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Kaahumanu, Elizabeth (Kaahumanu)

Born: 1772? AD
Died: 1832 AD.

Nationality: Haitian
Categories: Queen


1768 - Born on March 17th in a cave on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The queen regent of the Kingdom of Hawaii and a wife of Kamehameha I.

1819 - Kamehameha died on May 5th and she share governance over the Kingdom of Hawaii with his 22-year-old son, Liholiho, who took the name of Kamehameha II.

1824-1825 - She accepted and was baptized as a Protestant Christian on May 5th.

1826 - Together with the king, they negotiated the first treaty between the United States and their kingdom.

1827 - She abolished the Roman Catholic Church and ordered the missionaries to leave.

1832 - She fell ill and died on June 5th.


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