Le Duc Tho

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Lê Đức Thọ
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Head of the Central Organizing Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam
In office
1976–1980
Preceded by Lê Văn Lương
Succeeded by Nguyễn Đức Tâm
In office
1956–1973
Preceded by Lê Văn Lương
Succeeded by Lê Văn Lương
Personal details
Born Phan Đình Khải
(1911-10-14)14 October 1911
Nam Định Province, French Indochina
Died 13 October 1990(1990-10-13) (aged 78)
Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Nationality Vietnamese
Political party Communist Party of Vietnam

Lê Đức Thọ (About this sound listen; 14 October 1911 – 13 October 1990),[1] born Phan Đình Khải in Hà Nam Province, was a Vietnamese revolutionary, general, diplomat, and politician.[2] He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1973.[1] He declined it saying he would not accept it until “peace is truly established.”[3] Tho died on October 13, 1990 in Hanoi, Vietnam 1990.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Le Duc Tho Biography". Bio/A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  2. Bruce M. Lockhart, William J. Duiker Historical Dictionary of Vietnam 2006 entry p.202 Lê Đức Thọ
  3. "1973 Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho awarded Nobel Peace Prize". This Day in History. HIstory?A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 15 July 2015.