Laotian politician

Prince Souphanouvong (13 July 1909 – 9 January 1995) was a Laotian politician. He was the first President of Laos from December 1975 to August 1991. He was nicknamed "The Red Prince". He was a founding leader of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.[1]

1st President of Laos
In office
2 December 1975 – 15 August 1991
Prime MinisterKaysone Phomvihane
Succeeded byPhoumi Vongvichit
President of the Supreme People's Assembly
In office
Succeeded byNouhak Phoumsavanh
Personal details
Born13 July 1909 (1909-07-13)
Luang Phrabang, Laos
Died9 January 1995 (1995-01-10) (aged 85)
Vientiane, Laos
Political partyLao People's Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s)Viengkham Souphanouvong

Souphanouvong died on 9 January 1995 at the age of 86.[2]


  1. Souphanouvong, Prince[permanent dead link]. The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. Columbia University Press
  2. Souphanouvong, "red prince'' of Laos, dies aged 86. (1995-01-12). Retrieved on 2013-11-17.