Lê Trang Tông (黎莊宗, 1515 – 9 March 1548) was the 13th emperor of the Later Lê dynasty and the first of the Revival Lê dynasty. His enthronement marked the re-establishment of the Later Lê dynasty following a six-year hiatus.
|Lê Trang Tông|
|Emperor of Đại Việt|
|Emperor of Revival Lê dynasty|
|Predecessor||Lê Cung Hoàng (of Lê dynasty)|
Mạc Thái Tổ (of Mạc dynasty)
|Successor||Lê Trung Tông|
Đông Kinh, Đại Việt
|Died||9 March 1548 (aged 33–34)|
Vạn Lại Palace, Xuân Châu commune, Thọ Xuân district, Thiệu Thiên prefecture, Thanh Hoa town, Đại Việt
Cảnh Tomb (景陵)
|Spouse||Trịnh Thị Ngọc Cửu|
|House||Revival Lê dynasty|
|Father||Lê Chiêu Tông (?)|
|Mother||Phạm Thị Ngọc Quỳnh|
Lê Trang Tông was born in 1515 at Đông Kinh with real name Lê Ninh (黎寧). In 1527 general Mạc Đăng Dung overthrew the Lê emperor and established the Mạc dynasty, Lê Ninh and his royal family ran to Trấn Ninh and later hid deep inside Laos for 6 years. In 1533, a loyalist to Lê dynasty name Nguyễn Kim rebelled against the Mạc dynasty, sent troops to Laos and brought Lê Ninh back to the throne, reign name Nguyên Hòa (元和), set capital in the city of Tây Kinh, marked the period Southern and Northern Dynasties (Vietnam) from 1533 to 1592. In early 1548, Lê Ninh suffered fatal sick and died. His son Lê Huyên succeed the throne while Trịnh and Nguyễn clans steady took most of powers of the court.