Ho Chi Minh
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ho Chi Minh
Age 79
Sex Male
Status Activist, Military, and Political leader
Height Unknown
Culture Vietnam
Date(s) 19 May 1890 – 2 September 1969
Site Unknown
Current Location
Location Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi
Catalog #


Ho Chi Minh lead the Việt Minh independence movement. From 1914-1918 he worked in England and France. It was during this time when Ho committed to communism, and thirty years later he would chair a meeting in Vietnam and announce the beginning of the League for Vietnamese Independence. This organization wanted to be free from power of the French and Japanese. Ho Chi Ming was the president of North Vietnam from 1945-1969.dick


Ho Chi Minh is at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which was named after him. Ho Chi Minh specifically stated that he wished to be cremated, but despite this people are able to be view him at the Ba Dinh Square in Vietnam.


There is controversy surrounding Ho chi Minh's mummy, as those who have visited him believe that he is not naturally decaying as he should. On the 40th anniversary of his death, a team of Russian experts talked about the best ways to preserve his body.


Ho Chi Minh died of heart failure after suffering from health problems.

Additional InfoEdit

Ho Chi Ming is said to be the driving force of Vietnam. The previous capital city of South Vietnam, Saigon, was named Ho Chi Minh City on July 2nd, 1976. Ho Chi Minh's face is also on all of the Vietnamese bills.

External LinksEdit


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