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Trieu Thi Trinh

Deceased Person

Trieu Thi Trinh Lady Trieu (225–248) was a female warrior in 3rd century Vietnam who managed, for a time, to successfully resist the Chinese state of Eastern Wu during its occupation of Vietnam. She is also called Triệu Thị Trinh, although her actual given name is unknown. She is quoted as saying, "I'd like to ride storms, kill sharks in the open sea, drive out the aggressors, reconquer the country, undo the ties of serfdom, and never bend my back to be the concubine of whatever man." There are two primary sources that mention Lady Trieu by name. One is the official Lê dynasty history, Đại Việt sử ký toàn thư, and other is the official Nguyen dynasty history, Khâm Định Việt Sử Thông Giám Cương Mục. Both sources give her name as Triệu Ẩu (趙嫗). This translates to Bà Triệu in modern Vietnamese, and to "Lady Trieu" in English. The given name "Thị Trinh" appears in Việt Nam sử lược (1921) by Tran Trong Kim. Many cities in Vietnam have a street named Bà Triệu in her honor. Đại Việt sử ký toàn thư (大越史記全書 Complete annals of Great Viet), written during the Lê Dynasty, said the following about Lady Trieu: The Mậu Thìn year, [248], (11th year of Hán Diên Hy (Han Yanxi (延熙)); 11th year of Xích Ô (Chiwu  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
0225
Place of birth
Triệu Sơn District

Death

Date of death
0248

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