22 Oct 1913

French Indochina
  • Prince Nguyen Phuc Vinh Thuy was born in the Palace of Doan-Trang-Vien within the Imperial City in Hue, Annam, French Indochina. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
20 Mar 1934

French Indochina
  • Emperor Bao Dai married Marie-Thérèse Nguyen Huu Thi Lan, a commonor from a wealthy Vietnamese family, in the Imperial City in Hue, Annam, French Indochina. She was renamed Nam Phuong upon the marriage. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
4 Jan 1936

French Indochina
  • Emperor Bao Dai's oldest son, Crown Prince Bao Long, was born in the Palace of Kien-Trung within the Imperial City in Hue, Annam, French Indochina. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
11 Mar 1945

French Indochina
  • Emperor Bao Dai of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam declared Vietnamese independence from France, with Japanese support. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
17 Mar 1945

French Indochina
  • Emperor Bao Dai of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam assumed direct control of the Vietnamese government. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
17 Apr 1945

French Indochina
  • Emperor Bao Dai appointed Tran Trong Kim the Prime Minister of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
14 Aug 1945

French Indochina
  • In Hue, Annam, French Indochina, Emperor Bao Dai tore up the treaties signed with the French in 1862 and 1874 and reclaimed Cochinchina as Vietnamese sovereign territory. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
23 Aug 1945

French Indochina
  • In the morning, Viet Minh forces took took control of Hue, Annam, French Indochina. In the afternoon, Viet Minh leadership organized a demonstration to legitimize the takeover; this was participated by minor figures in the royal family. Although the demonstrated refrained from entering the palace, they nevertheless caused Emperor Bao Dai to consider abdication. At the same time, Viet Minh personnel arrested former premier Pham Quynh and former minister Ngo Dinh Khoi and his son. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]
30 Aug 1945

French Indochina
  • Former Emperor Bao Dai of Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam spoke to a crowd at the Ngo Mon gate of the Imperial City in Hue, Annam, French Indochina, announcing his abdication of 25 Aug 1945. He voiced support for the anti-French independence movement during the speech. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | Hue, Annam | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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