Kamehameha-Dynastie – Kamehameha III.

Kings name: Kamehameha III.
Name: Kauikeaouli
Full name: Keaweaweʻula Kīwalaʻō Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa Kalani Waiakua Kalanikau Iokikilo Kīwalaʻō i ke kapu Kamehameha
Birth: March 17, 1814
Place: Keauhou Bay at North Kona, Hawaiʻi island
Died: December 15, 1854
Place: Hoihoikeʻea, Honolulu, Oʻahu
Cause of death:
Age: 40 Years
Burial: January 10, 1855
Mauna ʻAla Royal Mausoleum
Wife: Queen Kalama
Father: Kamehameha I
Mother: Keōpūolani
Siblings 1: Prince Keaweaweʻulaokalani I – died
Siblings 2: Prince Keaweaweʻulaokalani II -died
Siblings 3:
Siblings 4:
Siblings 5:
Term of office: June 6, 1825 – December 15, 1854
Issue: Keaweaweʻulaokalani I
Keaweaweʻulaokalani II
Kīwalaʻō (illegitimate)
Albert Kūnuiākea (illegitimate)
Kamehameha IV (hānai)
Kaʻiminaʻauao (hānai)
Religion: Christian

Short Timeline

  • 1835
When Kauikeaouli came to the throne in 1835, the native population numbered about 150,000, which was already less than one third of the Hawaiian population at the time of Captain Cook’s arrival to Hawaii in 1778.
  • 1832
Kamehameha III should marrie the daughter  Kamanele of Governor John Adams Kuakini
  • 1834
Kamanele died before the marriage
  • February 14, 1837
Kamehameha III  marry Kalama Hakaleleponi Kapakuhaili after the death of his sister late 1836 in a Christian ceremony, against the wishes of Kīnaʻu
  • 1839
The first act of Kamehameha III was a declaration of human rights after the training of William Richards when he resign from the church and become a political advisor.
  • 1839
Under a French threat of war, Roman Catholicism was legalized in the Edict of Toleration and the first statutory law code was established
  • 1840
Hawaii’s first  Constitution
  • 1840
He moved the capital from Lahaina to Honolulu
  • September 1840
Charles Wilkes arrived on the United States Exploring Expedition
  • February 1843
British Captain Lord George Paulet pressured Kamehameha III into surrendering the Hawaiian kingdom to the British crown
Kamehameha III alerted London of the captain’s rogue actions which eventually restored the kingdom’s independence
  • July 1843
British Admiral Richard Thomas rejected Paulet’s actions and the kingdom was restored on July 31
  • July 31, 1843
Was celebrated thereafter as Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Sovereignty Restoration Day, an official national holiday of the kingdom
  • November 28,1843
Britain and France officially recognized the independence of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  • 1840s
Through the 1840s a formal legislature of the Hawaiian Kingdom and cabinet replaced the informal council of chiefs
  • February 10, 1846
A commission to Quiet Land Titles was formed
  • 1849
Admiral Louis Tromelin led a French invasion of Honolulu
  • September 1849
Judd was sent with the heir apparent Prince Alexander Liholiho and Kamehameha V on a diplomatic mission. They returned with a new treaty with the United States
  • 1850s
Hawaii became a popular winter destination
  • May 16, 1854
 King Kamehameha III proclaimed the Hawaiian Kingdom neutral in the Crimean War in Europe
  • August 1854
U.S. Commissioner David L. Gregg received instructions from Secretary of State William L. Marcy and negotiated a treaty of annexation with Wyllie
It was never signed, and might not have been ratified by the Senate




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