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Lon Nol

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1985 AD
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.