Lê Hiển Tông

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Lê Hiển Tông (黎顯宗 1717–1786), born Lê Duy Hiệu, was the second-last emperor of Vietnamese Lê Dynasty. He reigned from 1740 to 1786 and was succeeded by his grandson Lê Duy Kỳ.[1][2][3]

At the time Vietnam was under the power of the Trịnh lords. Trịnh Giang ruled 1729–40 with the title Uy Nam Vương during the reign of Lê Thuần Tông (1732–35) and Lê Ý Tông (1735–40) but was deposed due to poor leadership. Trịnh Doanh ruled 1740–67 with the title Minh Do Vương, ruling in the first part of the reign of Lê Hiển Tông. He was followed by Trịnh Sâm, who ruled 1767–82 with the title Tinh Do Vương. At this point the Lê dynasty began to regain its power.


He had issue, twenty-three children, including:


  1. ^ Nguyễn Huệ Chi Truyện truyền kỳ Việt Nam 1999 Volume 2 – Page 317 "Lê Hiển Tông (1716–1786)"
  2. ^ Anh Thư Hà, Hồng Đức Trần A Brief Chronology of Vietnam's History 2000- Page 121 "Lê Hiển Tông (1740–1786) "
  3. ^ Nguyên Thi Minh Hà, Nguyên Thi Thanh Bình – Vietnamese feminist poems from antiquity to the present 2007 Page 81 "King Lẽ Hiển Tông (life: 1716–86; reign: 1740–86) married off his youngest daughter, Princess Lê Ngọc Hân (1770–1799), to Nguyễn Huệ (life: 1753–1792; reign: 1788–1792), leader of the .."


  • Nguyẽ̂n, Phút Tá̂n (1964). A Modern History of Viet-nam (1802–1954). Khai-Trí. pp. 134–135. 
  • Tucker, Spencer (1999). Vietnam. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. pp. 17–18. ISBN 0-8131-0966-3. 
Preceded by
Lê Ý Tông
Emperor of Việt Nam
Succeeded by
Lê Mẫn Đế