Last Independent King of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau Before Becoming A Vassal of Kamehameha I of the Unified Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
Born 1778

Kaumualiʻi was the last independent Aliʻi Aimoku (King of the island) of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau before becoming a vassal of Kamehameha I of the unified Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1810. He was the 23rd high chief of Kauaʻi, reigning from 1794-1810. Although he was sometimes known as George Kaumualiʻi, he should not be confused with his son who is more commonly known by that name.… Read More

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1778 Birth Born in 1778.


1794 16 Years Old 1 More Event
He was the 23rd high chief of Kauai, reigning from 1794-1810. … Read More
1796 18 Years Old Kauai and Niihau had eluded Kamehameha's control since he first tried to add them to his kingdom in 1796, a year after Kaumualii became king. … Read More


1803 25 Years Old Kamehameha tried again in 1803, but disease ravaged his armies, and he called a retreat to heal his men and work on his strategy. … Read More


1810 32 Years Old In 1810, Kaumualii became Kamehameha's vassal, and all the islands were united for the first time. … Read More
1816 38 Years Old In 1816, an agreement was signed by Kaumualii to allow the Russians to build Russian Fort Elizabeth. … Read More
1817 39 Years Old In 1817 he married Kekaihaakūlou who became known as Deborah Kapule. … Read More


1819 41 Years Old Kamehameha I died in 1819, and the Hawaiians grew fearful that Kaumualii would sever Kauai's relationship with the united Hawaii. … Read More
1821 43 Years Old On September 16, 1821 the new young King Kamehameha II arrived and invited Kaumualii aboard. … Read More
1824 46 Years Old 1 More Event
After Kaumualii's death in 1824, his son by a commoner, George "Prince" Kaumualii Humehume (1797–1826), also known as George Tamoree, attempted to re-establish the independence on Kauai, but was also eventually captured and taken to Honolulu. … Read More
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