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

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. He was the president of North Vietnam from 1945-1969.

Mummification

Ho Chi Minh is at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum despite that he specifically stated that he wished to be cremated, in Ba Dinh Square in Vietnam.

Pathology

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

Additional

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.

References

6 Restless Corpses: Heads of State Edition. (2008, April 10). Retrieved from http://mentalfloss.com/article/18410/6-restless-corpses-heads-state-edition

Ba Dinh square. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.vietnamonline.com/attraction/ba-dinh-square.html

Brumble, S. (2012, December 17). Atlas Obscura's Guide to Communist Mummies. Retrieved from http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/atlas-obscura-s-guide-to-communist-mummies

Ho Chi Minh. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.nndb.com/people/632/000092356/

Ho Chi Minh Biography. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.notablebiographies.com/He-Ho/Ho-Chi-Minh.html

Lacouture, J. (n.d.). Ho Chi Minh | president of North Vietnam. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/biography/Ho-Chi-Minh

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