List of monarchs of Swaziland

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King of Swaziland
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Mswati III
since 25 April 1986
Style His Majesty
Heir apparent None
First monarch Ngwane III
Formation 1750s
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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)

  • 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)

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Sobhuza II (1899-07-22)22 July 1899 – 21 August 1982(1982-08-21) (aged 83) 2 September 1968 21 August 1982 Son of Ngwane V House of Dlamini Sobhuza II of Swaziland
Mswati III (1968-04-19) 19 April 1968 (age 49) 25 April 1986 Incumbent Son of Sobhuza II House of Dlamini Mswati III of Swaziland
"Authorized Person" during the minority of King Mswati III
Regents during the minority of King Mswati III

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See also


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

External links

  • Rulers: Swaziland
  • Swaziland Royal Family Tree
  • Swaziland Nation Trust Commission: Swazi History
  • Official Website of Swaziland Monarchy
  • Swaziland government site: Kings of the Kingdom
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