Kamehameha I, also known as Kamehameha the Great, was the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii. A statue of him was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C. by the state of Hawaii as one of two statues it is entitled to give.
|Born:||c. 1736, Kapakai, Kokoiki, Moʻokini Heiau, Kohala, Hawai ʻ i Island|
|Died:||May 8 or 14, 1819 (aged 82–83), Kamakahonu, Kailua-Kona, Kona, Hawai ʻ i island|
|Burial:||unknown, probably in a hidden location on the island of Hawaiʻi|
|Spouse:||(Partial list), Kaʻahumanu, Keōpūolani, Kalolaa-Kumukoa, Peleuli, Kalākua Kaheiheimālie, Nāmāhāna Pi ʻ ia, Kahakuha ʻ akoi Wahinepio, Kekāuluohi, Kekikipa ʻ a, Manono II, Kānekapōlei|
|Issue:||Liholiho (Kamehameha II), Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha III), Nāhi ʻ ena ʻ ena, Kamāmalu, Kīna ʻ u (Ka ʻ ahumanu II), Kahō ʻ anokū Kīna ʻ u, Kānekapōlei II|
About Kamehameha I
Remembered for conquering and unifying the Hawaiian islands and establishing the Kingdom of Hawaii in the early Nineteenth Century, this historical figure authored a human rights law known as the Kānāwai Māmalahoe and earned the title of Kamehameha the Great.
After the death of his noble uncle Kalaniʻōpuʻu, he became a high-ranking cleric and was granted a large parcel of land in the Waipiʻo valley.
His full name was Kalani PaiÊ>>ea Wohi o Kaleikini KealiÊ>>ikui Kamehameha o Ê>>Iolani i Kaiwikapu kauÊ>>i Ka Liholiho KÅ
He was born to nobles Keōua (father) and Kekuʻiapoiwa II (mother). He had eleven wives and seven children; his oldest son, Liholiho (Kamehameha II), was Hawaii's second king.
He and Victoria Kaiulani were both members of Hawaiian royalty.
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