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William Charles LUNALILO

American William Charles LUNALILO

King of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on January 31, 1835 in Pohukaina, Honolulu, Oahu
Died: on February 03, 1874 in Marine Residence, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu


William Charles Lunalilo was born in a two-story house made of coral brick, an area known as Pohukaina, now part the grounds of the ?Iolani Palace in Honolulu. His mother was High Chiefess Miriam Auhea Kekauluohi (later styled Ka?ahumanu III) and his father was High Chief Charles Kana?ina. He was grandnephew of Kamehameha I. He was second cousin to King Kamehameha V, King Kamehameha IV, and Princess Victoria Kamamalu through his mother, who was the cousin of Elizabeth Kina?u (later called Ka?ahumanu II). His name translates as Luna (high) lilo (lost) or "so high up as to be lost to sight" in the Hawaiian language. He was also named after King William IV of Great Britain, a great friend of Hawaiian royalty.

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