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 Trieu Au

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Trieu Au

Birth
Vietnam
Death 248 (aged 22–23)
Vietnam
Burial Buried or Lost at Sea, Specifically: She jumped into a river to avoid being captured by Chinese soldiers, what happened to her body after she drowned is lost to history
Memorial ID 194589037 View Source
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aka Trieu Thi Thinh or Lady Trieu (although her given name is unknown).
Vietnamese Warrior who fended off the Chinese while Vietnam was under Chinese occupation. Sometimes referred to as the Vietnamese Joan of Arc; after being orphaned at a young age she moved in with her brother and sister-in-law but they treated her like a slave, and so after killing her sister-in-law she escaped into the night and raised an army of over 1,000 men. By the time she was twenty-one she had won over thirty battles against the Chinese. For several months she ran an administration in the freed territory, but then the Chinese overtook her forces and she committed suicide by jumping into a river to avoid becoming their prisoner. It is said she rode into battle wearing golden armor with a sword in each hand atop an elephant, and it is also said than when her brother tried to dissuade her military aspirations she replied to him (or something to the gist of this in any case), “I will not resign myself to the lot of women, who bow their heads and become concubines. I wish to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I have no desire to take abuse."
(Information sourced from the following link: http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/trieu-au.html )

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  • Created by: Zoë The Exasperated Historian
  • Added: 8 Nov 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 194589037
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194589037/trieu-au : accessed ), memorial page for Trieu Au (225–248), Find a Grave Memorial ID 194589037, ; Maintained by Zoë The Exasperated Historian (contributor 49436064) Buried or Lost at Sea, who reports a She jumped into a river to avoid being captured by Chinese soldiers, what happened to her body after she drowned is lost to history.