The Merina (or Hova)
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- 1710 - 1730 King
[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
Prince (Printsy) Rafondrazaka, of
Itsimiemboholahy. Granted one third of Avaradrano
as his fief, which he erected into the
principality of Itsimiemboholahy, establishing
his capital at Ilafy. m. (first)
(second) Ranivoarondriana. He d. at
Anosimiarinimerina, before 1770, having had
issue, five sons:
Prince (Printsy) Andriambao, of
Hiarandriana (eldest son). Succeeded his
father at Itsimiemboholahy. He opposed
the usurpation by King
Andrianaimpoinimerina for seven years.
Rewarded with the principality of
Hiarandriana after he acknowledged him as
King. m. Ratsioriana. He had
issue, four sons and two daughters:
General H.E. Prince (Printsy)
Andrianavalona, of Anosy.
Sometime Minister of State to
King Radama I. m.
Rataloha. He had issue, four sons
and one daughter:
and Officer of the
Palace. He was k.
in battle at Modongy,
Menabe, 1822 (bur.
H.E. The Rt Hon Ravoalavo Rahaniraka [Volave]. b. at Antananarivo, 1809 (twin with his brother Raombana), educ. Borough Road Sch., London, and Leaf Square Acad, Pendleton, Manchester. Adopted by his cousin, Rahamaly. A distinguished historian and author of the journal “Bokantaratasiko”, of “A brief Account of the Great Radama II, the King of Madagascar” (1862), “Tantaran’ny Andriana” (1878), etc. Raised to the rank of 9-Honours and Officer of the Palace and renamed Rahaniraka 1829, prom to 12-Honours, and 15-Honours 1862, Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1861-1862. Rcvd: GO of the Orders of the Royal Hawk and Radama II. He d. at Anatanarivo, 17th November 1862, having had issue:
H.E. The Rt Hon Ramaniraka. b. 1842 (eld. son), educ. LMS Sch, Antananarivo. 14-Honours (later prom to 15-Honours), Officer of the Palace, Private Sec to King Radama II, Assist Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, PC, Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1862-1863, and Minister for Trade 1882, Second Ambassador in the Special Embassy to the UK, France, Germany and the USA 1882-1883, Governor of Ihosy 1883-1896 and Tamatave 1896, Mbr Council of Notables. Rcvd: GC of the Order of Radama II (Cdr 20.7.1882). m. Ravolana, daughter of H.R.H. Princess Rasoalavavolo [Razafinimanjaka]. He d. before 6th April 1927, having had issue, seven children:
- (i) ...
- (ii) ...
- (iii) Ramanirekarivo. 12-Honours. Deputy Inspector-Gen of Police 1896-1897.
- (iv) Philippe-Auguste Ramanankirahina, of Antsahatsiroa. b. 1860, educ. Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (dipl), Paris, France. 14-Honours (later prom to 15-Honours) and Officer of the Palace. Architect and painter. Private Sec to Queen Ranavalona III 1897, Officer of the Ordnance, Native Governor 1st class attached to Civil Service Buildings, Assessor of the Court of Appeal for Indigenous Affairs. Rcvd:Knt of the Orders of the Legion of Honour and Academic Palms, and Officer of the Order of Public Instruction (3.5.1914) of France. He d. 1915.
- (v) General Rabefaniraka. 14-Honours, Cdt Gen of the Artillery 1895-1897, Assessor of the Court of Appeal for Indigenous Affairs for Angavo-Mangoro 1903.
- (vi) Rasoamananoro. m. Rakotondrazaka, son of H.H. Prince Ratsimiraho, 10-Honours and Officer of the Palace, by his wife, H.H. Princess Raolona [Raolonkely], daughter of H.R.H. Prince Ramboasalama Andrianamboasalamarazaka [Ramboasalamarazaka], of Ambohimirimo, sometime Heir Apparent of Madagascar. She had issue, two daughters – see below.
