Keawemauhili

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Keawemaʻuhili
'Aliʻi Nui of Hilo
Born c. 1710
Died 1790
Ka'ū
Spouse ʻUlulani
Kekikipaʻa
Issue Kapiʻolani (chiefess)
Keaweokahikiona
Elelule Laʻakeaelelulu
Koakanu
House House of Keawe
Father Kalaninuiamamao
Mother Kekaulike-i-Kawekiuonalani

Keawemaʻuhili (1710–1790) was an important member of the Hawaiian nobility at the time of the founding of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

He was a son of Kalaninuiamamao[1] and his half-sister Kekaulike-i-Kawekiuonalani.[2]

He first married Ululani, the Aliʻi Nui of Hilo, and then Kekikipaʻa,[3] the daughter of Kameʻeiamoku and former wife of Kamehameha I. With his first wife he had sons Keaweokahikiona and Elelule Laʻakeaelelulu, and with his second wife, famous daughter Kapiʻolani (c. 1791) and son Koakanu.[4]

His half-brother, King Kalaniʻōpuʻu, died in 1781. He joined with his nephew Keōua Kuahuʻula in the Battle of Mokuʻōhai to fight Kamehameha I. He escaped the defeat and returned to Hilo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abraham Fornander, An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origin and Migrations, Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969.
  2. ^ Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History. 1920.
  3. ^ Chief Keawemauhili, House of Keawe
  4. ^ Christopher Buyers. "The Kamehameha Dynasty Genealogy (Page 4)". Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
Preceded by
Ululani
Aliʻi Nui of Hilo
1782-1790
Succeeded by
Keōua Kuahuʻula