Nguyễn Phúc Khoát (26 September 1714 – 7 July 1765) was one of the Nguyễn lords who ruled over the southern portion of Vietnam from the 16th–18th centuries. Also known as Chúa Võ (主武) or Võ vương (武王) (roughly Martial Prince), he continued the southern expansion undertaken by his predecessor as lord, Nguyễn Phúc Trú. Provinces and districts originally belonging to Cambodia were taken by Vo Vuong. The Vietnamese-Cambodian border established by the end of his reign remains the border today.
|Nguyễn Phúc Khoát|
Lord of Cochinchina
|Predecessor||Nguyễn Phúc Trú|
|Successor||Nguyễn Phúc Thuần|
|Born||26 September 1714|
|Died||7 July 1765 (aged 50)|
|Spouse||Trương Thị Dung |
Trần Thị Xạ
Nguyễn Phúc Ngọc Cầu
|Issue||Nguyễn Phúc Chương|
Nguyễn Phúc Luân (father of Gia Long)
Nguyễn Phúc Hạo (father of Nguyễn Phúc Dương)
Nguyễn Phúc Thuần
|Father||Nguyễn Phúc Chú|
|Mother||Trương Thị Thư|
In 1747, Vo Vuong sent a number of Vietnamese warriors to aid rebel princes of Cambodia against the newly crowned Cambodian King Ang Tong. These forces seized Sóc Trăng and then moved towards Oudong, then royal capital of Cambodia. Ang Tong requested aid from Mạc Thiên Tứ, who secured a truce with the Nguyễn lord, in exchange for a few more provinces, namely Gò Công and Tân An. Ten years later, the Cambodian throne was seized by Outey II, with the help of Nguyễn and Mac. In return for their contributions, he granted them seven provinces, including Sóc Trăng, Trà Vinh, Kampot, and Kompong Som.
The de jure pretense of loyalty to the Le was performed by Vo vuong.
Trousers and tunics on the Chinese pattern in 1774 were ordered by the Vo Vuong Emperor to replace the traditional Vietnamese skirt of women. However, Han-Chinese clothing is assembled by several pieces of clothing including both pants and skirts called Qun (裙) or chang (裳) which is a part of Hanfu garments throughout the history of Han Chinese clothing.. The Chinese Ming dynasty, Tang dynasty, and Han dynasty clothing was referred by Nguyễn Phúc Khoát (Nguyen The Tong).
When Vo vuong died his demise was taken advantage of by the Tay Son.
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