San Tet

1925–2015 (Age 90)
Cambodia

The Life of San

San Tet was born in 1925, in Cambodia. He died in 2015, in his hometown, at the age of 90.

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San Tet
1925–2015
Sambor Sam
1926–2015

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World Events (3)

1953

Age 28

Cambodia wins its independence from France. Under King Sihanouk, it becomes the Kingdom of Cambodia.
1965

Age 40

Relations are broken with the U.S. Head of State Sihanouk allows North Vietnamese guerrillas to set up bases in Cambodia in pursuance of their campaign against the U.S.-backed government in South Vietnam.
1975

Age 50

Cambodia is renamed Kampuchea.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a refiner, from Yiddish test ‘crucible’, ‘melting pot’.2 English: nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head, from Old French teste ‘head’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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