The first Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam, the last of the Vietnamese dynasties, who reigned from 1802 until his death.
He was 15 years old when he and his family were forced into hiding as a result of the Tay Son revolt.
A proponent of the working class, once he took control, he abolished all large landholding by princes, nobles and high officials.
He had three wives, the last of which was Lê Thị Ngọc Bình.
He and Roman leader, Flavius Theodosius, were both Emperors of their respective countries.