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Joseph MARCHAND

French Joseph MARCHAND

French missionary in Vietnam and a member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society

Source :  Nicolas JEANNERET

Born: on August 17, 1803 in Passavant, Doubs, France
Died: on November 30, 1835 in Tho-duc, Viet Nam


Biography

In 1833, he joined the Lê V?n Khôi revolt led by Lê V?n Khôi, son of the late governor of southern Vietnam Lê V?n Duy?t. He vowed to overthrow Emperor Minh M?ng and replace him with My Duong, the son of Minh M?ng's late elder brother Nguy?n Phúc C?nh, who were both Catholics. Marchand and Khoi appealed to other Catholics to join in overthrowing Minh M?ng and installing a Catholic emperor. They quickly seized the Citadel of Saigon in an uprising lasting two years.

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- Category Missionnary