Madame Nhu

1924 - 2011

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Trần Lệ Xuân (22 August 1924 – 24 April 2011), more popularly known in English as Madame Nhu, was the de facto First Lady of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963. She was the wife of Ngô Đình Nhu, who was the brother and chief advisor to President Ngô Đình Diệm. As Diệm was a lifelong bachelor and because she and her family lived in Independence Palace together with him, she was considered to be the first lady. Known for her harsh and incendiary comments that denounced anti-government protests by some Buddhist sects and the strong U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madame Nhu has received more than 665,466 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Madame Nhu is the 4,578th most popular politician (down from 4,241st in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Vietnam (up from 20th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Vietnamese Politician.

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Among politicians, Madame Nhu ranks 4,578 out of 15,710Before her are Julius Schaub, Georgios Papandreou, Lucius Antonius Saturninus, Aristobulus I, Stepan Shaumian, and Ben Carson. After her are Amyntas I of Macedon, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Cyril Ramaphosa, Sviatoslav II of Kiev, and Aristides Pereira.

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Among people born in 1924, Madame Nhu ranks 73Before her are Roza Shanina, Matthäus Hetzenauer, Kenneth Waltz, Roger Guillemin, Allan MacLeod Cormack, and Lee Iacocca. After her are Khamtai Siphandon, John Backus, Ahmadou Ahidjo, André Franquin, Zizi Jeanmaire, and Paul Desmond. Among people deceased in 2011, Madame Nhu ranks 68Before her are Amy Winehouse, Herbert A. Hauptman, Maria Schneider, Masahiro Hamazaki, Gunter Sachs, and Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy. After her are Aristides Pereira, Cliff Robertson, Pete Postlethwaite, Jack Kevorkian, Cy Twombly, and Roberts Blossom.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Madame Nhu ranks 19 out of 106Before her are Dương Văn Minh (1916), Ieng Sary (1925), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Lê Duẩn (1907), Gia Long (1762), and Nguyễn Ngọc Loan (1930). After her are Lê Lợi (1384), Minh Mạng (1791), Son Sen (1930), Nguyễn Cao Kỳ (1930), Nguyễn Huệ (1752), and Tsui Hark (1950).

Among POLITICIANS In Vietnam

Among politicians born in Vietnam, Madame Nhu ranks 12Before her are Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923), Dương Văn Minh (1916), Ieng Sary (1925), Kaysone Phomvihane (1920), Lê Duẩn (1907), and Gia Long (1762). After her are Lê Lợi (1384), Minh Mạng (1791), Son Sen (1930), Nguyễn Cao Kỳ (1930), Nguyễn Huệ (1752), and Trần Hưng Đạo (1228).