Álvaro VI of Kongo

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Álvaro VI
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Reign1636 - 1641
PredecessorÁlvaro V
SuccessorGarcia II
Died(1641-02-22)22 February 1641
DynastyKinlaza dynasty

Álvaro VI of Kongo, sometimes called Nimi a Lukeni a Nzenze a Ntumba (in the Kikongo language), was a ruler of the Kingdom of Kongo.

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 [sv] 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.

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Preceded by
Álavaro V
Succeeded by
Garcia II