Vietnamese nobility

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During Vietnam's Annam Empire, Vietnamese nobility were classified into eleven classes, with names similar to their Chinese equivalent. These are listed here from the highest to the lowest, along with their equivalent European titles.

  • Hoang De (Emperor)
  • Dai Vuong (King, or Grand Prince)
  • Vuong (Prince)
  • Quoc-Cong (literally "National Duke")
  • Quan-Cong (literally "County Duke")
  • Cong (Duke)
  • Hau (Marquis)
  • Ba (Count)
  • Tu (Viscount)
  • Nam (Baron)
  • Vinh phong (no equivalent, roughly Baronet).

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Further reading[edit]

  • R. B. Smith (1974). "Politics and Society in Viet-Nam during the Early Nguyen Period (1802–62)". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 106 (2), pp 153-69.