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Thursday, November 11, 2010

First Emperor of Vietnam Dynasty.

Lý Thái Tổ ruled Vietnam as emperor for 19 years from 1009 to 1028 under the Lý D‎ynasty of which he was the founder.He has 9 empresses.

Early Life
He was born at Cổ Pháp Pagoda, At the age of 3, his mother brought him back to the pagoda. Lý Khánh Văn, superior monk of the pagoda, adopted him and named him Lý Công Uẩn. He came in to the pagoda and became a monk there.
Lý Thái Tổ died in 1028 at the age of 55 according to the account of the East which often included the time before birth in the lifespan. He was buried at Thọ Lăng”Mausoleum of Longevity meaning the , at Thiên Đức Palace. His name in the temple was Thái Tổ meaning Superior Ancestor; his posthumous name was “Thần Vũ Hoàng Đế” meaning Emperor Deity of Martial Art.
Statue of Lý Thái Tổ beside the Hoàn Kiếm lake in Hanoi

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