Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II

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Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II
Asantehene of Asanteman; Kumasehene of Kumasi
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Prempeh II
King of the Kingdom of Ashanti
Reign22 June 1931 – 27 May 1970
Coronation22 June 1931
PredecessorPrempeh I
SuccessorOpoku Ware II
Bornc. 1892
Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti
Died27 May 1970(1970-05-27) (aged 77–78)
Kumasi, Ghana
Full name
Otumfuo The Asantehene Nana Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II
HouseHouse of Beretuo Dynasty

Prempeh II (Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II, c. 1892 – 27 May 1970), was the 14th Asantehene, or king of the Ashanti (Ruler of the Asante), reigning from 22 June 1931 to 27 May 1970.

Biography[edit]

Asantehene Prempeh II of the Ashanti was born in the capital Kumasi. He was four years old when his uncle, Prempeh I (the 13th Asantehene), his maternal grandmother, queen Nana Yaa Akyaa, and other family members were captured and exiled to the Seychelles Islands by the British in 1896.[1] Prempeh I returned from exile in 1924 and died in May 1931, and Otumfuo Prempeh II was subsequently elected as his successor.[1]

In 1949 Prempeh II was instrumental in founding Prempeh College, a prestigious all-boys boarding school in Kumasi, Ashanti.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A. B. Chinbuah, "King Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II: He restored the Independence of the Kingdom of Ashanti", National Commission on Culture, 3 August 2007.
  2. ^ History, Prempeh College.