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Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam

Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Reign 8 January 1926 – 25 August 1945
Predecessor Khải Định
Successor Ho Chi Minh
(as President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam)
Bảo Long
(as Heir-apparent)
Chief of State of Vietnam
Reign 13 June 1949 – 26 October 1955
Predecessor Position created
Nguyễn Văn Xuân
(as Head of Provisional government)
Successor Ngô Đình Diệm
(as President of the Republic of Vietnam)
Born (1913-10-22)22 October 1913
Doan-Trang-Vien Palace, Huế, French Indochina
Died 30 July 1997(1997-07-30) (aged 83)
Val-de-Grâce, Paris, France
Burial Passy Cemetery
Spouse Nam PhÆ°Æ¡ng (m. 1934–63)
Hoàng Phi Ánh
Bùi Mộng Điệp
Christiane Bloch-Carcenac
Monique Baudot (m. 1972–97)
Issue Bảo Long (1936-2007)
PhÆ°Æ¡ng Mai (b.1937)
Phương Liên (b.1938)
PhÆ°Æ¡ng Dung (b.1942)
Bảo Thắng (b.1943)
Phương Thảo (b.1946)
PhÆ°Æ¡ng Minh (1949-2012)
Bảo Ân (b.1953)
Bảo Hoàng (1954-1955)
Bảo Sơn (1957-1987)
Phương Từ
Patrick-Edward Bloch
Full name
Nguyễn Phúc Vĩnh Thụy
Era dates
Bảo Đại (1926–1945)

Henceforth, we shall be happy to be a free citizen in an independent country.
Bao Dai
In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death.
Bao Dai
I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.
Bao Dai
As for us, during twenty years' reign, we have known much bitterness.
I do not wish a foreign army to spill the blood of my people.
The time has come to put an end to the fratricidal war and to recover at last peace and accord.
Bao Dai
If your government had given me a thousandth of the sum it spent to depose me, I could have won that war.
Bao Dai