Nguyễn Phúc Thuần

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For the command of Nguyễn army during the Trịnh–Nguyễn War, see Tôn Thất Hiệp.
Nguyễn Phúc Thuần
Lord of Nguyễn Clan
Lord of Southern Vietnam
Nguyễn Lords
Reign 1765–1777
Predecessor Nguyễn Phúc Khoát
Successor Nguyễn Phúc Dương
Born 1754
Died 1777
Spouse Nguyễn Phúc Ngọc Thục
Issue None
Full name
Nguyễn Phúc Thuần (阮福淳)
Regnal name
Định Vương (定王)
Posthumous name
Hiếu Định Hoàng Đế (孝定皇帝)
Temple name
Duệ Tông (睿宗)
House Nguyễn Lords
Father Nguyễn Phúc Khoát
Mother Nguyễn Phúc Ngọc Cầu
Religion Buddhism

Định Vương Nguyễn Phúc Thuần (1754–1777) was one of the Nguyễn lords who ruled over the southern portion of Vietnam from the 16th–18th centuries. The collapse of the house of Nguyễn lords intensified during Thuần's reign, many uprisings broke out throughout central part of Vietnam, including the Tây Sơn revolt; and the offensive of Trịnh lords from northern Vietnam. He tried to re-establish the Nguyễn lords' authority but unsuceeded. At last, he was captured and executed along with his followers and almost all family members by Tây Sơn rebel general Nguyễn Huệ in 1777.


  • Chapuis, Oscar (1995). "A History of Vietnam". Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-29622-7. pp138–141.
Vietnamese royalty
Preceded by
Nguyễn Phúc Khoát
Lord of Nguyễn Clan
Lord of Southern Vietnam

concurrently with Nguyễn Phúc Dương:
Succeeded by
Nguyễn Phúc Ánh