Ngo Dinh Diem

South Vietnamese politician; President of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963

Ngo Dinh Diem or Ngô Đình Diệm (/djɛm/[1] or /zm/;[2] 3 January 1901 – 2 November 1963) was the first President of South Vietnam.

Ngô Đình Diệm
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

Unlike most people in Vietnam, he was a Catholic. After he kept favoring people of his religion, 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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  1. British Pathé"New York Hails Vietnam's President Diem (1957)"
  2. HALL, M. Clement (28 October 2009). VIET NAM 1963 Memoirs of a Civil Surgeon. ISBN 9780557141838 – via Google Books.

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