MADAGASCAR

The Merina (or Hova) Dynasty

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1575 - 1612 King Ralambo, King of Imerina. b. at Ambohiboaladina, east of Betafo, 1st Alahamady, 15xx, son of King Andrianmanelo, King of Imerina, by his wife, Queen Randapavola, the only daughter of King Rabiby, King of Ambohidrabiby. Succeeded on the death of his father, ca. 1575. Removed his capital to Ambohidrabiby, in Avaradrano. The most famous king in ancient times. He establish the first calander, based on his own date of birth and founded the Fandroana, the great national feast days. During his reign cattle were domesticated for the first time. m. (first) at Ambohidrabiby, Queen Rafotsitohina [Rafotsitohinamanjaka], née Princess Ratompoamaindrainy, only daughter of Andriantompoinarivo. m. (second) ca. 1575, Queen Ratsitohinina [Ratsitohininamanjaka] (d. before 1612, bur. Ambohipeno), née Princess Ratompokoandrianambavy, who received Betafo as her fief and was styled Ramarohavina after the birth of her son, daughter of his nephew, Prince Andrianamboninolona, of Ambohitralantenina, by his wife, Rasoavimbahoaka Rafotsindrindramanjaka. m. (third) Queen Rafotsiramarohavina [Rafotsiramarohasinamanjaka], née Princess Ratompokoamandrainy Rabehavina, daughter of Andriamamilaza Andriandriambe [Andriamamilazabe], of Ambohidrabiby. m. (fourth) Queen Rafotsindrindra [Rafotsindrindramanjaka], daughter of Andriantompoinarivo. He d. at Rovan' Ambohidrabiby, Imandiavato, Avaradrano, 1612 (bur. there), having had issue, twelve sons and three daughters:
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