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Afonso I of Kongo
Mwene Kongo
Reign 1509 to late 1542 or 1543
Predecessor João I
Successor Pedro I
Born Mvemba a Nzinga
Dynasty Lukeni kanda
Father Nzinga a Nkuwu

Mvemba a Nzinga, Nzinga Mbemba or Funsu Nzinga Mvemba (c. 1456–1542 or 1543), also known as King Afonso I, was the sixth ruler of the Kingdom of Kongo from the Lukeni kanda dynasty and ruled in the first half of the 16th century. He reigned over the Kongo Empire from 1509 to late 1542 or 1543.

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