List of Zulu kings

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King of the Zulus
Ingonyama yamaZulu
Isilo samaBandla
Provincial/State
Incumbent
King Misuzulu Zulu.jpg
Misuzulu Zulu
since 7 May 2021
Details
Style His Majesty
Heir apparent Not designated
First monarch Zulu I kaMalandela
Residence Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal
Website zulumonarch.org

This article lists the Zulu kings, including Zulu chieftains and kings [1] from their earliest known history up to the present time.

Contents

Pre-Zulu Nguni Chieftains

Chieftains of the Zulus (Pre–c. 1727)

Chieftains of the Zulus (c. 1727–1816)

Kings of the Zulus (1816–present)

Zulu Kingdom (Independent, 1816–1879)
NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Shaka kaSenzangakhona c. 1787 – 24 September 1828
(aged 41)
181624 September 1828Half-brother of Sigujana kaSenzangakhona Zulu royal family KingShaka.jpg
Dingane kaSenzangakhona c. 1795 – 29 January 1840
(aged 45)
November 182829 January 1840Half-brother of Shaka kaSenzangakhonaZulu royal family Dingane.png
Mpande kaSenzangakhona 1798 – 18 October 1872
(aged 74)
10 February 184018 October 1872Half-brother of Dingane kaSenzangakhonaZulu royal family King-Mpande-1.gif
Cetshwayo kaMpande
(1st reign)
1834 [1] – 8 February 1884
(aged 52)
18 October 187228 August 1879Son of Mpande kaSenzangakhonaZulu royal family Cetshwayo-c1875.jpg
Zululand (Dependency, 1883–present)
NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Cetshwayo kaMpande
(2nd reign)
1834 [1] – 8 February 1884
(aged 52)
29 January 18838 February 1884Son of Mpande kaSenzangakhona Zulu royal family Cetshwayo-c1875.jpg
Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo 1868 – 18 October 1913
(aged 45)
21 May 188418 October 1913Son of Cetshwayo kaMpandeZulu royal family Dinizulu.jpg
Solomon kaDinuzulu 1891 – 4 March 1933
(aged 42)
1 November 19134 March 1933Son of Dinuzulu kaCetshwayoZulu royal family Screenshot 20210518-174534 Gallery.jpg
Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon (1924-08-04)4 August 1924 – 17 September 1968(1968-09-17) (aged 44)27 August 194817 September 1968Son of Solomon kaDinuzuluZulu royal family Screenshot 20210518-174508 Gallery.jpg
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu (1948-07-14)14 July 1948– 12 March 2021(2021-03-12) (aged 72)17 September 196812 March 2021Son of Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomonZulu royal family King Goodwill Zwelithini.jpg
Misuzulu Zulu kaZwelithini 23 September 19747 May 2021Son of King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu royal family King Misuzulu Zulu.jpg

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Royal Zulu Monarch". Archived from the original on 29 March 2012.
  2. 1 2 Gillings, Ken (December 2012). "King Dingane Kasenzangakhona's KwaDukuza". Military History Journal (The South African Military History Society). 15 (6). Retrieved 28 August 2020.