14th December 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Gò Công, in Cochinchina (now Vietnam) – Marie-Thérèse Nguyễn Hữu Thị Lan, schoolgirl at the Couvent des Oiseaux, in Neuilly-sur-Seine in France, distant cousin of Bảo Đại, King of Annam (the central region of what is now Vietnam), whom she married in 1934 to become Empress Nam Phương, the “first and primary wife” of the last Emperor of Vietnam. Promoted from “Her Majesty” to “Her Imperial Majesty” in 1945, but then self-exiled to Cannes in France in 1947 following the communist takeover. [Wikipedia].


Also Born today: Maserati!



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