The Monarchs of Hawaii: Keeping Track of the Kamehameha Kings

30 05 2011

Kamehameha I

Kamehameha I lived from 1758-1819 and ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1795- 1819.
Kamehameha’s full Hawaiian name is Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kaui Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea.

Kamehameha II

Kamehameha II lived from 1797-1824 and ruled from 1819-1824
His birth name was Liholiho and full name was Kalaninui kua Liholiho i ke kapu ʻIolani. It was lengthened to Kalani Kaleiʻaimoku o Kaiwikapu o Laʻamea i Kauikawekiu Ahilapalapa Kealiʻi Kauinamoku o Kahekili Kalaninui i Mamao ʻIolani i Ka Liholiho when he took the throne.

Kamehameha III

Kamehameha III lived from 1814-1854 and ruled from 1825-1854

His full Hawaiian name was Keaweaweʻula Kiwalaʻo Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa and then lengthened to Keaweaweʻula Kiwalaʻo Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa Kalani Waiakua Kalanikau Iokikilo Kiwalaʻo i ke kapu Kamehameha when he ascended the throne.

Kamehameha IV

Kamehameha IV lived from 1834-1863 and ruled from 1854-1863
born Alexander ʻIolani Liholiho Keawenui

Kamehameha V

Kamehameha V lived from 1830-1872 and ruled from 1863-1872
born as Lot Kapuāiwa his full Hawaiian name prior to his succession was Lota Liholiho Kapuāiwa Kalanimakua Kalanikupuapaikalaninui Aliʻiolani Kalani-a-Kekūanaōʻa

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