List of rulers of Matamba

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The following is an incomplete list of the rulers of Matamba, a medieval West Central African state centered in modern Angola. The kingdom of Matamba was ruled by native Mbundu kings and queens since at least the early 16th century. During much of this time it was a nominal vassal to the powerful Kingdom of Kongo to its north.

In 1631, Matamba was invaded by the warrior queen Nzinga Mbande of the neighboring Mbundu kingdom of Ndongo. From then on, the state would be ruled by a Ndongo dynasty.

Early monarchs[edit]

Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Kambolo Matamba
fl. 1590s fl. 1590s
Mwongo Matamba
1631 Queen

Guterres (Ndongo) Dynasty[edit]

Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Nzinga Mbande
or Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande
c. 1583 – 17 December, 1663 1631 1663 Guterres dynasty
Barbara
1663 1666 Guterres dynasty
Njinga Mona
1666 1669 Guterres dynasty
João
1669 1670 Guterres dynasty
Njinga Mona
1670 1680 2nd reign Guterres dynasty
Francisco I
1680 1681 Guterres dynasty
Verónica I
1681 1721 Guterres dynasty
Afonso I
1721 1741 Guterres dynasty
Ana II
1741 1756 Guterres dynasty
Verónica II
1756 1758 Guterres dynasty
Ana III
1758 ? Guterres dynasty
Francisco II
? ? Guterres dynasty
Unknown son of Ana III
1810 ? Guterres dynasty