Mutara III of Rwanda
|Mwami of Rwanda|
Mwami Charles Mutara III - Rudahigwa
|Predecessor||Yuhi V of Rwanda|
|Successor||Kigeli V of Rwanda|
|Died||25 July 1959
Mutara III (also known as Rudahigwa; 1912? – July 25, 1959) was the Mwami, or monarch of Rwanda between 1931 and 1959. As a member of the Tutsi people in Rwanda, stereotyped as tall, he stood at 6'8" tall. His Christian name was Charles Léon Pierre, and he is sometimes referred to as Charles Rudahigwa Mutara III or Rukabu.
Mutara died on July 25, 1959, after being treated for a headache by a Belgian physician in Bujumbura on the way back from a consultation with Belgian officials, in what Rwandan conspiracy theorists consider to have been an assassination. Mutara was succeeded by his younger brother Jean-Baptiste Ndahindurwa as Kigeli V. After Mutara's death, his wife, Queen dowager Rosalie Gicanda, remained in Rwanda. She was murdered on April 20, 1994 during the Rwandan Genocide, under the orders of Captain Idelphonse Nizeyimana by Lieutenant Pierre Bizimana.
Yuhi V of Rwanda
|King of Rwanda
Kigeli V of Rwanda
- Video of the King in the village of Keerbergen (Belgium), where he stayed while he was studying in Namur: https://www.facebook.com/christophe.hebbinckuys/videos/10207793703628512/
- Kalibwami, Justin. Le catholicisme et la société rwandaise: 1900-1962
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