Nguyễn Văn Xuân

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Nguyễn Văn Xuân
President of the Republic of Cochinchina
In office
1947–1948
President of the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam
In office
23 May 1948 – 20 June 1949
Personal details
Born(1892-04-03)3 April 1892
Truong Tho, Gia Định Province, Annam
Died14 January 1989(1989-01-14) (aged 96)
France
Military service
Branch/serviceFrench Army
Years of service1947–1954
RankBrigadier General
Battles/warsFrench Indochina War

Nguyễn Văn Xuân (3 April 1892 – 14 January 1989) was president of the government of Cochinchina from 1945 to 1947, then president of the Provisional Central Government of Vietnam from 23 May 1948 to 20 June 1949, during the First Indochina War.[1]

First Indochina War[edit]

On 1 April 1947, he was promoted to Brigadier General (two-star general, entry level for a general officer in the French army ranking system) of colonial troops, a local army with French commanding officers. After the First Indochina War, he took exile in metropolitan France, where he died on 14 January 1989 at the age of 96.[2]

Preceded by
Lê Văn Hoạch
President of Cochinchina
1947–1948
Succeeded by
Trần Văn Hữu
Preceded by
Position established
President of the
Provisional Central Government of Vietnam

1948–1949
Succeeded by
Position disestablished
Preceded by
Lê Văn Hoạch
Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam
1947–1949
Succeeded by
Bảo Đại

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ngo Ngoc Trung (2011). "Nguyen Van Xuan". In Tucker, Spencer C. (ed.). The encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military history (2nd ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. pp. 843–844. ISBN 9781851099610. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Le Général Nguyen Van Xuan Archived 2016-10-23 at the Wayback Machine, Bulletin de l'ANAI, April–May–June 1989