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King Kaumuali'i
Birth: 1780
Kauai County
Hawaii, USA
Death: May 26, 1824
Maui County
Hawaii, USA

The last independent King of Kauai. His island was the only one that Kamehameha the Great never took with force. Kamehameha's attempted invasion in 1796 was thwarted by both storms and western disease. Finally, in 1810, Kaumualii sailed to Oahu with an entourage, agreeing with Kamehameha to arrange the cession of his island to Kamehameha's kingdom, even though he remained in control. In 1815, the Russian doctor, Georg Scheffer, arrived in Hawaii to gain trading privileges from King Kamehameha. The Russian went to Kauai, nominally under the control of King Kaumualii, to salvage Russian cargo being held in Waimea. Once on Kauai, Scheffer gained the confidence of King Kaumualii when he promised the king that Czar Nicholas would help him to break free of Kamehameha's rule. Kaumualii allowed Scheffer to build a fort near Waimea and two others near Hanalei. However, Scheffer did not have the backing of the Russian Czar and was forced to leave Kauai. After Kamehameha's death, Kaumualii was kidnapped from his island by Kamehameha II, and was married to Queen Ka'ahumanu. He is said to have never returned her love. Regardless, he is interred with her in Waiola Churchyard, and sadly, never made it back to his home island. (bio by: Mongoose) 
Waiola Church Cemetery
Maui County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Royal Tomb, enclosed in iron bars. Visible clearly from street.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mongoose
Record added: Nov 23, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8122283
King Kaumuali'i
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King Kaumuali'i
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King Kaumuali'i
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