Princess’ Monique V)nh Thuy along with others visited the United States.
1997 – Bao Dai died on 30th of July in a military hospital in Paris.