Le Loi

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Le Loi

 

(Le Thai To). Born Sept. 10, 1385, in Then Sin, central Vietnam; died there Aug. 1, 1433. Vietnamese feudal lord. Founder of the Le dynasty (the Later Le dynasty).

Le Loi led a people’s war against the Chinese feudal lords who were attempting to seize Vietnam (Dai Viet). From 1418 to 1427 the army he led and partisan bands inflicted a number of defeats on the aggressors and liberated the country. In 1428 he was proclaimed emperor of Dai Viet. He defended the interests of the middle feudal bureaucracy and made a number of concessions to the peasants, the main participants in the liberation war.

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The founder of the Ly dynasty adopted Thuan Thien [Conform to Heaven's way] as his reign title (1010-28); the reign title of Ly Thai-tong (1028-54) was Thien Thanh [Completion with Heaven's accord] from 1029-34; Thanh-tong (1054-72) took the reign title Thien Huong Bao Tuong [Heaven confers the precious elephants] in 1069, after having received two white elephants in tribute.