King Kamehameha IV’s Death

Today in history–November 30, 1863–King Kamehameha IV, also known as Alexander ʻIolani Liholiho, died. During his reign, Liholiho tried to prevent the United States from conquering the Kingdom of Hawaii and established the Queen’s Medical Center with his wife Queen Emma Rooke.

At age twenty-nine, Liholiho died of chronic asthma a year after the death of his son, Prince Albert. Emma was left as a widow and never remarried.

Read more about the Kingdom of Hawaii’s fourth monarch in “Death of His Majesty Kamehameha IV!”

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

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