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Famous Politicians from Vietnam

Updated October 13, 2018 3.1k views30 items

List of famous politicians from Vietnam, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Vietnamese politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Vietnamese politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Vietnam and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Vietnam, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Trương Như Tảng to Nguyen Sinh Hung, plus much more.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Vietnam in order to get more information about each one.
  • 1

    Do Muoi

    Age: 102

    BirthplaceThanh Trì District, Hanoi, Vietnam


    Đỗ Mười (Vietnamese: [ɗǒˀ mɨ̂əj]; 2 February 1917 – 1 October 2018) was a Vietnamese communist politician. He rose in the party hierarchy in the late 1940s, became Chairman of the Council of...  more
  • 2

    Gia Long

    Dec. at 58 (1762-1820)

    BirthplaceHue, Vietnam


    Gia Long (Vietnamese: [zaː lawŋm]; 8 February 1762 – 3 February 1820), born Nguyễn Phúc Ánh or Nguyễn Ánh, was the first Emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty of Vietnam. Unifying what is now modern Vietnam...  more
  • 3

    Ho Chi Minh

    Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

    BirthplaceKim Lien, Vietnam


    Hồ Chí Minh (; Vietnamese: [hò cǐ mīŋ̟] (listen), Saigon: [hò cǐ mɨ̄n] (listen); Chữ nôm: 胡志明; 19 May 1890 – 2 September 1969), born Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành, Nguyễn Ái Quốc,...  more

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  • 4

    Kate Le

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceThanh Hoa Province, Indochina, North Central Coast, Asia, Southeast Asia


  • 5

    Le Duan

    Dec. at 79 (1907-1986)

    BirthplaceQuảng Trị Province, Vietnam


    Lê Duẩn (Vietnamese: [lē zʷə̂n]; 7 April 1907 – 10 July 1986) was a Vietnamese communist politician. He rose in the party hierarchy in the late 1950s and became General Secretary of the Central...  more
  • 6

    Le Luong Minh

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceThanh Hoa Province, Vietnam


    Lê Lương Minh (born 1 September 1952) is a Vietnamese politician, diplomat and the former Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Lê Lương Minh is a member of the Communist...  more
  • 7

    Ngo Dinh Diem

    Dec. at 62 (1901-1963)

    BirthplaceQuang Binh Province, Vietnam


    Ngô Đình Diệm ( or ; Vietnamese: [ŋō ɗìn jîəmˀ] (listen); 3 January 1901 – 2 November 1963) was a Vietnamese politician. He was the final prime minister of the State of Vietnam (1954–55), and then...  more
  • 8

    Ngô Đình Nhu

    Dec. at 53 (1910-1963)



    Ngô Đình Nhu (listen; 7 October 1910 – 2 November 1963) was a Vietnamese archivist and politician. He was the younger brother and chief political advisor of South Vietnam's first president, Ngô Đình...  more
  • 9

    Ngô Quyền

    Dec. at 47 (897-944)



    Ngô Quyền ( March 12, 897 – 944) was a Vietnamese king of Ngô dynasty who ruled from 939 to 944. He defeated the Southern Han kingdom at the Battle of Bạch Đằng River north of modern Haiphong and...  more
  • 10

    Nguyễn Bá Cẩn

    Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

    BirthplaceCan Tho, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Bá Cẩn (9 September 1930 in Cần Thơ – 20 May 2009 in San Jose, California) was Prime Minister of South Vietnam from 4 April 1975 until 24 April 1975; serving under Presidents Nguyễn Văn Thiệu...  more
  • 11

    Nguyen Ba Thanh

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceHòa Vang District, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Bá Thanh (18 April 1953 – 13 February 2015) was a Vietnamese Communist politician. He was party secretary and people's council president in Da Nang (two of the three top leadership positions),...  more
  • 12

    Nguyen Cao Ky

    Dec. at 81 (1930-2011)

    BirthplaceSơn Tây, Hanoi, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Cao Kỳ (listen; 8 September 1930 – 23 July 2011) served as the chief of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force in the 1960s, before leading the nation as the prime minister of South Vietnam in a...  more
  • 13

