Gia Long

1762 - 1820

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Gia Long (Vietnamese: [zaː lawŋ] (North), [jaː lawŋ] (South); 8 February 1762 – 3 February 1820), born Nguyễn Phúc Ánh (阮福暎) or Nguyễn Ánh, was the first Emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty of Vietnam. Unifying what is now modern Vietnam in 1802, he founded the Nguyễn dynasty, the last of the Vietnamese dynasties. A nephew of the last Nguyễn lord who ruled over south Vietnam, Nguyễn Ánh was forced into hiding in 1777 as a fifteen-year-old when his family was slain in the Tây Sơn revolt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gia Long has received more than 293,927 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Gia Long is the 3,645th most popular politician (down from 3,300th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Vietnam and the 11th most popular Vietnamese Politician.

Gia Long is most famous for being the first emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty.

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Among politicians, Gia Long ranks 3,645 out of 15,710Before him are Victoriano Huerta, Alexander III of Scotland, Emperor He of Han, Caranus of Macedon, Guy Verhofstadt, and Mokjong of Goryeo. After him are Frank B. Kellogg, Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Abbas III, Wim Kok, Emilio Aguinaldo, and Sancho VII of Navarre.

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Among people born in 1762, Gia Long ranks 8Before him are Johann Gottlieb Fichte, George IV of the United Kingdom, Constanze Mozart, André Chénier, Pierre André Latreille, and Jean-Baptiste Jourdan. After him are Theroigne de Mericourt, Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Jacques Balmat, Spencer Perceval, and James Hoban. Among people deceased in 1820, Gia Long ranks 11Before him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, François Christophe de Kellermann, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, François Joseph Lefebvre, Manuel Belgrano, and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg. After him are Henri Christophe, Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange, Alexander Mackenzie, Joseph Banks, Princess Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark, and Clement Mary Hofbauer.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Gia Long ranks 17 out of 106Before him are Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Dương Văn Minh (1916), Ieng Sary (1925), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), and Lê Duẩn (1907). After him are Nguyễn Ngọc Loan (1930), Madame Nhu (1924), Lê Lợi (1384), Minh Mạng (1791), Son Sen (1930), and Nguyễn Cao Kỳ (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In Vietnam

Among politicians born in Vietnam, Gia Long ranks 11Before him are Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Dương Văn Minh (1916), Ieng Sary (1925), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), and Lê Duẩn (1907). After him are Madame Nhu (1924), Lê Lợi (1384), Minh Mạng (1791), Son Sen (1930), Nguyễn Cao Kỳ (1930), and Nguyễn Huệ (1752).