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(c. 1786–1870)
  • Christopher Saunders


Moshoeshoe (c. 1786–1870), paramount chief (morena o moholo) of the southern Sotho and founder of the Basotho (Basuto) kingdom, was born, probably about 1786, in the village of Menkhoaneng in the north of modern Lesotho, the son of Mokhachane (d. 1855), a village headman, and of his first wife, ...

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