Kamehameha I

Kamehameha I (Hawaiian pronunciation: [kəmehəˈmɛhə]; Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea; c.1758? – May 8 or 14, 1819), also known as Kamehameha the Great,[1] was the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The state of Hawaii gave a statue of him to the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C. as one of two statues it is entitled to install there.

Kamehameha I
King of the Hawaiian Islands
ReignJuly 1782 – May 8, 1819
SuccessorKamehameha II
Bornc. 1736
Kapakai, Kokoiki, Moʻokini Heiau, Kohala, Hawaiʻi Island
DiedMay 8 or 14, 1819 (aged 8283)
Kamakahonu, Kailua-Kona, Kona, Hawaiʻi island
Burial
unknown, probably in a hidden location on the island of Hawaiʻi
Spouses(Partial list)
Issue
Names
Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea
HouseKamehameha
FatherKeōua
MotherKekuʻiapoiwa II

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