Nguyen Kim Hua

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Nguyen Kim Hua (archival image)
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
(formerly Galactic Empire)
Status: Deceased

Nguyen Kim Hua (Japanese: グエン・キム・ホア) was the best friend and successor of Arle Heinessen, and the founder of the Free Planets Alliance.



Nguyen Kim Hoa succeeded Arle Heinessen's role as leader of the Exodus Fleet after Heinessen died during the passage through the Iserlohn Corridor.

By the time Nguyen Kim Hoa had grown so old that he could no longer see, some time circa 527 UC (218 IC / 3327 CE), the Exodus Fleet discovered a habitable planet in orbit of a stable, fixed star. The planet was named Heinessen in honor of Arle Heinessen. Once on the surface of the planet, Nguyen Kim Hua announced the foundation of the Free Planets Alliance and the resurrection of the Universal Calendar, then at its 527th year.

Nguyen Kim Hoa died, presumably of old age, in 538 UC (229 IC / 3338 CE), eleven years after the foundation of the Alliance. He had refused all public office on account of old age and poor health, and was only honorary president of the Heinessen Memorial Association. (Legend of Galactic Heroes Volume 5: Wind and Clouds)



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Nguyen is a common surname in Vietnamese, equal to Smith, yet has also spawned the Nguyen-Dynasty of Rulers, that reigned from the middle of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century.

Licensed sources

The 2nd class of battleships built after the founding of the Free Planets Alliance was named the Nguyen Kim Hua class. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 109-110)

Note: This character's name uses Vietnamese conventions (surname before given name).
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