Đồng Khánh

Đồng Khánh
Emperor of Vietnam
Emperor of Nguyễn Dynasty
Reign 18851889
Predecessor Hàm Nghi
Successor Thành Thái
Born 19 February 1864
Died 28 January 1889(1889-01-28) (aged 24)
Burial Tư Lăng
Thủy Xuân commune, Huế, Việt Nam
Spouse Empress Phụ Thiên
Empress Hựu Thiên
Issue Nguyễn Phúc Bửu Đảo, Emperor Khải Định
5 other sons and 3 daughters
Full name
Nguyễn Phúc Ưng Kỷ
Nguyễn Phúc Biện
Era name and dates
Đồng Khánh: 18851889
Posthumous name
Hoằng Liệt Thống Thiết Mẫn Huệ Thuần Hoàng đế
Temple name
Cảnh Tông (景宗)
House Nguyễn Dynasty
Father Nguyễn Phúc Hồng Cai, Prince of Kiên Thái
Mother Bùi Thị Thanh

Emperor Đồng Khánh (19 February 1864 28 January 1889), born Nguyễn Phúc Ưng Kỷ, also known as Chánh Mông, was the ninth emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam. He reigned three years between 1885 and 1889.

Đồng Khánh was the eldest son of Prince Nguyễn Phúc Hồng Cai. As his uncle, Emperor Tự Đức, had no children, Đồng Khánh was adopted and made the Duke of Kiên Giang. Đồng Khánh came to the throne in the aftermath of the events starting from 4 July 1885, when court regents Nguyễn Văn Tường and Tôn Thất Thuyết took the young Emperor Hàm Nghi from the Purple Forbidden City of Huế, and took him to the mountains as the figurehead of a revolutionary movement against the French. To take away the legitimacy of Hàm Nghi, the French enthroned Prince Ưng Kỷ - Hàm Nghi's elder half brother. He took the era name of "Đồng Khánh".

Madame Nhu, the First Lady of South Vietnam from 1955–63, was a great-granddaughter of Đồng Khánh.[1][2][3][4]

Imperial examination at Nam Định during Đồng Khánh's era in (1888)
Đồng Khánh
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese Đồng Khánh
Birth name


  1. http://www.4dw.net/royalark/Vietnam/annam9.htm
  2. Erica J. Peters - Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam: 2011 "His dramatic embrace of Western grand cuisine met with the approval of his French overlords, though whether other Vietnamese saw Đồng Khánh as manipulating the French or as a puppet depended on their own political perspective."
  3. Vietnamese Royal Exile in Japan - Page 27 "Meanwhile, Đồng Khánh assumed the throne after Hàm Nghi vas removed from power. To some degree Đồng Khánh benefited from French efforts to restore Some prestige to the Vietnamese monarchy, the demise of which was one of the ..."
  4. Christian Culas, François Robinne Inter-Ethnic Dynamics in Asia: Considering the Other 2009 "EMPEROR ĐồNG KHÁNH'S DESCRIPTIVE GEOGRAPHY (1888) Another important source written in characters on the ethnic populations of northern Vietnam is the Emperor Đồng Khánh's Descriptive Geography (Ngô Duc Tho, Nguyên Văn .
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Đồng Khánh
Born: 19 February 1864 Died: 28 January 1889
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Hàm Nghi
Emperor of Vietnam
Succeeded by
Thành Thái
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