Lê Chiêu Tông

Lê Chiêu Tông (, 4 October 1506 – 18 December 1526; also called Lê Y, or ) was an emperor of the Lê Dynasty of Vietnam who ruled from 1516 to 1526. He was the son of Lê Sùng and nephew of the preceding king Lê Tuong Duc. As Lê Tuong Duc was assassinated in 1516, the young Lê Chieu Tông was put on the throne. His short reign was heavily colored by continuing factionalism and jockeying for power between the Mạc and Nguyen families, and his own.

Lê Chiêu Tông
Emperor of Đại Việt
Emperor of Lê Dynasty
PredecessorLê Tương Dực
SuccessorLê Cung Hoàng
Retired Emperor of Lê Dynasty
Born4 October 1506
Died18 December 1526 (aged 20)
Lê Y (黎椅)
Era name and dates
Quang Thiệu (光紹): 1516–1522
Posthumous name
Thần Hoàng đế (神皇帝)
Temple name
Chiêu Tông (昭宗)
HouseLê Dynasty
FatherLê Sùng
MotherTrịnh Thị Loan

In 1524, Le had been forced by a rebellion to flee the capital; this rebellion was quashed by General Mạc Đăng Dung, who took the opportunity to seize power for himself. Lê Chieu Tông was killed by Mạc supporters shortly afterwards, and succeeded by his brother, Lê Cung Hoàng.[1]


  1. ^ Trần Trọng Kim (2005). Việt Nam sử lược (in Vietnamese). Ho Chi Minh City: Ho Chi Minh City General Publishing House. p. 248.
  • Coedes, G. (1962). "The Making of South-east Asia." London: Cox & Wyman Ltd.
Preceded by Emperor of Vietnam
Succeeded by