List of rulers of Luba

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List of Rulers of Luba[edit]

Territory located in present-day (Congo)

muLopwe = Kings/emperors

Tenure Incumbent Notes
1585 Foundation of the Luba kingdom
1781 to 1809 Ilunga Maniema Nsungu, muLopwe  
c.1800 to ???? Kasongo Mukaya, muLopwe In rebellion
1809 to 1837 Kumwimba Ngombe, muLopwe  
1837 to 1837 Ndaye Muzinga, muLopwe Usurper
1837 to 1864 Ilunga Kabale, muLopwe  
1864 to 1865 Maloba Konkola, muLopwe  
1865 to 1869 Kitamba, muLopwe  
1869 to 1886 Kasongo a Kalombo, muLopwe  
1886 to 1889 Nday a Mande, muLopwe  
Division into two royal lineages
Kasongo Lineage
1889 to October 1917 Kasong'wa Nyembo, muLopwe  
1917 to 1935 Umpafu Ilunga Kumwimba, muLopwe  
1935 to 1957 Ilunga Kisuku, muLopwe  
1957 to 1964 Kasongo wa Nyembo, muLopwe  
1964 to 1964 Kisula Ngoy, muLopwe  
Kabongo Lineage
1942 Maniema Nilemba Boniface , muLopwe  
1948 Maniema Boniface Kalowa, muLopwe
(Ilunga Balowa Boniface)
(Dibwe Kalowa Boniface)
 
October 1960 to c1980 Kabongo Maniema Dibwe, muLopwe  
c1980 to present? Kumwimba Kabongo Kansh'imbu, muLopwe  

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