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Nguyen Van Thieu
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu.jpg
President of South Vietnam
In office
14 June 1965 – 21 April 1975
Preceded by Phan Khắc Sửu
Succeeded by Dương Văn Minh
Personal details
Born (1923-04-05)5 April 1923
Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm, Ninh Thuận Province, French Indochina
Died 29 September 2001(2001-09-29) (aged 78)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party National Social Democratic Front
Spouse(s) Nguyễn Thị Mai Anh

Nguyen Van Thieu or Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was the leader of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1975. He was a general in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. Thieu became head of a military junta, meaning the military controlled the government. He was then elected president.

Thieu quit being president on 21 April 1975. He then left the country. On 30 April 1975 the city of Saigon was taken by North Vietnam. This marked the end of the Vietnam War.


Thieu died in 2001. He was 78 years old. He died in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He had a stroke at his home in Foxborough. He had been put on a respirator. He was cremated and buried in Boston.

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