Nguyen Trung Ngan 1289-1370

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Nguyen Trung Ngan was born in 1289 in Tho Hoang village, Thien Thi district, Hung Yen Province. He passed his doctoral degree at the age of 15. He assisted King Tran Minh Tong in the campaigns to passify the Da Giang area and unrest in Laos. He was a great poet and many of his poems were selected for later anthologies. He was also a renowned legal scholar, who together with Truong Han Sieu, compiled a book of Vietnamese criminal code. Eighty of his poems suvive today.

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