MADAGASCAR

The Merina (or Hova) Dynasty

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1710 - 1730 King Andriantsimitoviaminandriana [Andriantsimitoviaminandriandrazaka], King of Avaradrano and Imandiavato, eldest son of King Andriamasinavalona, King of Imerina, by his first wife, Queen Ratompoindraoandriana. Granted Avaradrano as his fief by his father, together with Ambohitraina, Ambatomanoina, Ambohitsileo, Fandana, Andrarakasina, Tanjombato, Fandro, Ambohijoky and Hiarandriana. He established his capital at Ambohimanga. Became independent ruler of Avaradrano and inherited the largest share of his father's kingdom in 1710. Quarrelled with his brother King Andrianmanotronavalonimerina, defeated his forces and annexed Imandiavato to his own domains, making him the most powerful ruler amongst his brothers. m. (first) Queen Rampanambonitany (d.s.p. at Rovan' Ambohimanga, Itsimahafotsy, Avaradrano, bur. there at the Tranomasina, Mahandrihono). m. (second) Princess RavololondRalambo II, Princess of Ilafy and Namehana (d.s.p. at Rovan' Ambohimanga, Itsimahafotsy, Avaradrano, bur. there at the Tranomasina, Mahandrihono), former wife of Prince Andriantomponimerina [Ratrimonibemihisatra], of Imarovatana, and daughter of his aunt, Princess RavololondRalambo I. He d. at the Rovan' Ambohimanga, Itsimahafotsy, Avaradrano, ca. 1730 (bur. there at the Tranomasina, Mahandrihono), having had issue:
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IMAROVATANA IMERINATSIMO MADAGASCAR 1 MADAGASCAR 2
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