BUGANDA

 

The Abalasangeye Dynasty

GENEALOGY

Note: It has not always been possible to identify the gender of a large number sons and daughters of former Kabakas. They have therefore been included amongst the sons using the abbreviation "Pr." Instead of Prince (Omulangira) or Princess (Omumbejja) and "c/o" instead of s/o or d/o.
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1300 - 13xx Kabaka Kato Kintu Kakulukuku, Kabaka of Buganda, a descendant of Buganda Ntege Walusimbi Wanga Laba Wuuyo Nansangwawo Beene, Kabaka of Muwaana. b. at Bukasa, Ssese Islands, son of Kagona, by his wife, Namukana. He attacked and killed Bemba, after he had taken control of Muwaana but then become despotic and alienated his subjects. Kisutu, the rightful ruler of Muwaana, then voluntarily surrendered his Ssemagulu (throne) to Kintu, who then founded Buganda, naming his new kingdom after their common ancestor, Buganda Ntege Walusimbi. Established his capital at Nnono, Busujju. m. Nambi Nantuttulu, his chief wife, daughter of Bakazirwendo, of the Ngeye clan. He d. at the age of thirty years (bur. Nono), having had issue, four sons and a daughter:
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13xx - 13xx Kabaka Chwa I Nabakka Wunyi Walusembe, Kabaka of Buganda, youngest son of Kabaka Kato Kintu Kakulukuku, Kabaka of Buganda, by his wife, Nambi Nantuttulu. Succeeded on the death of his father. Establsihed his capital at Bigo Hill. Abdicated and settled at Bala, Magonga county. m. (first) Abakyala Naku, the Kaddulubaale (m. second, Sebwana, Regent after the death of Kabaka Chwa), daughter of Walusembe of the Ffumbe clan. m. (second) Nakiwala, daughter of Semwanga, of the Donge clan. He is said to have dissappeared at Davula, having had issue, one son:
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13xx - 1374 Interregnum under the Prime Ministers Walusimbi and his successor, Sebwana.
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* According to legend he was abandoned by his mother, the Queen of Winyi of Bunyoro and dispatched into a river. He was rescued and became a cowherd, before being recognised, taken to Buganda and proclaimed as Kabaka. In actuality, however, Kimera seems to have been of unknown origin and the founder of an entirely new dynasty.
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1374 - 1404 Kabaka Kimera Walusembe, Kabaka of Buganda. b. at Kibulala, Bunyoro, only son of Prince Kalemera, by Lady Wannyana, the supposed chief wife of his uncle, King Winyi of Bunyoro. Chosen while still a child by the chiefs and people of Buganda, who had grown tired of the rule of Sebwana, the Regent and Prime Minister. Established his capital at Masanafu Hill. m. (first) Nabukalu, daughter of Ndugwa, of the Lugave clan. m. (second) Nakku, daughter of Walusembe, of the Ffumbe clan, sometime Katikiro. m. (third) Namagembe, daughter of Kayira, of the Mbogo clan. He was k. ca. 1404 (clubbed to death while hunting) by his grandson (bur. Kanzine, Mulume County, and reburied at Lunyo in 1869), having had issue, two sons:
 
