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750th death anniversary festival of Tran Thu Do kicked off in Nam Dinh

August 05, 2014          1839 views

(Cinet)- 750th death anniversary of Tran Thu Do, a Vietnamese hero during the Tran dynasty took place at Luu Pho temple in the northern province of Nam Dinh on August 2.

Tran Thu Do (1194 – 1264) was a general and leader of the Tran clan during the reign of the Ly Hue Tong and Ly Chieu Hoang in the kingdom of Dai Viet, a historical Vietnamese polity centred in the area of modern Hanoi.Tran Thu Do was appointed as grand chancellor and regent to the Emperor. As the most powerful figure of the Tran royal court and the royal family, he was responsible for both civil and military matters in Dai Viet.

His successful governance was considered by historical books crucial to the stability of the early Tran period but also to the victory of Dai Viet over the first Mongol invasion. The dynasty is well-known for defeating three Mongol invasions and notably for the decisive Battle of Bach Dang River in 1288.

Recognized as a national relic site, Luu Pho temple is dedicated to the grand chancellor and his wife, Lady Tran Thi Dung, who was dubbed ‘Linh Tu quoc mau’ (Mother of the Nation), as well as some of his relatives.

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