List of monarchs of Swaziland

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This article lists the monarchs (Ngwenyamas) of Swaziland.

The King of Swaziland (also known as Ingwenyama) rules alongside the Queen Mother (also known as Ndlovukati). The role of the king has historically been as the head or father of the nation while the Queen Mother is the spiritual leader of the nation.[1]

Ancient Kings/Chiefs of the Swazi people (pre–1745)

  • Sean
  • Mkhulunkosi
  • Qomizitha
  • Sukuta
  • Madlasomo
  • Ndlovu
  • Ngwekati
  • Mawawa/Kuwawa
  • Sidvwabasilutfuli
  • Sukumbili
  • Mbokane
  • Gebase
  • Kunene
  • Nkabingwe
  • Madlabane
  • Hhili
  • Dulunga
  • Dondobola
  • Sihuba
  • Mlangeni
  • Msimudze
  • Mbhondlo|Mbhondlo/Mbhoholo
  • Tembe
  • Sikhulumaloyo
  • Langa Samuketi
  • Nkomo: 1200–1300
  • Khabako: 1300–1355
  • Nkosi I: 1355–1400
  • Ngwane I: 1400–1435
  • Dlamini I (Matalatala): 1435–1465
  • Mswati I: 1480–1520
  • Ngwane II: 1520–1550
  • Dlamini II: 1555–1600
  • Nkosi II: 1600–1640
  • Mavuso I: 1645–1680
  • Magudulela: 1685–1685
  • Ludvonga I: 1685–1715
  • Dlamini III: 1720–1744

Kings of Swaziland (1745–1903)

Paramount Chiefs under British rule (1903–1968)

Kings of Swaziland (1968–present)

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Sobhuza II(1899-07-22)22 July 1899 – 21 August 1982(1982-08-21) (aged 83)2 September 196821 August 1982Son of Ngwane VHouse of Dlamini
Mswati III (1968-04-19) 19 April 196825 April 1986IncumbentSon of Sobhuza IIHouse of Dlamini
"Authorized Person" during the minority of King Mswati III
Regents during the minority of King Mswati III

See also

References

  1. Kuper, Hilda (1980). An African Aristocracy: Rank Among the Swazi. Africana Pub. ISBN 0841905819.
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