Person    | Male  Born 1832  Died 8/2/1884

Cetshwayo

Categories: Armed Forces, Race Issues, Royalty

Countries: South Africa

Ruler of the Zulu kingdom. Born Cetshwayo kaMpande at Mlambongwenya. His birth year is approximate. Succeeded as king on 1st September 1873. His refusal to disband his army as demanded by the British Commissioner for South Africa, Sir Bartle Frere, led to the Zulu war in 1879. Following the routing of his troops at Ulundi, he was exiled to Cape Town where he argued to be allowed to go to London, where he arrived in early August 1882. He was a dignified diplomat, cheered by the crowds, shown the sights and was taken to the Isle of Wight to meet the Queen. At the end of August he returned to Zululand, restored as a puppet monarch to a reduced kingdom. This was short-lived as he was deposed within a week. He died shortly after, supposedly from a heart attack, but may have been poisoned. Lots more info and pics here.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Cetshwayo

English Heritage Cetshwayo, c.1832-1884, king of the Zulus, stayed here in 1882.

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