Cập nhật: 26/03/2024
About Vu Duy Thanh Vu Duy Thanh was born on October 9, 1807. He was extremely intelligent and was famous for being a prodigy from an early age. As a child, Vu Duy Thanh always searched for the best way to study. He hated bureaucrats who oppressed the people. Moreover, he always thought about the people's hard lives and wanted to contribute for the country and the people in the future.

In the 4th year of Tu Duc's reign (1851), he passed the Vice Ranking in the Hoi exam, at that time he was 44 years old. In the summer of that year (1851), Vu Duy Thanh continued to pass the highest position on the first Ranking Board.  He was considered a Trang, and was called Trang Bong.

After that, he was appointed as Thi Doc in the Han Academy, then transferred to Tap Hien Institute, became Quoc Tu Giam Tu Nghiep, then promoted to Te Tuu, managing the studies at Quoc Tu Giam (which is similar to the position of the Principal of University today).

At Quoc Tu Giam, he focuses on training talented people. Therefore, he presented a petition to King Tu Duc to reform education. In addition to education, he also submitted proposals to the court to deeply reform defense and economy. Those straightforward views gave Vu Duy Thanh prestige in the court. People not only respected him as a well-educated and knowledgeable person, but also admire him for his qualities as an honest and straightforward official.

Vu Duy Thanh was also known for building warships to fight the enemy. He passed away on May 9, 1859, at the age of 53.

Vu Duy Thanh - the last person to win the title of Bang Nhan of the feudal examination system is also considered the first submarine builder in Vietnamese history. His life and career have had a profound impact on the people of the region till present, and are a source of pride and a shining example for many generations to learn from.

Tomb of Vu Duy Thanh

The mausoleum where Vu Duy Thanh is buried is located at the end of Van Bong village, Khanh Hai commune, Yen Khanh district, according to the ancient land position called "Long Vi" (dragon's tail), close to Highway 10. Especially the tomb, In addition to being his burial place, there is also a valuable stele recording his history, life and career. It is an important artifact with high historical value and a place of worship for many people who admire his talent and virtue.

Vu Duy Thanh Tomb is a valuable historical and cultural relic of Vietnam in general, and of Yen Khanh district, Ninh Binh province in particular. In 1993, the mausoleum along with the Vu Duy Thanh worshiping house were recognized as national historical relics. To preserve the monument, Vu Duy Thanh's mausoleum has been repaired and embellished by authorities at all levels to promote the value of the monument, contributing to preserving a valuable heritage in national history and arouse national pride in the young generation, while serving the needs of tourism and improving the cultural and spiritual life of the people.

Vu Duy Thanh's mausoleum has been and will be an attraction for tourists who want to learn about Vu Duy Thanh's background and career - a talented and virtuous mandarin who always thought about the people and the country. /.