Hawaiian Monarchy 4


William Charles Lunalilo

Life: January 31, 1835 - February 3, 1874

Royal Reign: January 8, 1873 - February 3, 1874

Grandson of Kamehameha I's brother Kaleimamahu

Lunalio was known as the "People Prince" and "Friendly Chief" he wanted to amend the Hawai'i constitution toward increased democracy and improve Hawai'i economy (whaling, sugar) but due to opposition and health his reign ended shortly after it began.

David Kalākaua

Life: November 16, 1836 - January 20, 1891

Royal Reign: February 12, 1874 - January 20, 1891

Kalākaua was well know for his interest in the revival of Hawai'ian monarchy, culture, and pride. He toured his own islands own Hawai'i to speak to the lowest native Hawai'ian population prior to European contact. He continued to pursue policies to benefit Hawai'i's economy, foreign interests and growing immigrant population of Hawai'i. He had Iolani Palace built and continued to revive the Hawai'ian hula. The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival is named after him. Kalākaua also wrote Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī, the current state song of Hawaii and one if its historical national anthems.

Kalākaua sent his ship the Kaimiloa to Samoa to seek political alliance with another Polynesian nation. On June 15 1887 the Kaimiloa arrived in Apia Harbor. With the German presence at Apia Harbor, the Kaimiloa trip was nothing more than a visit. Before returning to Hawai'i a few Hawai'ians left the Kaimiloa to reside on the Samoan Island Aunu'u and marrying Samoans.

Lydia Kamaka'eha Liliuokalani

Life: September 2, 1838 - November 11, 1917

Royal Reign: January 20, 1891 - 1893

Sister of David Kalakaua
Lydia Liliu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka'eha, Lydia Liliuokalani Paki, and also known as Lydia Kamaka'eha Paki, with the chosen royal name of Lili'uokalani, and later named Lydia K. Dominis

Writer of the song Aloha Aloha 'Oe which was orginally a love song, it is most remembered with her reign during the time of annexation of Hawai'i. On August 12 1898 the United States annexed Hawai'i and Queen Liliuokalani was the last Monarch of Hawai'i.