- (vii) Razanabolana. m. Radezy, eldest son of H.H. Prince Ratsimiraho, 10-Honours and Officer of the Palace, by his wife, H.H. Princess Raolona [Raolonkely], daughter of H.R.H. Prince Ramboasalama Andrianamboasalamarazaka [Ramboasalamarazaka], of Ambohimirimo, sometime Heir Apparent of Madagascar. She had issue – see below
Field Marshal H.E. The Rt Hon Ratotozy Rafaralahy Raombana [Thotoos]. b. at Antananarivo, 1809 (twin with his brother Rahaniraka), educ. Borough Road Sch, London, and Leaf Square Acad, Pendleton, Manchester. Adopted by his cousin, Rahamaly. Sec at the Royal Palace 1830, A distinguished historian and author. Marshal in the Army and cdr of the exped against Vangaindrano 1853, Principal Private Sec to the Queen at his death. Raised to the rank of 9-Honours and Officer of the Palace and renamed Raombana 1829, prom to Col Cdt 10-Honours 1839, to Maj-Gen 12-Honours, and FM 15-Honours. Author of “Histories” (1853). m. (first) Rasoahanta (m.second, Field Marshal H.E. Raharo [Rainivoninahitriniony], Prime Minister and C-in-C to King Radama II and Queen Rasoherina). m. (second) Rabodo. m. (third) (div.) Raketaka. He d. from apoplexy, at Antananarivo, 4th June 1855 (bur. Anosy), having had issue, five sons and eight daughters:
H.E. The Rt Hon
1845 (s/o Rabodo), educ. l‚École de Tsiorinandry. 16-Honours and Officer of the Palace. ADC to King Radama II, Assist Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1863-1873, Under Sec of State 1873-1881, Minister for Laws 1881-1894. Exiled to Réunion 8th October 1896. m. H.R.H. Princess (Printsesy) Razafintaolo, daughter of H.E. Ravahatra, 14-Honours, Officer of the Palace, and sometime Chief Justice (Andriambaventy), by his wife, H.R.H. Princess Rasoananahary, of Imamo, daughter of General H.R.H. Prince Ratefinanahary [Ratefy] sometime Governor of Mananjary, Toamasina, and Tamatave. He d. in exile at Saint-Denis, Réunion, 1st August 1897, having had issue, one son:
Joseph Ranjeva. m.
Justine Rasoafiringa. He
had issue, two sons:
Jean Baptiste Ranjeva. m.
He had issue, three sons
and two daughters:
Pierre Ranjeva. m.
(first) Lucile Dubourdieu. m.(second) Julie. He had issue, two sons and one daughter by his first wife:
- i. Jean-Pierre Ranjeva. b. at Bordeaux, France, 11th March 1956. m. Anna Mattila.
- ii. Paul Nary Ranjeva. b. at Paris, France, 2nd January 1958. m. Danielle Balfroid.
- i. Bakoly. b. at Tananarive, Madagascar, 3rd May 1960. m. Paul Galice.
Dr Gaston Ranjeva. m.
Dr Raoul Ranjeva. Dir of
Research at the Centre
nationale de la recherche
Univ Paul Sabatier
Jacqueline Ranjeva. m.
Maurice Georget. She d.
at Paris, France, 2nd
April 2007 (bur. there), having had
issue, two sons and three daughters:
Alexandre Marie (Patou)
Saraha Georget Rabeharisoa (b. at Antananarivo, 1970), educ. Coll Saint Antoine, Antananarivo, Madagascar, Univ d’Aix-en-Provence (LLM 1995), and Univ Paris-Dauphine, France, sometime teacher and entrepenuer, Founder of the NGO “New Mind” 2008, Presdt parti vert Hasin’i Madagasikara 2009-2013 (candidate for the presidency of the republic 2013), Senator 2010-2011, Mbr Conseil Supérieur de la Transition, Presdt of the “Arc en ciel” parliamentary group 2010, Chair Parliamanetary Environmental Cttee 2010-2011, Presdt Groupe Écologique de Madagascar Grema 2011, Vice-Presdt Fédération des Verts Africains (FEVA) 2010, daughter of Samuel Rabeharisoa, engineer with the Public Works Dept, by his wife, Dr Henriette Raherivololona.
- ii. Prospèr Étienne Georget. b. 22nd June 1960. MD Yttra Trading since 1991, and of Aviavy Sarl. m. (a) Enny Charlotte Arnedotter Björkman (b. 30th June 1958), educ. Göteborgs Univ, Sweden, MD Hälsobutiken Linnégatan AB, a Swedish national. He had issue, two sons and one daughter:
- 1a. Marie-Jacques Philippe Mahery Georget. b. at Göteborg, Sweden, 31st May 1985 (s/o Charlotte), educ. Gäteborgs Univ (B.Econ.), Sweden. Employed with BOPP Film, intern with the World Bank Africa, in Antananarivo, Purchasing Mngr Yttra Trading.
- 2a. Carl Maurice Masinavalona Georget. b. at Göteborg, Sweden, 9th March 1993 (s/o Charlotte), educ. MoveITgymnasiet Långedrag, Västra Frölunda, and Karl Johansskolan, Göteborg, Sweden. Employed with XXL Sport & Vildmark in Säljare, Stavanger, Norway.
- 1a. Jacqueline Desiré Malala Georget. b. at Göteborg, Sweden, 21st June 1988 (d/o Charlotte), educ. Stockholms Elementära Teaterskola, Stockholm, and Göteborgs Univ, Sweden.
Anne Marie Dominique Georget. m.
