Although ho chi minh had promised the people of vietnam a quick victory over the southern government and its foreign allies, the second indochina war, known as the vietnam war in the us and as the american war in vietnam, dragged on in 1968, he approved the tet offensive, meant to break the stalemate. Ho chi minh was born nguyen sinh cung on may 19, 1890, in nghe an province in central vietnam nghe an had been the center of resistance to the thousand-year chinese control of vietnam from 111 bce to 939 ce and the ming dynasty in the fifteenth century many of the leaders of the opposition to. Ho chi minh put to sea from french-occupied vietnam at the age of 21, in 1911, to work as a cook on a steamship he was well-educated and came from a relatively prosperous middle-class family. In russia, there is a hồ chí minh square and monument in moscow, hồ chí minh boulevard in saint petersburg and ho chi minh square in ulyanovsk (the birthplace of vladimir lenin, a sister city of vinh, birthplace of hồ chí minh. Ho chi minh facts - 25: between 1946 and 1954, ho chi minh led the viet minh to fight against the french for control of vietnam, known as the indochina war in 1949 communist china was established and following negotiations with ho chi minh allowed the viet minh to train in china, away from french attacks.
In 1975, the north of vietnam won the war and changed the name of saigon to ho chi minh city, in honour of the prime minister, a revolutionary leader of the communist party the name change was not voluntary on the part of those living in the south it was a statement of the north’s success. Primary sources ho chi minh ho chi minh was born in vietnam in 1890 his father, nguyen sinh huy was a teacher employed by the french he had a reputation for being extremely intelligent but his unwillingness to learn the french language resulted in the loss of his job. Ho chi minh (1890-1969) was a vietnamese nationalist, revolutionary and political leader he was the most prominent founding father of modern vietnam, leading north vietnam until his death in 1969 ho chi minh was born nguyen sinh cung in 1890.
Ho chi minh ho chi minh (1890-1969) was the most famous vietnamese revolutionary and statesman of his time he was one of the shrewdest, most callous, dedicated, and self-abnegating leaders, a man apart in the international communist movement. Secrets of war: vietnam ho chi minh’s revolution programme length 1 hour screening details monday 17 march at 930am est/ nz this program is an overview of the career of ho chi minh and his role in vietnam’s struggle for independence. Hồ chí minh, born nguyễn (a common vietnamese last name) sinh cung, (may 19, 1890 - september 2, 1969) was the leader (prime minister from 1945-1955, and president from 1945-1969) of the democratic republic of vietnam (later the socialist republic of vietnam. • ho chi minh (noun) the noun ho chi minh has 1 sense: 1 vietnamese communist statesman who fought the japanese in world war ii and the french until 1954 and south vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969. Ho chi minh (originally nguyen that thanh) was born on 19 may 1890 in hoang tru in central vietnam vietnam was then a french colony, known as french indo-china, but under the nominal rule of an.
Ho chi minh (1890-1969) was a revolutionary, military strategist and political thinker who became the leader and figurehead of vietnamese nationalism ho chi minh was born nguyen sinh cung in nghe an province, northern vietnam his father nguyen sinh huy was a teacher who worked for french colonists. In their version of history, they believe, ho chi minh was, in fact, a member of the chinese and russian branch of communist who wanted to sell vietnam for china giving the fact the 1979 war with china happened after his death 10 years, they mentioned that if ho chi minh were still alive, soon vietnam would become territory of china. In the mid-1940s, the viet minh, under ho chi minh, looked to the west for help in its independence movement and got it as us army major allison thomas sat down to dinner with ho chi minh and general vo nguyen giap on september 15, 1945, he had one vexing question on his mind ho had secured. Only in part, however, is ho chi minh: a life a biography of ho chi minh -- a/k/a, among others, nguyen sinh cong, nguyen tat thanh, and nguyen ai quoc the book also is a history of vietnam over hcm's lifetime (1890-1969. Ho chi minh (1890–1969) was a vietnamese communist and revolutionary leader who, throughout much of the 20th century, sought to free his nation from colonial influence he led vietnamese insurgents against japanese, french, and american occupying forces, as well as against rival factions of vietnamese.
For a few weeks in september, 1945, vietnam was—for the first and only time in its modern history—free of foreign domination, and united from north to south under ho chi minh the western powers were already at work to change this. Ho chi minh mausoleum, hanoi ho chi minh statue outside ho chi minh city hall, ho chi minh city with the outcome of the vietnam war still in question, ho chi minh died at 9:47 am on the morning of 2 september 1969 from heart failure at his home in hanoi , aged 79. Ho chi minh was the leader of the north vietnamese when war with america broke out ho chi minh was born in 1890 into a relatively well-off family in relative terms to other families in indo-china ho chi minh was born in 1890 into a relatively well-off family in relative terms to other families in indo-china.
In september 1945, ho chi minh proclaimed the democratic republic of vietnam and named giap as interior minister the government was short-lived as the french soon returned to take control. Ho chi minh (1890-1969): major events in the life of a revolutionary leader 1890 on may 19, ho chi minh was born the second son to a family of farmers living in kim lien, a small village in annam (central vietnam) he was born nguyen sinh.
Though ho chi minh died in 1969, well before the end of the vietnam war, he was a key element in the takeover of the country when saigon fell in 1975, it was renamed ho chi minh city in honor of the north’s fearless hero. Ho chi minh is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, considered an icon and father of the nation by many vietnamese pierre brocheux's biography of ho chi minh is a brilliant feat of historical engineering. Early history ho chi minh city began as a small fishing village likely known as on the other hand, was supported by the soviet union on 30 april 1975, saigon fell, ending the vietnam war post-vietnam war and today traffic between ho chi minh city and vietnam's southern provinces has steadily increased over the years the. Ho chi minh used the mystery of his early life to his advantage during the vietnam war, projecting his image as a man of the people he was often photographed in peasant clothes and sandals and among the north vietnamese people.