Ho Chi Minh is the great leader of Vietnam. Mentioning him is referring to the love and pride of the Vietnamese people.

He was born on May 19, 1890, and died on September 2, 1969. A rather special fact in his 79 years of life is that he used more than 170 names and pseudonyms.

Here are the 5 most special names in his life.

Nguyen Sinh Cung

First, at the beginning of it all, his birth name was Nguyen Sinh Cung. He was born into a Confucian family in Hoang Tru village, Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province, where there is a tradition of fighting the resolute struggle against the domination of feudalism. 

Nguyen Tat Thanh

In September 1901, on the occasion of moving to live in Kim Lien village, Mr. Nguyen Sinh Sac, father of Nguyen Sinh Cunghad a ceremony to “welcome the village” for his two sons with the new names Nguyen Tat Dat (Sinh Khiem) and Nguyen. Tat Thanh (Sinh Cung). This name is also associated with many major events later in his life of national liberation. 

Van Ba

In June 1911, after applying for a job as a cook on a ship to France from Nha Rong Wharf, he took the name Van Ba. This is not a name that is often mentioned, but with his Revolutionary life, this is a very important name that means the beginning of a long journey of 30 years abroad.

Nguyen Ai Quoc

In 1919, he joined the French Socialist Party and participated in the French workers' movement, and in June of the same year, Nguyen Tat Thanh, now Nguyen Ai Quoc, represented the Association of Vietnamese patriots in France, sent to the Versailles Conference (France) The request of the people of An Nam, asking the French Government to recognize the freedoms and equal rights of the Vietnamese people. Although the request was not accepted, the name Nguyen Ai Quoc has created a great resonance in international politics.

In mid-June 1920, while participating in activities in the French Socialist Party, Nguyen Ai Quoc read "The first draft of theses on national and colonial issues" by V.I Lenin. He found the light and the way to liberate the colonized peoples and was determined to follow this revolutionary path.

On December 30th, 1920, at the Tua Congress, Nguyen Ai Quoc decided to vote in favor of joining the Communist International led by Lenin. Nguyen Ai Quoc became the first Vietnamese communist and a founding member of the French Communist Party.

In 1924, he attended the 5th Congress of the Communist International and was appointed an officer of the Eastern Department of the Communist International. At the same time, he was a member of the Presidium of the International Peasants, tasked with monitoring and directing revolutionary movements in several Asian countries.

On February 3rd1930, Nguyen Ai Quoc chaired the Party Founding Conference in Cuu Long (Huong Cang). The Conference approved the brief Politburo, Brief Strategy, and the Party Charter drafted by himself. The Communist Party of Vietnam (later changed to the Communist Party of Indochina, then the Labor Party of Vietnam, and now the Communist Party of Vietnam) was established.

Under the wise leadership of the Party, the Vietnamese people won the General Uprising in August. 

Ho Chi Minh 

To distract when operating in China, it was not until 1942 that Nguyen Ai Quoc took the new name Ho Chi Minh.

And the name Ho Chi Minh is also a part of the glorious history of the nation, because by this name, on September 2nd1945, at Ba Dinh Square, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence declaring establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; organize free general elections throughout the country, elect the National Assembly and adopt the first democratic Constitution of Vietnam. The first National Assembly elected Ho Chi Minh as the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (1946). The rest is history.

September 2nd1969 is the day when every Vietnamese people shared infinite mourning, the day when the great heart of the nation's old father beat its last beats. But his name will forever echo in every Vietnamese people./.