Swazi Nation: Ngwenyama: 1745-2016

Royal Clan: Nkhosi Dlamini; pre-accession names of each Ngwenyama are shown in parentheses after his official name.
Ngwenyama
c. 1745 - ? ? 1780 Ngwane III
? ? 1780 - ? ? 1815 Ndvungunye (Zikodze, Mavuso)
? ? 1815 - ? ? 1836 Ngwane IV = Sobhuza I (Somhlolo)
? ? 1840 - ? Jul 1865 Mswati II (Mavuso)
? Jun 1875 - 7 Oct 1889 Dlamini IV (Mbandzeni, Nguluqulu, Gaca, Lozighi, Ndaha)
19 Feb 1895 - 10 Dec 1899 Ngwane V (Bhunu, Mahlokohla, Hhili, Ingongobezi) [1]
22 Dec 1921 - 21 Aug 1982 Sobhuza II (Nkhotfotjeni, Mona, Mahogoza, Mpandla) [2][3]
25 Apr 1986 - Mswati III (Makhosetive, Makhosimvelo) [3]
Sources and notes:
[1] Recognized as Paramount Chief of the Swazies in Swazieland by the Convention of 1894.
[2] Normally referred to as Paramount Chief of Swaziland (22 Dec 1921 - 25 Apr 1967) for official purposes during the period when the sovereignty over Swaziland was exercised by the monarch of the United Kingdom
[3] Also in Swaziland.
Last updated on: 30 Apr 2011 08:24:21