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Bao Dai

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1997 AD
Nationality: Vietnamese
Categories: Emperor

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.