Andrianampoinimerina, King

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Andrianampoinimerina, King

Death: July 06, 1810 (65)
Mahitsielafanjaka house on the compound of the Rova of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Immediate Family:

Husband of NN mother of Radama and NN mother of Ramavolahy
Father of Radama I, King of Madagascar and Ramavolahy

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About Andrianampoinimerina, King

King Andrianampoinimerina (1787–1810).

Upon its emergence in the early 17th century, the highland kingdom of Imerina was initially a minor power relative to the larger coastal kingdoms[65] and grew even weaker in the early 18th century when King Andriamasinavalona divided it among his four sons. Following almost a century of warring and famine, Imerina was reunited in 1793 by King Andrianampoinimerina (1787–1810).[66] From his initial capital Ambohimanga,[67] and later from the Rova of Antananarivo, this Merina king rapidly expanded his rule over neighboring principalities. His ambition to bring the entire island under his control was largely achieved by his son and successor, King Radama I (1810–28), who was recognized by the British government as King of Madagascar.[68]

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