Trưng Nhị

A Vietnamese heroine, sister of Trưng Trắc. The famous Trưng Sisters lived in first century Vietnam and led a successful revolt against their brutal Chinese overlords in about 39-40 CE. When they suffered defeat, they committed suicide by drowning themselves in the Hát River in 43 CE. Although they were short-lived, the deified sisters are among the most important and revered heroes in the history of Vietnam. Temples were erected in their honor and their deaths mark the Vietnamese Women's Day. They also inspired women to take up arms against the French colonizers and the United States army.



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