Kiến Phúc

Kiến Phúc
Emperor of Đại Nam
Emperor of Đại Nam
Reign 02/12/1883–31/07/1884
Predecessor Hiệp Hòa
Successor Hàm Nghi
Regent Tôn Thất Thuyết & Nguyễn Văn Tường
Emperor of Nguyễn Dynasty
Reign 02/12/1883–31/07/1884
Predecessor Hiệp Hòa
Successor Hàm Nghi
Born 12/02/1869
Imperial City, Huế, Đại Nam
Died 31/07/1884 (aged 15)
Imperial City, Huế, Đại Nam
Burial
Bồi Lăng (陪陵)
Spouse None
Issue None
Full name
Nguyễn Phúc Ưng Đăng (阮福膺登)
Nguyễn Phước Hạo (阮福昊)
Era name and dates
Kiến Phúc (建福): 1883–1884
Posthumous name
Thiệu Đức Chí Hiếu Uyên Duệ Nghị Hoàng đế (绍德止孝渊睿毅皇帝).
Temple name
Giản Tông (簡宗)
House Nguyễn
Father Nguyễn Phúc Hồng Cai (son of Thiệu Trị)
Mother Concubine Bùi Thị Thanh
Religion Ruism, Buddhism
Kiến Phúc
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese Kiến Phúc
Hán-Nôm

Kiến Phúc (Hanoi: [kiən˧˦ fʊwk͡p̚˧˦], 12 February 1869 – 31 July 1884) was a child emperor of Vietnam, who reigned for less than 8 months, 1883-1884, as the 7th emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty.

Biography

Born in 1869, also known as Nguyễn Phúc Ưng Đăng, he was the nephew-turned-adopted son of Emperor Tự Đức. He reigned for 7 months and 29 days (2 December 1883 – 31 July 1884).

Birth name
Vietnamese alphabet Nguyễn Phúc Ưng Đăng
Hán-Nôm

Along with his cousin Dục Đức and brother Đồng Khánh, he had been taken in by Tự Đức who was unable to have children of his own. After the regicide of Emperor Hiệp Hoà, the court regents Tôn Thất Thuyết and Nguyễn Văn Tường acted quickly to install the fifteen-year-old prince as the new Emperor. Kiến Phúc was quickly enthroned on 1 December 1883 at five o'clock in the morning.

Emperor Kiến Phúc was often hampered by poor health and died in Kiến Thành Palace on July 31, 1884 - less than 8 months after ascending the throne. [1] His sudden death sparked rumors that the Emperor was poisoned by his adoptive mother, Tự Đức's Noble Consort Học phi and regent Nguyễn Văn Tường for he knew of their secret affair.[2]

References

  1. ^ (in Vietnamese) Quốc sử quán triều Nguyễn (1976). Đại Nam Thực lục Chánh biên đệ Ngũ kỷ. Hà Nội: Publishing House of Social Sciences.
  2. ^ Adolphe Delvaux (1941). Bulletin des Amis du Vieux Huế (in French). Huế.

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