Nguyễn Phúc Trăn

Nguyễn Phúc Thái (Hán tự: , 1650–1691) was the ruler of Cochinchina from 1687 to 1691. During his short rule, a small rebellion by Ming Chinese was put down.

Nguyễn Phúc Thái
Nguyễn lords
Lord of Cochinchina
Nguyễn lords
PredecessorNguyễn Phúc Tần
SuccessorNguyễn Phúc Chu
BornJanuary 22, 1650
Phú Xuân, Cochinchina
DiedFebruary 7, 1691(1691-02-07) (aged 41)
Phú Xuân, Cochinchina
SpouseTống Thị Lĩnh
IssueNguyễn Phúc Chu
4 other sons and 4 daughters
Nguyễn Phước Thái ()
Regnal name
Chúa Nghĩa ( "Lord Nghĩa")
Posthumous name
Thiệu-hư Toản-nghiệp Khoan-hồng Bác-hậu Ôn-huệ Từ-tường Hiếu-nghĩa Emperor
Temple name
Anh Tông ()
HouseNguyễn Phúc
FatherNguyễn Phúc Tần
MotherTống Thị Đôi
ReligionThree teachings


Nguyễn Phúc Thái was also known as Nguyễn Phước Trăn, courtesy name Ngạn (). He was the second son of lord Nguyễn Phúc Tần. Nguyễn Phúc Thái took the title Hoằng Quốc-công ( ; National Duke of Hoằng, different from Quận-công as Local Duke). With the end of the Trịnh–Nguyễn War, not much of note happened during Nguyễn Phúc Thái's rule. It is reported that he needed to put down an uprising by Chinese immigrants who had settled in Saigon.

In 1689, he ordered an invasion of Cambodia. However, the Vietnamese general withdrew after meeting with the Cambodian king Chei Chettha III's envoy, a beautiful woman. In 1690 Nguyễn Phúc Thái sent a more famous general, Nguyễn Hữu Hào, who also retreated after meeting the same woman, waiting for presents that never came.[1]

On February 7, 1691, Nguyễn Phúc Thái died and was succeeded by his eldest son, Nguyễn Phúc Chu.

Map of Cochinchina showing the expansion of territory over 800 years.


  • Encyclopedia of Asian History, Volume 3 (Nguyen Lords) 1988. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
Vietnamese royalty
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