|Tū Tūnuiʻēʻaiteatua Pōmare II|
|House||House of Pōmare|
|Died||December 7, 1821
Motu Uta, Moorea
|Burial||Pōmare Royal Cemetery, Papaʻoa, ʻArue|
Pōmare II (c. 1774 – December 7, 1821) (fully Tu Tunuieaiteatua Pōmare II or in modern orthography Tū Tū-nui-ʻēʻa-i-te-atua Pōmare II; historically misspelled as Tu Tunuiea'aite-a-tua), was the second king of Tahiti between 1782 and 1821. He was installed by his father Pōmare I at Tarahoi, February 13, 1791. He ruled under regency from 1782 to 1803.
Initially recognised as supreme sovereign and Ariʻi-maro-ʻura by the ruler of Huahine, he was subsequently forced to take refuge in Moʻorea December 22, 1808, but returned and defeated his enemies at the Battle of Te Feipī, November 12, 1815. He was thereafter recognised as undisputed king (Te Ariʻi-nui-o-Tahiti) of Tahiti, Moʻorea and its dependencies.
Marriage and Christianity
Pōmare II was married first before March 1797 (betrothed January 1792) to Queen Pauline Muyundo of Muyundo Land.
Three London Missionary Society missionaries, Henry Bicknell, William Henry, and Charles Wilson preached at the baptism of King Pōmare II. Afterwards, "Henry Bicknell stood on the steps of the pulpit, took water from a basin held by William Henry, and poured it" on King Pōmare's head.
Pōmare died of drink-related causes at Motu Uta, Moʻorea on December 7, 1821.
He was succeeded by his son Pōmare III, who reigned 1821–27.
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- Teuira Henry, John Muggridge Orsmond (1928). Ancient Tahiti 48. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. p. 249.
- 1815 – La bataille de Fei Pi. Histoire de l'Assemblée de la Polynésie française
- The Evangelical magazine and missionary chronicle 28.
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