Ngo Dinh Diem

President of the Republic of Vietnam

Ngo Dinh Diem or Ngô Ðình Diệm in Vietnamese was the first President of South Vietnam. He was born on 3 January 1901 in Hue, Vietnam

Ngô Đình Diệm
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President of the Republic of Vietnam
In office
26 October 1955 – 2 November 1963
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byDương Văn Minh
Personal details
Born(1901-01-03)3 January 1901
Huế, French Indochina
Died2 November 1963(1963-11-02) (aged 62)
Saigon, South Vietnam
Political partyFront of National Salvation
Spouse(s)None

He was overthrown and killed on 2 November 1963 by the South Việtnamese army during the Buddhist crisis. The army then set up a military dictatorship.

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