Vietnam’s Successful Historic Generals Were Sisters.

The Trưng sisters were known as Hai Bà Trưng, or “Two Ladies [named] Trưng”. Around AD 14 – c. AD 43) they were military leaders of the Vietnamese people who ruled for three years after beginning an anti- Chinese imperialism rebellion in AD 40.  They are historic national heroines of Vietnam. Their names were Trưng Trắc and Trưng Nhị. Trưng Trắc was the first woman to be a Vietnamese monarch as well as the only queen regnant of Vietnam. The other was an empress.

The Trưng sisters were educated and lived under the strict purview of their father. Both were in line to inherit their father’s land and titles. The exact dates of their deaths are also unknown but both died around AD 43 after a battle against an army led by Chinese warrior leader Ma Yuan.

 

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