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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