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Cetshwayo [Cetewayo] ka Mpande (c. 1826–1884)  

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Cetshwayo [Cetewayo] ka Mpande (c. 1826–1884), king of the Zulu  

Shula Marks

Cetshwayo [Cetewayo] ka Mpande (c. 1826–1884), king of the Zulu, the eldest son of King Mpande (d. 1872) and Ngqumbazi, daughter of the Zungu chief Mbondi, was born at his father's Mlambongwenya homestead near Eshowe.

As a young man Cetshwayo...

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Dingane ka Senzangakhona (c. 1798–1840), king of the Zulu  

John D. Omer-Cooper

Dingane ka Senzangakhona (c. 1798–1840), king of the Zulu, born in the south-eastern corner of emaKhosini, Babanango district, Natal, was the son of Senzangakhona (c.1757–1816), Zulu chief, and a junior wife, Mpikase. He spent his early manhood under his half-brother Shaka's...

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Dinizulu [Dinuzulu] ka Cetshwayo (1868–1913), Zulu king  

John D. Omer-Cooper

Dinizulu [Dinuzulu] ka Cetshwayo (1868–1913), Zulu king, was the eldest son of Cetshwayo ka Mpande (c. 1826–1884) and his senior wife, Novimbi Msweli, and thus the heir apparent to the Zulu kingship. Aged five, in 1873 he witnessed his father's coronation by ...

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Ja Ja of Opobo [formerly Jubo Jubagha] (c. 1821–1891), merchant and king of Opobo  

John D. Hargreaves

Ja Ja of Opobo [formerly Jubo Jubagha] (c. 1821–1891), merchant and king of Opobo, was born in Amaigbo, a village in what became the Orlu division of Nigeria. Cast out from his family (apparently because of an ill-omened physical defect) he was sold as a slave to the coastal state of ...

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Lobengula Khumalo (c. 1835–1893/4?), king of the Ndebele  

Ian Phimister

Lobengula Khumalo (c. 1835–1893/4?), king of the Ndebele, was born in Mkwahla, a tiny settlement lying between the Marico and Crocodile rivers in what later became the Transvaal. He was one of eight sons acknowledged by Mzilikazi, ruler of the Ndebele (Matabele...

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Mwanga, Basamula Danieri (c. 1866–1903), king of Buganda  

John A. Rowe

Mwanga, Basamula Danieri (c. 1866–1903), king of Buganda, born in the royal capital at Nakawa, Kyadondo, Buganda, was the son of King Mutesa I (c.1838–1884) and Bagalayaza Abisagi of the otter clan, one of his many wives. Shortly after Mutesa's death on 10 October 1884, ...

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Shaka (c. 1783–1828), king of the Zulu  

John D. Omer-Cooper

Shaka (c. 1783–1828), king of the Zulu, born possibly at Ngunga (near Melmoth), Natal, was the son of Senzangakhona (c.1757–1816), chief of the Zulu clan, and Nandi (c.1764–1827), daughter of Chief Mbhengi (or possibly of Bhebhe, his father) of the ...