Lycée Albert Sarraut

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School gate at noon in summer 2009

Lycée Albert Sarraut was a French lyceum in Hanoi, Vietnam, during the French colonial period, active from 1919 to 1965. It was one of 69 high schools founded by the French in their colonies worldwide, named for Albert Sarraut. The school offered high standard academic programs for students between the ages of 11 and 18.

It is currently Trường Trung học phổ thông Trần Phú - Hoàn Kiếm (vi).

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Many Vietnamese scholars and leaders graduated from lycée Albert Sarraut. Among them were:

The name of the school is now 'Hoàn Kiếm Trần Phú High School'.[3]

Princes from Laos were educated at the school, including:

  • Prince Souphanouvong. b at Luang Prabang, 13 July 1909, the first president of the Lao PDR and leader of the Pathet Lao movement.
  • Prince Kham-Phan Panya. b. at Luang Prabang, 29 March 1908 (s/o Mom Kamala), educ. Lycée Albert Sarraut, Hanoi
  • Prince Kham-Mao. b. at Luang Prabang, 23 September 1911 (s/o Mom Kamabuwa), educ. Lycée Albert Sarraut, Hanoi
  • Prince Kham-Hing. b. at Wat Nong, Luang Prabang, 15 July 1918 (s/o Mom Kamala), educ. Luang Prabang and Lycée Albert Sarraut, Hanoi (B.Phil. 1939).[7]

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Coordinates: 21°01′25″N 105°51′22″E / 21.0235°N 105.856°E / 21.0235; 105.856