Jean Claude Chan Guing
Chantal Marie Justine
Marie Louise Carmen
René Ranjeva. m.
Eugénie Raolosoa, daughter of Philippe de Néri Rabisaona, by his wife, Martine Rafarasoa, daughter of H.H. Prince Robert Ravorombato. He had issue, three sons:
Professor H.E. Raymond
Ranjeva. b. at
August 1942, educ.
Univ of Madagascar (LLB
1965, dipl. public law
1967), National Sch of
(dipl. 1966), Univ of
Paris (dipl. higher
studies in politics
1966), and Univ of Paris
II (LLD 1972). Judicial
Trainee in the French
Council of State in Paris
Professor of Law Univ of
Dean Faculty of Law,
& Social Sciences
1982-1986, Rector Univ
1988-1990, Lecturer Hague
Acad of International
Law 1987 & 1997,
Judge International Court
of Justice at the Hague
Malagasy Acad of
& Arts since 1974. MD
JURECO: legal, economic
and financial databank
1986-1990. Editor “Lettre mensuelle de Jureco” 1986-1988.
Sec-Gen Malagasy Legal
Studies Soc. Dr
(hons causa) Univs of
Limoges, Strasbourg, and
Montesquieu (2005). Rcvd:
Cdr National Order of
Madagascar, Knt of the
Madagascar Order of
Merit, Officer of the
National Order of Mali,
etc. m. H.E.
October 1942), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCO in Paris 2002-2007, Snr Lecturer at Univ of Antananarivo, Assoc Researcher Inst of Civilisations and Museum of the Univ of Antananarivo, Hon Mbr Malagasy Acad of Sciences, Literature & Arts, Mbr Haut Conseil de la Francophonie since 2004, Acad des Sciences d’Outre-Mer (France) since 2004, rcvd: GC National Order of Madagascar, daughter of Henri Rafaralahy, by his wife, Rose Ramanitra, daughter of Razafindramanitra. He had issue, three sons and two daughters:
Ndriana Ranjeva, educ. Coll St Antoine Antananarivo, Coll Saint Antoine, Phalsbourg, Lorraine, Inst de Droit des Affaires Aix en Provence, and Inst Supérieur des Etudes Comptables Aix en Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France. Financial Analyst with the World Bank in Zagreb, Croatia. m. Valérie Raveloson. He has issue, two daughters.
Hery Frédéric Ranjeva.
Bozy Riana Ranjeva, educ. Lycée Français des Pays-Bas Vincent van Gogh, the Hague, Netherlands, and the Univ Aix-en-Provence (BA), France. m. Marc Olivier Ratsisalovanina. She has issue.
Jean Ranjeva. Engineer.
(anciens du Bahut). m.
General H.E. Marcel
Ranjeva Razanakombana. b.
at Antananarivo, 15th
January 1944, educ.
Univ of Paris, Sorbonne, l’Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, Coëtquidan, l’Ecole d’Application d’Infanterie, Montpellier, l’Ecole d’Etat-Major, l’Ecole Supérieure de Guerre et Cours Supérieur Interarmées, and l’Inst des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale, France. Dir of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Defence 1976-1982, Dir of Military Ops in the Ministry of Agriculture 1982-1986, Cdt Antsirabe Militaray Acad 1986-1992, Sec-Gen Tobacco Office 1992-1995, Military COS to the Presdt. 1995-1996, Minister for the Armed Forces 1996-2002, and for Foreign Affairs since 2002. Mbr Assoc des Anciens Elèves de Coëtquidan. Rcvd: GC of the Order of the Republic of Madagascar 2nd class, GO of the Order of the Legion of Honour (2006), and Officer of the National Order of Merit of France. m. Dr Michèle Rajaonera, Surgeon and Dir of Health with the American Peace Corps. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
Hari Ranjeva. Settled in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Miora Nathalie Ranjeva. Settled in Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. m. and has issue, two sons:
1849 (s/o Rabodo).
He d. 1862.
1854 (s/o Rabodo).
Ra-Isolo. b. 1855
He d. 1856.
Ratsisalovanina. She had
issue, one daughter.
She had issue, one
Ramboatiana. He had issue, a son:
Prince (Printsy) Ratrimo. He had
issue, four sons and one daughter:
Prince (Printsy) Ramboa.
Prince (Printsy) Ramamba.
Prince (Printsy) Andriamadio. He
Colonel Prince (Printsy)
Rafito, of Anosimiarinimerina. He
was k. in battle against
the Tanosy, at Fort Dauphin,
Prince (Printsy) Rafaralahy. He
had issue, two sons:
Prince (Printsy) Razafimbelona (d/o
Ranivoarondriana). m. Ralisy. He
had issue, three daughters:
A son or daughter, who had issue:
Andriantsiamba, of Hiarandriana.
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