Nguyễn Phúc Trăn

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Nguyễn Phúc Thái
Lord of Nguyễn Clan
Lord of Southern Vietnam
Nguyễn lords
Reign 1687 - 1691
Predecessor Nguyễn Phúc Tần
Successor Nguyễn Phúc Chu
Born 1649
Phú Xuân, Quangnam
Died 7 February 1691
Phú Xuân, Quangnam
Burial Phú Xuân, Quangnam
Spouse Tống Thị Lĩnh
Issue Nguyễn Phúc Chu
4 other sons and 4 daughters
Full name
Nguyễn Phước Thới (阮福溙)
Regnal name
Lord Nghĩa (主義)
Posthumous name
Thiệu-hư Toản-nghiệp Khoan-hồng Bác-hậu Ôn-huệ Từ-tường Hiếu-nghĩa Emperor
紹休纂業寬洪博厚溫惠慈祥孝義皇帝
Temple name
Anh Tông (英宗)
House Nguyễn clan
Father Nguyễn Phúc Tần
Mother Tống Thị Đôi
Religion Three teachings

Nguyễn Phúc Thái (Chinese: 阮英宗, 1650 - 1691) was the ruler of Quangnam from 1687 to 1691. During his short rule, a small rebellion by Ming Chinese was put down.

Biography[edit]

Nguyễn Phúc Thái has the real name Nguyễn Phước Thới (阮福溙), courtesy name Phước Ngạn (福彥). He was the second son of lord Nguyễn Thái Tôn. Nguyễn Anh Tôn took the title Hoằng Quốc-công (弘國公 ; National Duke of Hoằng, different from Quận-công as Local Duke). With the end of the Trịnh–Nguyễn War, not much of note happened during Anh Tôn's rule. It is reported that he needed to put down an uprising by Chinese immigrants who had settled in Saigon.

In 1689, he ordered an invasion of Cambodia. However, the Quangnamese general withdrew after meeting with the Cambodian king Chei Chettha III's envoy, a beautiful woman. In 1690 Nguyễn Anh Tôn sent a more famous general, Nguyễn Hữu Hào, who also retreated after meeting the same woman, waiting for presents that never came.[1]

On February 7, 1691, Nguyễn Anh Tôn died and was succeeded by his eldest son, Nguyễn Phước Châu.

Map of Quangnam showing the expansion of territory over 800 years.

References[edit]

Vietnamese royalty
Preceded by
Nguyễn Thái Tôn
Lord of Quangnam
1687–1691
Succeeded by
Nguyễn Hiển Tôn