Lê Chiêu Tông

Not to be confused with Lê Chiêu Thống.

Lê Chiêu Tông (, 1506–1526; also called Lê Y, or ) was an emperor of the Lê Dynasty of Vietnam who ruled from 1516 to 1526. He was the son of Lê Sùng and nephew of the preceding king Lê Tuong Duc. As Lê Tuong Duc was assassinated in 1516, the young Lê Chieu Tông was put on the throne. His short reign was heavily colored by continuing factionalism and jockeying for power between the Mạc and Nguyen families, and his own.

In 1524, Le had been forced by a rebellion to flee the capital; this rebellion was quashed by General Mạc Đăng Dung, who took the opportunity to seize power for himself. Lê Chieu Tông was killed by Mạc supporters shortly afterwards, and succeeded by his brother, Lê Cung Hoàng.[1]

Preceded by
Lê Tương Dực
King of Vietnam
Succeeded by
Lê Cung Hoàng


  1. Trần Trọng Kim (2005). Việt Nam sử lược (in Vietnamese). Ho Chi Minh City: Ho Chi Minh City General Publishing House. p. 248.

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