List of Kings of Swaziland

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King of Swaziland
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Style His Majesty
Heir apparent None
First monarch Ngwane III
Formation 1750s
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This page contains a list of paramount chiefs and kings (Ngwenyamas) of Swaziland. The King of Swaziland (also known as Ingwenyama) rules alongside the Queen Mother (also known as Ndlovukati). The role of the king has historically been as the head or father of the nation while the Queen Mother is the spiritual leader of the nation. [1]

Ancient Kings or Chiefs of the Swazi People (Pre–1745)[edit]

  • Mkhulunkosi
  • Qomizitha
  • Sukuta
  • Madlasomo
  • Ndlovu
  • Ngwekati
  • Mawawa/Kuwawa
  • Sidvwabasilutfuli
  • Gebase
  • Kunene
  • Nkabingwe
  • Madlabane
  • Hhili
  • Dulunga
  • Dondobola
  • Sihuba
  • Mlangeni
  • Msimudze
  • Mbhondlo|Mbhondlo/Mbhoholo
  • Tembe
  • Sikhulumaloyo
  • Langa Samuketi
  • Nkomo
  • Khabako
  • Nkosi I: 1355–1400
  • Ngwane I: 1400–1435
  • Dlamini I (Matalatala): 1435-1465
  • Mswati I: 1480–1520
  • Ngwane II: 1520–1550
  • Dlamini II: 1555–1600
  • Nkosi II: 1600–1640
  • Mavuso I: 1645–1680
  • Magudulela: 1685–1685
  • Ludvonga: 1685–1715
  • Dlamini III: 1720–1744

Kings of Swaziland (1745–1903)[edit]

Paramount Chiefs of Swaziland (1903–1968)[edit]

Kings of Swaziland (1968–present)[edit]

Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Sobhuza II
(1899-07-22)22 July 1899 – 21 August 1982(1982-08-21) (aged 83) 2 September 1968 21 August 1982 Son of Ngwane V House of Dlamini Sobhuza II of Swaziland
Mswati III
(1968-04-19) 19 April 1968 (age 46) 25 April 1986 Incumbent Son of Sobhuza II House of Dlamini Mswati III of Swaziland

"Authorized Person" during the minority of King Mswati III:

  • Prince Sozisa Dlamini ("Authorized Person"): 21 August 1982 – 1 November 1985 (suspended from July 1984)

Regents during the minority of King Mswati III:

Royal Standards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuper, Hilda (1980). An African Aristocracy: Rank Among the Swazi. Africana Pub. ISBN 0841905819. 

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