Kauikeaouli (UNKNOWN) Kamehameha III
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Kauikeaouli (UNKNOWN) Kamehameha III (abt. 1814 - 1854)

King Kauikeaouli Kamehameha III formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Keahou Bay, Hawaii, Kingdom of Hawaiimap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 14 Feb 1837 [location unknown]
Died in Honolulu, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaiimap
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Biography

Monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1825 to 1854

"Kamehameha III (born Kauikeaouli) (March 17, 1814 – December 15, 1854) was the third king of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1825 to 1854. Under his reign, Hawaii evolved from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy with the signing of both the 1840 Constitution, which was the first Hawaiian Language Constitution, and the 1852 Constitution. He was the longest reigning monarch in the history of the Kingdom, ruling for 29 years and 192 days, although in the early part of his reign he was under a regency by Queen Kaʻahumanu and later by Kaʻahumanu II. His goal was the careful balancing of modernization by adopting Western ways, while keeping his nation intact." [1]

17 Mar 1814: born in Keahou Bay (now Kona District), Hawaii, Kingdom of Hawaii.

6 Jun 1825: assumed Kingship from his deceased older brother, Kamehameha II (under regency until 1832).

14 Feb 1837: married Kalama Hakaleleponi Kapakuhaili.

c. 1840: moved the capital from Lahaina, Maui to Honolulu, Oahu.

1840: signed the 1840 Constitution, establishing a constitutional monarchy with elected legislature.

15 Dec 1854: died in Honolulu. buried at Royal Mausoleum. Honolulu. [2]

"The age of Kamehameha III was that of progress and of liberty—of schools and of civilization. He gave us a Constitution and fixed laws; he secured the people in the title to their lands, and removed the last chain of oppression. He gave them a voice in his councils and in the making of the laws by which they are governed. He was a great national benefactor, and has left the impress of his mild and amiable disposition on the age for which he was born." [3]

1865: Kamehameha III was reburied in the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii known as Mauna ʻAla.

Name

Kauikeaouli is a mononym. Hawaiians of this time did not use surnames. Kamehameha is used as last name in the sense of House of Kamehameha. He took the title "King Kamehameha III" upon ascension to regency. His full Hawaiian name was Keaweaweʻula Kīwalaʻō Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa and then lengthened to Keaweaweʻula Kīwalaʻō Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa Kalani Waiakua Kalanikau Iokikilo Kīwalaʻō i ke kapu Kamehameha when he ascended the throne.

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors. (2018, April 10). Kamehameha III. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:26, May 15, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kamehameha_III&oldid=835741835.
  2. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10957/kauikeaouli-kamehameha : accessed 14 May 2018), memorial page for King Kauikeaouli Kamehameha (1814–15 Dec 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10957, citing Royal Mausoleum, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  3. speech by Kamehameha IV on 11 Jan 1855 printed in The Polynesian (Honolulu, Oahu), 13 Jan 1855. reprinted, Ralph Simpson Kuykendall (1965) [1938]. Hawaiian Kingdom 1778–1854, foundation and transformation. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-87022-431-X. (via Wikipedia)


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