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|King of Tahiti|
Pōmare III, drawing from montage by Madame Sarah Hoare, 1880.
|Reign||7 December 1821 – 8 January 1827|
|Coronation||21 April 1824|
five principal chiefs
|House||House of Pōmare|
25 June 1820|
|Died||8 January 1827
|Burial||Pōmare Royal Cemetery, Papaʻoa, ʻArue|
Pōmare III (1820–1827), more properly Teriʻitariʻa Pōmare III, was the king of Tahiti between 1821 and 1827. He was the second son of King Pōmare II and his wife Queen Teriʻitoʻoterai Teremoemoe. Sources differ on his relation to his sister with missionary sources citing them as half-siblings while later sources cited Teremoemoe as both of their mother.
He was born at Papaʻoa, ʻArue, 25 June 1820 as Teriʻitariʻa, and was baptised 10 September 1820. He succeeded to the throne on the death of his father 7 December 1821. He was crowned at Papaʻoa, ʻArue, 21 April 1824.
He ruled under the regency of his mother Queen Teriʻitoʻoterai Teremoemoe, his aunt and stepmother Teriʻitariʻa Ariʻipaeavahine, and the five principal chiefs of Tahiti due to his minority.
He was succeeded by his sister, ʻAimata Pōmare IV Vahine-o-Punuateraʻitua, who reigned 1827–1877.
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