King Kamehameha IV’s Death and King Kamehameha V’s Accession

King Kamehameha IV

Today in history — November 30, 1863 — King Kamehameha IV, known as Alexander ʻIolani Liholiho, died at age 29, leaving his wife Queen Emma. A year before, their only child Prince Albert died at age 5.

As a result of Kamehameha IV’s death, Kamehameha V, Lot, ascended to the throne at age 33. Kamehameha IV’s older brother previously served under his brother as Minister of Interior and Minister of Finance.

Read more about it in “Death of His Majesty Kamehameha IV” and “Accession of His Majesty Kamehameha V.”

“Death of His Majesty Kamehameha IV” and “Accession of His Majesty Kamehameha V”
Pacific commercial advertiser, December 3, 1863, Page 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015418/1863-12-03/ed-1/seq-2/

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One Comment on “King Kamehameha IV’s Death and King Kamehameha V’s Accession”

  1. […] a uniform and a sword, King Alexander Liholiho—King Kamehameha IV–marched with his father–the Royal Governor of […]


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