Ho Chi Minh

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Name
Ho Chi Minh Gender: M
Nguyen That Thanh
born on 19 May 1890 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Hoang Tru, French Indo-China, 18n41, 105e34
Timezone LMT m105e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°51' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°40 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 20°13'



Biography

North Vietnam founder and first president, a communist and nationalist. An emaciated thin man sporting a goatee, Ho Chi Minh built a guerrilla army that over a 21-year period crushed France's attempt to keep its empire in Indochina and successfully fought the Americans in the 1960s and 70s during what is now called the Vietnam War (1954-1975).

The youngest of three children, Ho grew up in a village in central Vietnam, ruled by a French puppet government. His father, a functionary at the imperial court, sympathized with the impoverished peasants of Vietnam and left his official position to become an itinerant teacher. With his father as model, Ho participated in a series of tax revolts and earned a reputation as a troublemaker. In 1911, he sailed for Marseilles as a galley boy aboard a passenger liner so he could get first-hand experience of the French principles of liberté, égalité, fraternité. When he got to Paris, he worked as a photo retoucher and developed a taste for American cigarettes and Maurice Chevalier's charming songs.

When in 1919, Woodrow Wilson came to France to sign the treaty ending WWI, Ho tried to present Wilson with a list of French abuses in Vietnam, but he was rebuffed. Ho then joined the French Communist Party and soon after became a covert agent for Moscow. He traveled throughout Asia in the guise of a poor person, gathering intelligence. In 1929 he formed the Indochinese Communist Party.

When WWII brought Japanese armies into Indochina,Ho wanted nothing to do with them. He urged his disciples to fight both the Japanese and the French and he founded the Viet Minh, or the Vietnam Independence League. It was then he adopted the name of Ho Chi Minh ("Bringer of Light").

Ho died of heart disease on September 2, 1969, age 79, near Hanoi in North Vietnam. Six years later, the Americans pulled all troops out of Vietnam.. After the 1975 takeover of South Vietnam, communist leaders renamed Saigon as Ho Chi Minh City in his honor.

Events

  • Death by Heart Attack 2 September 1969 (Heart disease, age 78)
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  • Family : Change residence 1911 (moved to Paris for a short while)
  • Social : Joined group 1919 (joined the Communist Party)
  • Social : Joined group 1929 (formed the Indochinese Communist Party)
  • Work : Gain social status 1975 (Saigon named after him)

Source Notes

Tony Joseph quotes Ebertin, given as "early AM."

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state
  • Traits : Body : Race (Asian)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Communist and nationalist)

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