List of monarchs of Vietnam

Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại au pouvoir.jpg
Last to reign
Bảo Đại

8 January 1926 – 25 August 1945
First monarchKinh Dương Vương (as King)
Đinh Tiên Hoàng (as Emperor)
Last monarchBảo Đại (as Emperor)
Formation2879 BC
AbolitionAugust 25, 1945
ResidenceCổ Loa Citadel (257 BC–967)
Imperial Citadel of Hoa Lư (968–1009)
Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long (1010–1400; 1428–1789)
Citadel of the Hồ Dynasty (1400–1407)
Imperial City, Huế (1802–1945)
Pretender(s)Bảo Ân

This article lists the monarchs of Vietnam.


Some Vietnamese monarchs declared themselves kings (vương) or emperors (hoàng đế). Imperial titles were used for both domestic and foreign affairs, except for diplomatic missions to China where Vietnamese monarchs were regarded as kingship or prince. Many of the Later Lê monarchs were figurehead rulers, with the real powers resting on feudal lords and princes who were technically their servants. Most Vietnamese monarchs are known through their posthumous names or temple names, while the Nguyễn dynasty, the last reigning house is known through their era names.