MADAGASCAR

The Merina (or Hova) Dynasty

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King Andriambelomasina, King of Avaradrano and Imerinatsimo, had further issue:
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1770 - 1787 King Andrianjafynandriamanitra [Andrianjafinjanahary], King of Avaradrano and Imerinatsimo, eldest son of King Andriambelomasina, King of Avaradrano and Imerinatsimo, by his first wife, Queen Rasoherimananitany [Rasoherina]. Appointed as Heir Apparent by his father. Succeeded on the death of his father, ca. 1770. Weary of the cares of government, he left state affairs to his courtiers and favourites, who took advantage of his weakness to amass fortunes for themselves and alienated his subjects. Deposed by Prince Ramboasalamarazaka during an absence from the capital. Retreated to Ilafy after failing to retake the town. Attempted to retake Ambohimanga several times over a period of seven years, but failed each time. m. Ranavalondrajaka, of Illafy. He was k. (strangled) by adherents of Prince Ramboasalamarazaka, at Ilafy, 1790 (bur. secretly in a nearby rice pit), having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
  • 1) Prince (Printsy) Ralaitokana I. b. at Rovan' Antananarivo, ca. 1780. He d. at an advanced age, at Antananarivo, 1850, having had issue, several sons.
  • 2) Prince (Printsy) Ratsiantahana I.
  • 1) Queen Ratsimiantahanasoa [Ratsimala]. m. (first) 1776, as his second wife, King Andrianamboatsimarofy, King of Imerinatsimo (d. at Fenoarivo, 1796), son of Princess Ramananimerina, daughter of King Andrianmbalohery, King of Antananarivo, by whom she had issue - see Madagascar (Imerinatsimo). m. (second) ca. 1797, King Imboasalama Andrianampoinimerina, King of Imerina (b. at Kaloy, 1740; d. at Antananarivo, 1810), son of Andriamiaramanjaka, of Anjafy and Kaloy, by his wife, Princess Ranavalonandriambelomasina, daughter of King Andriambelomasina, King of Avaradrano - see below.
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IMERINA 1 IMERINA 2 IMERINA 3 IMERINA 4
IMERINA 5 IMERINA 6 IMERINA 8 IMERINA 9
IMAROVATANA IMERINATSIMO MADAGASCAR 1 MADAGASCAR 2
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