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Ngô Đình Diệm
President of the Republic of Vietnam
In office
26 October 1955 – 2 November 1963
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Dương Văn Minh
Personal details
Born 3 January 1901(1901-01-03)
Huế, French Indochina
Died 2 November 1963(1963-11-02) (aged 62)
Saigon, South Vietnam
Political party Front of National Salvation
Spouse(s) None
Religion Roman Catholic

Ngo Dinh Diem or Ngô Ðình Diệm in Vietnamese was the first President of South Vietnam. He was born on 3 January 1901 in Hue, Vietnam

He was overthrown and killed on 2 November 1963 by the South Việtnamese army during the Buddhist crisis. The army then set up a military dictatorship.

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