Born in Thanh Binh in Tiên Phước District in Quảng Nam Province, the same district from which Trinh hailed, Khang went on to top the imperial examinations in 1900. In 1946 Kháng came back to Quảng Ngãi to lead the fight against the French in the 5th Interzone. He died the next year in suspicious circumstances.
Most cities in Vietnam have named major streets after him.
^Hoàng Văn Đào Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang: A Contemporary History 2008 "A longtime afterward, Huỳnh Thúc Kháng came back to Quảng Ngãi to lead the fight against the French in the 5th Interzone; there, he learned in secret of the deception at the Head Office. Kháng goggled at this information, but said nothing further. Later, Huỳnh Thúc Kháng died. His death, according to a document by Professor Nguyễn Văn Mùi and Mr. Nguyễn Xuân Chữ, was a suspicious one...."