Lê Trang Tông

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.[1][2] His enthronement marked the re-establishment of the Later Lê dynasty following a six-year hiatus.

Lê Trang Tông
黎莊宗
Emperor of Đại Việt
Emperor of Revival Lê dynasty
Reign1533–1548
PredecessorLê Cung Hoàng (of Lê dynasty)
Mạc Thái Tổ (of Mạc dynasty)
SuccessorLê Trung Tông
Regent
Born1515
Đông Kinh, Đại Việt
Died9 March 1548 (aged 33–34)
Vạn Lại Palace, Xuân Châu commune, Thọ Xuân district, Thiệu Thiên prefecture, Thanh Hoa town, Đại Việt
Burial
Cảnh Tomb (景陵)
SpouseTrịnh Thị Ngọc Cửu
Names
Lê Ninh (黎寧)
Era name and dates
Nguyên Hòa (元和): 1533–1548
Posthumous name
Dụ hoàng đế (裕皇帝)
Temple name
Trang Tông (莊宗)
HouseRevival Lê dynasty
FatherLê Chiêu Tông (?)
MotherPhạm Thị Ngọc Quỳnh

BiographyEdit

 
Coins issued by Lê Ninh in 1533.

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trần Trọng Kim (2005). Việt Nam sử lược (in Vietnamese). Ho Chi Minh City: Ho Chi Minh City General Publishing House. p. 248.
  2. ^ 《歷朝憲章類誌》卷二十一·禮儀誌·太廟殿奉事各位。
Preceded by Emperor of Vietnam
1533–1548
Succeeded by