List of Hawaiian consorts

A royal consort is a spouse of a monarch. The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was founded by Kamehameha I (known as Kamehameha the Great) in 1795 after conquering the major islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. His dynasty lasted until Liliʻuokalani was deposed by a pro-United States revolution in 1893. Kamehameha I had numerous wives, perhaps over 21, but Kaʻahumanu was his most favorite wife.

List of Hawaiian royal consorts

Notable wives of Kamehameha I not mentioned on this list are Queen Keōpūolani, his highest ranking wife; Queen Kalakua Kaheiheimālie, sister of Kaʻahumanu, and many others. His son Kamehameha II had five wives: Queen Kamāmalu, Queen Kekāuluohi, Queen Pauahi, Queen Kīnaʻu, and Queen Kekauʻōnohi. Kamehameha III was the first King of Hawaii to not practice polygamy. Queen Emma Naʻea was the first and only hapa haole (part native Hawaiian) queen consort. John Owen Dominis, a full blood American, was Hawaii's only prince consort by the virtue of his marriage to Liliʻuokalani. Every consort except Dominis outlived their spouse and many were close relatives (from siblings to distant cousins), except Kalama and Dominis.

Kamehameha Dynasty

Portrait Name Birth Death Consort to
Queen Elizabeth Kaʻahumanu1768June 5, 1832Kamehameha I
Queen Kamāmaluc. 1802July 8, 1824Kamehameha II
Queen Kalama Hakaleleponi Kapakuhailic. 1817September 30, 1870Kamehameha III
Queen Emma Naʻea RookeJanuary 2, 1836April 25, 1885Kamehameha IV

Kalākaua Dynasty

Portrait Name Birth Death Consort to
Queen KapiʻolaniDecember 31, 1834June 24, 1899Kalākaua
Prince Consort John Owen DominisMarch 10, 1832August 27, 1891Liliʻuokalani

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