List of Zulu kings

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King of the Zulus
Ingonyama yamaZulu
Isilo samaBandla
Provincial/State
Incumbent
King Goodwill Zwelithini.jpg
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
since 17 September 1968
Details
Style His Majesty
Heir apparent None
First monarch Shaka kaSenzangakhona
Residence Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal
Website zulumonarch.org
For Zulu King of Mardi Gras, New Orleans, USA, see Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club § King of Zulu.

The following is a list of Zulu kings, which includes Zulu chieftains and kings[1] from their earliest known history up to the present time.

Chieftains of the Zulus (Pre–c. 1727)[edit]

Chieftains of the Zulus (c. 1727–1816)[edit]

  • Mageba kaGumede (c. 1667 – c. 1745), son of Gumede, chief of the Zulu clan from c. 1727 to c. 1745
  • Ndaba kaMageba, son of Mageba, chief of the Zulu clan from c. 1745 to 1763
  • Jama kaNdaba (c. 1757–1781), son of Ndaba, chief of the Zulu clan from 1763 to 1781
  • Senzangakhona kaJama (c. 1762–1816), son of Jama, chief of the Zulu clan from 1781 to 1816
  • Sigujana kaSenzangakhona, son of Senzangakhona, chief of the Zulu clan c. 1816

Kings of the Zulus (1816–present)[edit]

Zulu Kingdom (Independent, 1816–1879)
Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Shaka kaSenzangakhona
c. 1787 – 24 September 1828
(aged 41)
1816 24 September 1828 Half-brother of Sigujana kaSezangakhona Zulu Royal Family Shaka kaSenzangakhona of Zulu Kingdom
Dingane kaSenzangakhona
c. 1795 – 29 January 1840
(aged 45)
November 1828 29 January 1840 Half-brother of Shaka kaSenzangakhona Zulu Royal Family Dingane kaSenzangakhona of Zulu Kingdom
Mpande kaSenzangakhona
1798 – 18 October 1872
(aged 74)
10 February 1840 18 October 1872 Half-brother of Dingane kaSenzangakhona Zulu Royal Family Mpande kaSenzangakhona of Zulu Kingdom
Cetshwayo kaMpande
(1st reign)
1834[1] – 8 February 1884
(aged 52)
18 October 1872 28 August 1879 Son of Mpande kaSenzangakhona Zulu Royal Family Cetshwayo kaMpande of Zulu Kingdom
Zululand (Dependency, 1883–present)
Name
Lifespan
Reign start
Reign end
Notes
Family
Image
Cetshwayo kaMpande
(2nd reign)
1834[1] – 8 February 1884
(aged 52)
29 January 1883 8 February 1884 Son of Mpande kaSenzangakhona Zulu Royal Family Cetshwayo kaMpande of Zululand
Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo
1868 – 18 October 1913
(aged 45)
21 May 1884 18 October 1913 Son of Cetshwayo kaMpande Zulu Royal Family Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo of Zululand
Solomon kaDinuzulu
1891 – 4 March 1933
(aged 42)
1 November 1913 4 March 1933 Son of Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo Zulu Royal Family Solomon kaDinuzulu of Zululand
Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon
(1924-08-04)4 August 1924 – 17 September 1968(1968-09-17) (aged 44) 27 August 1948 17 September 1968 Son of Solomon kaDinuzulu Zulu Royal Family Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon of Zululand
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
(1948-07-14) 14 July 1948 (age 68) 17 September 1968 Incumbent Son of Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon Zulu Royal Family Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu of Zululand

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