    Nguyen Hue

    Dec. at 39 (1753-1792)

    BirthplaceBinh Dinh Province, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Huệ (Vietnamese: [ŋwĩəŋ hwêˀ] Hán tự: 阮惠), also known as Nguyễn Quang Bình (Vietnamese: [ŋwĩəŋ kwāːŋ ɓîŋ̟] Hán tự: 阮光平) or Emperor Quang Trung (Vietnamese: [kwāːŋ ʈūŋm] Hán tự: 光中, 1753 – 16...  more
  • 14

    Nguyen Huu Tho

    Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)

    BirthplaceBến Lức District, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Hữu Thọ (10 July 1910 – 24 December 1996) was a Vietnamese revolutionary and Chairman of Consultative Council of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam from 6 June 1969 to 2 July 1976,...  more
  • 15

    Nguyen Phu Trong

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceĐông Anh District


    Nguyễn Phú Trọng (born 14 April 1944) is a Vietnamese politician who is the current General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in office since 19 January 2011, and President of Vietnam, de...  more
  • 16

    Nguyen Sinh Hung

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceNghệ An Province, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Sinh Hùng (born 18 January 1946) is a Vietnamese politician who served as Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam from 2011 to 2016. Nguyễn Sinh Hùng was previously one of the country's...  more
  • 17

    Nguyen Tan Dung

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceCa Mau, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Tấn Dũng (born 17 November 1949) is a Vietnamese politician who served as the Prime Minister of Vietnam from 2006 to 2016. He was confirmed by the National Assembly on 27 June 2006, having...  more
  • 18

    Nguyen Thien Nhan

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceCa Mau Province, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Thiện Nhân (born 12 June 1953) is a Vietnamese politician and the current Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City's Central Party Committee since May 10, 2017. His previous post was the Chairman of the...  more
  • 19

    Nguyen Trai

    Dec. at 62 (1380-1442)

    BirthplaceHanoi, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Trãi (阮廌), pen name Ức Trai (抑齋); (1380–1442) was an illustrious Vietnamese Confucian scholar, a noted poet, a skilled politician and a master strategist. He was at times attributed with being...  more
  • 20

    Nguyen Van Linh

    Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

    BirthplaceHanoi, Vietnam


    Nguyễn Văn Linh (Vietnamese: [ŋwǐənˀ van liŋ̟]; 1 July 1915 – 27 April 1998) was a Vietnamese revolutionary and politician. Nguyễn Văn Linh was the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam...  more
  • 21

    Nguyen Van Ly

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceVinh Linh District, Vietnam


    Father Thadeus Nguyễn Văn Lý (born 15 May 1946) is a Vietnamese Roman Catholic priest and dissident involved in many pro-democracy movements, for which he was imprisoned for a total of almost 15...  more
  • 22

    Nong Duc Manh

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceNa Rì District, Vietnam


    Nông Đức Mạnh (Vietnamese: [nəwŋm ɗɨ́k mâjŋ̟ˀ] (listen); born 11 September 1939) is a Vietnamese politician who served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the most powerful...  more
  • 23

    Pham Tuan

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceThái Bình, Vietnam


    Phạm Tuân ([faːm˧ˀ˨ʔ twɜn˨˩] born 14 February 1947) is a retired Vietnam Air Force aviator. He became the first Vietnamese citizen and the first Asian in space when he flew aboard the Soyuz 37...  more
  • 24

    Phan Van Khai

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceCủ Chi District


    Phan Văn Khải (listen; 25 December 1934 – 17 March 2018) was a Vietnamese politician who served as the fifth Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 25 September 1997 to 27 June 2006....  more
  • 25

    To Huu

    Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

    BirthplaceQuang Dien District, Indochina, Thua Thien–Hue Province, North Central Coast, Asia


    Tố Hữu (4 October 1920 – 9 December 2002) was Vietnam's most famous revolutionary poet.He published seven collections of poems, the first of which was the 1946 collection entitled Từ ấy...  more