Nguyễn Phúc Thuần

For the command of Nguyễn army during the Trịnh–Nguyễn War, see Tôn Thất Hiệp.

Định Vương Nguyễn Phúc Thuần (1754–1777) was one of the Nguyễn lords who ruled over the southern portion of Vietnam from the 16th–18th centuries. The collapse of the house of Nguyễn lords intensified during Thuần's reign, many uprisings broke out throughout central part of Vietnam, including the Tây Sơn revolt; and the offensive of Trịnh lords from northern Vietnam. He tried to re-establish the Nguyễn lords' authority but unsuceeded. At last, he was captured and executed along with his followers and almost all family members by Tây Sơn rebel general Nguyễn Huệ in 1777.

Nguyễn Phúc Thuần
Nguyễn lords
Ruler of Cochinchina
Nguyễn Lords
PredecessorNguyễn Phúc Khoát
SuccessorNguyễn Phúc Dương
Born31 December, 1754
Died18 October, 1777 (age 22)
Gia Định
SpouseNguyễn Phúc Ngọc Thục
Full name
Nguyễn Phúc Thuần (阮福淳)
Regnal name
Định Vương (定王)
Posthumous name
Hiếu Định Hoàng Đế (孝定皇帝)
Temple name
Duệ Tông (睿宗)
HouseNguyễn Lords
FatherNguyễn Phúc Khoát
MotherNguyễn Phúc Ngọc Cầu


  • Chapuis, Oscar (1995). "A History of Vietnam". Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-29622-7. pp138–141.
Vietnamese royalty
Preceded by
Nguyễn Phúc Khoát
Nguyễn lords
Lord of Cochinchina

concurrently with Nguyễn Phúc Dương:
Succeeded by
Nguyễn Phúc Ánh