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Lon Nol (Premier Lon Nol)

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Cambodian
Categories: General, Politician


1913 - Born on November 13th in Prey Veng Province. Cambodian general and political leader.

1946 - Became a provincial governor.

1955 - He became defense minister and army chief of staff in Norodom Sihanouk 's government.

1966 - The prime minister of Cambodia.

1970 - Lon Nol, orchestrated the coup that toppled Prince Norodom Sihanouk.

         - He led the coup that deposed Sihanouk, and assumed control of the government.

1972 - Seized control and suspended the constitution and bacame the president of Cambodia.

1975 - Lon Nol fled to Hawaii in exile when the Communists seized power in Cambodia.

1985 - Died on November 17th.


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