About this Famous Person
Second king of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Source : Tim DOWLING
He was born circa 1797 in Hilo, on the island of Hawai?i, the eldest son of Kamehameha I and his highest-ranking consort Queen Keopuolani. He was groomed to be heir to the throne from age five. It was originally planned that he would be born at the Kukaniloko birth site on the island of O?ahu but the Queen's sickness prevented travel.
Given in care to his father's trusted servant Hanapi, who took the child to rear him in the lands of Kalaoa in Hilo Paliku, he was taken back, after five or six months, by his maternal grandmother Keku?iapoiwa Liliha because she felt he was not getting the right diet. Kamehameha I, then, put him in the care of Queen Ka?ahumanu (another wife of Kamehameha I), who was appointed as Liholiho's official guardian.
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