What was the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động (1426)?

Introduction

The Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động (1426) was the decisive battle in the 14-year Lam Sơn uprising which established Vietnam’s independence from Ming China in 1428.

The Battle

The battle took place over three days from 05-07 November 1426 in the Red River Valley between Tốt Động and Chúc Động, two villages of Chương Mỹ District, near Hanoi.

Lê Lợi’s forces routed the Ming army.

Lam Son army had reused the remnant hand cannons of the previous Trần Dynasty in Thanh Hoa effectively against the enemy, caused very high casualties to the Ming army.

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