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Kaʻahumanu
Queen consort of Hawaii
Tenure 1795–1819
Kuhina Nui of the Hawaiian Islands
Tenure May 20, 1819 – June 5, 1832
Predecessor New Creation
Successor Kaʻahumanu II
Born March 17, 1768
Puu Kauiki, Hāna, Maui
Died June 5, 1832(1832-06-05) (aged 65)
Mānoa Valley, near Honolulu, Oahu
Burial Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ʻAla
Spouse Kamehameha I
Kaumualiʻi
Kealiʻiahonui
Issue Kamehameha II (hānai)
David Kamehameha (hānai)
Keʻelikōlani (hānai)
Theresa Owana Kaheiheimālie Rives (hānai)
Virginia Kahoa Kaʻahumanu Rives (hānai)
Full name
Elizabeth Kaʻahumanu
House Kamehameha
Kekaulike
Father Keʻeaumoku II Pāpaʻiahiahi
Mother Nāmāhāna-i-Kaleleokalani

Kaʻahumanu (March 17, 1768 – June 5, 1832) ("the feathered mantle") was queen consort and acted as regent of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi as Kuhina Nui. She was the favorite wife of King Kamehameha I and also the most politically powerful, and continued to wield considerable power as co-ruler in the kingdom during reigns of his first two successors.

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