Ratu Epenisa Seru Cakobau

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About Ratu Epenisa Seru Cakobau

  • 1st and last Tui Viti (King of Fiji) 1871/1874
  • 6th Vunivalu of Bau 1852/1883
  • 1st and last Tui Bau 1867/1869

President of the General Assembly, Confederacy of Independent Kingdoms of Viti 1865/1867, converted to Christianity in 1854, taking the name of Epenisa (Ebenezer); a Confederacy of Independent Kingdoms of Viti was established in 1865, with hi m as Chairman of the General Assembly, in 1869 the confederacy split into the Kingdom of Bau and the Confederation of Lau, with Cakobau assuming kingship of the former, he succeeded in creating a united Fijian kingdom in 1871, and established Levu ka as his capital, he ceded the Fijian islands to Britain in 1874 to counter a perceived American threat of annexation.

Born 1815, Lakeba,Lau Island Group,Fiji

His first legitimate marriage to Adi Litia Samanunu; he had 5 children namely;

(1) Adi Arieta Kuila;

(2) Ratu Epeli Nailatikau,

(3) Adi Asenaca,

(4) Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua

(5) Ratu Josefa Celua.

His second legitimate marriage to Adi Qalirea; he had two children namely;


(1) Adi Lusiana Qolikoro

(2) Ratu Viliame Bulikiveda.

(My apologies to my Vuetibau family for exposing us on this cite.)


His 1st legitimate marriage to Adi Litia Samanunu he had 5 children:

(1) Adi Arieta Kuila

(2) Ratu Epeli Nailatikau

(3) Adi Asenaca

(4) Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua

(5) Ratu Josefa Celua

His illegitimate child with Adi Miriama Titilia Maramanikaibau was Ratu Inoke Takiveikata who didn't have any children. Adi Miriama became the wife of Rt Naulivou who was Governor of Lomaiviti during the Cakobau Rex Govt. They had four children: (1) Adi Veniana Tuirewa (2) Ratu Tevita Raivalita; (3) Adi Litia Kaunilotuma and Ratu Filisoni Tuivanuavou.

Rt Cakobau's illegitimate child with a lady from Lakeba was Adi Nataika who died and had no children.

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Ratu Epenisa Seru Cakobau's Timeline

1815
1815
Bau, Fiji
1839
1839
Age 24
1842
1842
Age 27
1844
1844
Age 29
1847
1847
Age 32
1854
April 30, 1854
Age 39
1883
February 1883
Age 68
Fiji
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Bau Island, Bau, Tailevu, Fiji
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