Hartill 25.14 Annam Yan Ning 1453-1460 AD Duyen Ninh Thong Bao Imperial Vietnam
Imperial Vietnam Dynasty
Annam Yan Ning 1453-1460 AD
Duyen Ninh Thong Bao
Reference: Hartill 25.14
Annam 1454-1459 AD
Obv: Duyen Ninh Thong Bao ( Yan Ning Tong Bao)
Lê Nhân Tông
Lê Nhân Tông (1441–1459) was king of Vietnam from 1453 till his murder in a coup. He was a grandson of the hero-king Le Loi. During nearly all of his short reign, the real power behind the throne was his mother, Nguyen Thi Anh.
With the sudden death of Le Thai Tong, his heir was an infant son named Bang Co, mothered by Anh. He was the second son of his father, but the elder son (Le Nghi Dân) had been officially passed over due to his mother's low social status.
So ended the nearly 20-year period when Vietnam was essentially ruled by a woman. Later Vietnamese histories offered two different pictures of this time, one court historian said this was a period of benevolent rule, with harmony in the court and idyllic peace in the land. Another history says the court was in chaos and that having a woman rule the state was as unnatural as "a hen crowing at daybreak". Good counselors like Trinh Kha had been removed from office and dolts had been elevated, bringing oppression and calamity to Vietnam.
VIETNAM - the nation is located in Southeast Asia west of the South China Sea. The word VIET means 'to traverse' or 'the name of a group of people lived in the delta of Hong river'. The word NAM means 'the South'. VIETNAM means 'to traverse to the South' or 'the Viet people in the South'. Vietnam has its country name changed throughout its history as follows.
Map of Vietnam showing the conquest of the south (the Nam Tiến) Light green conquered by Le Thanh Tong.