Tôn Thất Thuyết

In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Tôn Thất, but is often simplified to Ton or Tonthat in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should properly be referred to by the given name Thuyet.
Tôn Thất Thuyết

Tôn Thất Thuyết (; 12 May 1839, Huế — 1913, Longzhou) was the leading mandarin of Emperor Tự Đức of Vietnam's Nguyễn Dynasty. Thuyết later led the Cần Vương movement which aimed to restore Vietnamese independence under Emperor Hàm Nghi.[1][2][3]He fled to China seeking for political refuge after Hàm Nghi's captured by France, and later died in Longzhou, Guangxi.


  1. Vietnamese Royal Exile in Japan p.38 "He had secured a safe meeting place to be with Cuồng Để thanks to the help of his Chinese friends in Yokohama "Châu took Cường Để to Canton to visit Liu Yung-fu and Tôn Thất Thuyết, great long-time sympathisers of the Vietnamese cause."
  2. Văn Đào Hoàng Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang: A Contemporary History 2008 "When the Huế Court surrendered itself to the French, Tôn Thất Thuyết, a high-ranking mandarin of the Court, ..."
  3. Charles Keith Catholic Vietnam: A Church from Empire to Nation 2012 p. 52 "In July 1885, as Qing forces were withdrawing, the regent Tôn Thất Thuyết led an attack on the French garrison at huế and escaped with the young emperor hàm nghi into the mountains. Thuyết called for a general uprising and for all of the ..."
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