Álvaro VI of Kongo
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|Reign||1636 - 1641|
|Died||22 February 1641|
Descended through the female line of Anna Ntumba from King Afonso I, he became Duke of Mbemba in 1634. On August 27, 1636, he took power after killing his jealous cousin, Álvaro V who had once before tried to kill him and his brother the future Garcia II. During his six-year reign he abandoned the Makuta region to the Count of Soyo (in 1637) and fought with the Dutch in against the Portuguese at Luanda.
Álvaro died on January or February 22, 1641; his brother succeeded him as Garcia II of Kongo.