(born Nguyen That Thanh) 1890-1969; president of North Vietnam (1954-69)
See Ho Chi Minh in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Vietnamese leader and first president of North Vietnam (1954-1969). His army was victorious in the French Indochina War (1946-1954), and he later led North Vietnam's struggle to defeat the U.S.-supported government in South Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh died before the reunification of Vietnam (1976).