The dynasty of Tran


May 19, 2022

The Tran Dynasty (Nom: 茹陳, Chinese: 陳朝, Sino-Vietnamese: Tran dynasty) was a monarchy in Vietnamese history. This is a dynasty that is famous for its glorious feats in Vietnamese history. This dynasty began when Tran Canh ascended the throne in 1226 after being enthroned by his wife Ly Chieu Hoang. In the first years, when Tran Canh was still young, the entire power of the Tran dynasty was controlled by a family member playing the role of Tran Canh's uncle, Tran Thu Do. It was Tran Thu Do who quietly forced Ly Chieu Hoang to cede the throne to his grandson. me. During the period of holding power, the Tran dynasty still kept its capital in Thang Long - the capital of the old dynasty, continuing to expand and develop the prosperity dating from the Ly dynasty. In terms of political policy, the Tran emperors also built a more complete government apparatus than the Ly dynasty, they created a special system in which the Emperors would soon cede the throne to the Crown Prince and retire. as Crown Prince, but still with the new Emperor to run the affairs. This is considered to be positive, as the Emperor soon had an owner, avoiding the competition for the throne like the previous Ly dynasty; and the Emperor himself will be exposed and familiar with ruling until adulthood. The economic, social, educational and artistic aspects were also more complete and showed that Confucianism and Taoism had a clear influence on the dynasty, creating the situation of the Three Teachings of the same time, the balance of influence of Buddhism - Confucianism - Taoism. Emperor Tran Nhan Tong is considered a famous cultural celebrity, the patron of Buddhism and Taoism, founded the famous Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen sect and passed it on to this generation. Besides, the famous gods Doan Nhu Hai, Mac Dinh Chi, Nguyen Hien, Nguyen Trung Ngan, Truong Han Sieu, Chu Van An, Tran Quang Trieu,... are famous names in knowledge, poetry, literature, etc. greatly contributed to the cultural flourishing of the Tran Dynasty. Under the Tran dynasty, special attention was paid to the development of military forces capable of quelling civil riots and confronting the armies of surrounding countries. The military force of the Tran dynasty was the most skilled in the war, and then the cavalry, infantry, and statue soldiers... The policy of dividing the hamlet among the clansmen, each force in the clan had an elite army. great foundation for the Tran army to defeat the invasion of the Yuan army, the Mongol Empire three times in 1258, 1285 and 1287. Many royal dignitaries such as Chieu Minh Dai Vuong Tran Quang Khai, Chieu Chieu Van Dai Vuong Tran Nhat Duat, Hung Dao Dai Vuong Tran Quoc Tuan and Nhan Hue King Tran Khanh Du were all talented generals who played an important role in the victory in 1285 and 1287.



The ancestors of the Tran dynasty, who worked as a fisherman, were originally from the Man land in Fujian province, who migrated to Dai Viet, first in Yen Sinh commune, Dong Trieu district (Quang Ninh), then moved to Tuc Mac, Nam Dinh. The descendants of the Tran Dynasty are descendants of the Tran lineage and the Ly lineage except in the case of Tran Ly, Tran Thua, and Tran Thua's son, Tran Canh, the first king.