Mutesa II of Buganda

Mutesa II of Buganda

President of Uganda; Kabaka of Uganda
Born Nov 19, 1924

Major General Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa II KBE, was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 22 November 1939 until his death. He was the thirty-fifth Kabaka of Buganda and the first President of Uganda. He was widely known as King Freddie.… Read More

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1924 Birth Mutesa was born at the house of Albert Ruskin Cook in Makindye, Kampala, on 19 November 1924, the fifth son of Daudi Cwa II of Buganda KCMG KBE, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1897 and 1939. … Read More


1939 15 Years Old Upon the death of his father on 22 November 1939, he was proclaimed Kabaka at the age of fifteen and was installed outside the Lubiri at Mengo on 26 November 1939. … Read More
1942 18 Years Old Mutesa was crowned at Buddo on 19 November 1942, his eighteenth birthday. … Read More


1953 29 Years Old In 1953, the Lukiiko (Parliament) of Buganda sought independence from Uganda, with Mutesa himself demanding that Buganda be separated from the rest of the protectorate of Uganda and transferred to Foreign Office jurisdiction. … Read More


1964 40 Years Old In 1964 the coalition between Mutesa and Obote's parties collapsed over the question of a referendum which transferred two counties from Buganda to Bunyoro. In 1966 Mutesa's estrangement from Obote merged with another crisis. … Read More
He had the other four leading members of his party arrested and detained, and then suspended the federal constitution and declared himself President of Uganda in February 1966, deposing Mutesa.
1969 46 Years Old Mutesa died of alcohol poisoning in his London flat, No. 28 Orchard House in Rotherhithe, in 1969.
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