Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động

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Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động
Part of Lam Sơn uprising
DateOctober 5-7, 1426
LocationTốt Động, Chương Mĩ, Hanoi
Result Vietnamese victory
Belligerents
Dai Viet Ming Dynasty
Commanders and leaders
Lý Triện
Đinh Lễ
Đỗ Bí
Nguyễn Xí
Trương Chiến
Wang Tong
Fang Zheng
Ma Qi
Shan Shou
Li An
Chen Qia
Ma Ying
Strength
~10,000

Vietnamese source:100,000

Chinese source: 54,000
Casualties and losses
no reliable estimates

Vietnamese source: 50,000 killed, 10,000 captured

Chinese source: 20 to 30 thousands killed.

The Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động (1426) was the decisive battle in the 14-year Lam Sơn uprising which established Vietnam's independence from Ming China in 1428. The battle took place over three days from 5–7 November 1426 in the Red River Valley between Tốt Động and Chúc Động, two villages of Chương Mỹ District, near Hanoi. Lê Lợi's forces routed the Ming army forcing them to sue for peace and recognise Vietnam as a tribute bearing but independent state.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry H. Addington America's war in Vietnam: a short narrative history 2000 Page 5 - "When Le Loi's forces were finally strong enough to risk a decisive battle at Tot Dong in the Red River valley in 1426, they so routed the Chinese army that two years later China effectively recognized the Viet kingdom's independence by granting it the status of a tributary client"