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Famous Politicians from Vietnam

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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.
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Do Muoi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Do Muoi Age: 102

Birthplace: Hanoi, Thanh Trì District, Vietnam

Nationality: 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
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Gia Long is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Gia Long Dec. at 58 (1762-1820)

Birthplace: Hue, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Ho Chi Minh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

Birthplace: Kim Lien, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more

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Kate Le is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Kate Le Age: 36

Birthplace: Thanh Hoa Province, Indochina, North Central Coast, Asia, Southeast Asia, + more

Nationality: Vietnam

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Le Duan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Le Duan Dec. at 79 (1907-1986)

Birthplace: Quảng Trị Province, Indochina, Asia, Southeast Asia, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Le Luong Minh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Le Luong Minh Age: 67

Birthplace: Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Ngo Dinh Diem is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Dec. at 62 (1901-1963)

Birthplace: Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Ngô Đình Nh... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Dec. at 53 (1910-1963)

Birthplace: Annam

Nationality: Vietnam

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 ...more
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Ngô Quyền is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Ngô Quyền Dec. at 47 (897-944)

Birthplace: Vietnam

Nationality: Vietnam

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 ...more
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Nguyễn Bá Cẩn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyễn Bá Cẩn Dec. at 79 (1930-2009)

Birthplace: Can Tho, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Ba Thanh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Ba Thanh Age: 60

Birthplace: Hòa Vang District, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Cao Ky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Cao Ky Dec. at 81 (1930-2011)

Birthplace: Hanoi, Sơn Tây, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Hue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Dec. at 39 (1753-1792)

Birthplace: Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Huu Tho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Huu Tho Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)

Birthplace: Bến Lức District, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Phu Trong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Phu Trong Age: 75

Birthplace: Đông Anh District

Nationality: Vietnam

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 ...more
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Nguyen Sinh Hung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Sinh Hung Age: 65

Birthplace: Nghệ An Province, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Tan Dung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Tan Dung Age: 70

Birthplace: Ca Mau, Vietnam

Nationality: 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, ...more
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Nguyen Thien Nhan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Thien Nhan Age: 66

Birthplace: Ca Mau Province, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Trai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Trai Dec. at 62 (1380-1442)

Birthplace: Hanoi, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Van Linh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Van Linh Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

Birthplace: Hanoi, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nguyen Van Ly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nguyen Van Ly Age: 73

Birthplace: Vinh Linh District, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Nong Duc Manh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Nong Duc Manh Age: 79

Birthplace: Na Rì District, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Pham Tuan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Age: 72

Birthplace: Thái Bình, Vietnam

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Phan Van Khai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
Phan Van Khai Age: 86

Birthplace: Củ Chi District

Nationality: Vietnam

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
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To Huu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Vietnam
To Huu Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

Birthplace: Quang Dien District, Indochina, Thua Thien–Hue Province, North Central Coast, Asia, + more

Nationality: Vietnam

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