1404 - 1434 Kabaka Tembo Kiride, Kabaka of Buganda, only surviving son of Prince Lumansi, by his wife, Natembo. Killed his grandfather and seized the throne, ca. 1404. Established his capital at Ntinda Hill. He went mad during the latter years of his reign. m. Najemba, daughter of Semwanga, of the Donge clan. He d. at Busiro (bur. Katikamu), having had issue, two sons and a daughter:
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1434 - 1464 Kabaka Sewanaku Kigala Mukabya Kasungubu, Kabaka of Buganda (first time) - see below.
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1464 - 14xx Kabaka Kiyimba Ntege, Kabaka of Buganda, son of Kabaka Sewanaku Kigala Mukabya Kasungubu, Kabaka of Buganda, by his wife, Nabukalu Nabuto. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, ca. 1464. m. (first) Bamuggya, daughter of Kisuule, of the Njjaza clan. m. (second) Gwojanjaba, daughter of Gunju, of the Butiko clan. He d.s.p. at Mpumudde (bur. Lukwangu, Busiro Co.).
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1434-1464 & 14xx - 1494 Kabaka Sewanaku Kigala Mukabya Kasungubu, Kabaka of Buganda. b. at Busiro, eldest son of Kabaka Tembo Kiride, Kabaka of Buganda, by his wife, Najemba. Succeeded on the death of his father, ca. 1434. Established his capital at Kitala Hill. Abdicated in favour of his son, Kiyimba, ca. 1464. Resumed the throne after his death. He went blind shortly after his accession. reigned under the regency of his Prime Ministers. m. (first) Nabukalu Nabuto, daughter of Natigo, of the Lugave clan. m. (second) Nakawuka, daughter of Senfuma, of the Mamba clan. m. (third) Nakimera (d.s.p.), daughter of Masembe, of the Nsenene clan. m. (fourth) Nakku (d.s.p.), daughter of Walusembe, of the Ffumbe clan. m. (fifth) Nakyobula, daughter of Mbajja, of the Mamba clan. m. (sixth) Nawampamba, daughter of Gunju, of the Butiko clan. He d. in extreme old age, at Manja (bur. there), having had issue, nine sons:
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1494 - 1524 Kabaka Kayima Sendikadiwa, Kabaka of Buganda, son of Prince Wampamba, by his first wife, Lady Nakiyama. Succeeded on the death of his grandfather, ca. 1494. Established his capital at Nanziga Hill. m. (first) at Nanziga, Nababinge, daughter of Wampona, of the Mamba clan. m. (second) Naddogo, daughter of Kasujja, of the Ngeye clan. He was k. in battle against Chief Bwakamba of Nyendo, at Sunga, ca. 1524 (bur. Kibona), having had issue, two sons:
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1524 - 1554 Kabaka Nakibinge Kagali, Kabaka of Buganda, eldest son of Kabaka Kayima Sendikadiwa, Kabaka of Buganda, son of Prince Wampamba, by his first wife, Lady Nakiyama. Succeeded on the death of his father, ca. 1524. Established his capital at Bumbu Hill. m. (first) at Nanziga, Nababinge. m. (first) Nabitaba (d.s.p.), daughter of Ndugwa, of the Lugave clan. m. (second) Najjemba, daughter of Semwanga, of the Donge clan. m. (third) Nalunga (d.s.p.), daughter of Lusundo, of the Nvuma clan. m. (fourth) Abakyala Namulondo, the Naabagareka, sister of Gunju, of the Butiko clan. m. (fifth) Nasuna, daughter of Nankere, of the Mamba clan. m. (sixth) Abakyala Bukirwa, the Nanzigu, daughter of Sekayiba, of the Mbogo clan. m. (seventh) Abakyala Nannono (d. at Bumbu, after 1554), regent after the death of her husband for a period of eighteen months, daughter of Seggirinya, of the Dgo clan. m. (eighth) Kabejja. He was k. in battle against the Banyoro, at Busaja, ca. 1554 (bur. Kitinda), having had issue, four sons and two daughters:
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1554 - 1555 Interregnum under the regency of Abakyala Nannono, pending the birth of her posthumous child.
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1555 - 15xx Kabaka Mulondo Sekaja, Kabaka of Buganda, eldest surviving son of Kabaka Nakibinge Kagali, Kabaka of Buganda, by his fourth wife, Abakyala Namulondo, the Naabagareka. Elected on the death of his father, and after the regency of his step-mother expired on the birth of her daughter, ca. 1555. Established his capital at Mitwebiri Hill. m. as his only wife, Nakku (d. at Buswauli, near Kongoje, after 1614), daughter of Naserenga, of the Ffumbe clan. He d. at the Kiryokyembi Palace, Mitwibiri (bur. Gombe, Bulemezi Co.), having had issue, three sons:
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15xx - 1584 Kabaka Jemba Busungwe, Kabaka of Buganda, son of Kabaka Nakibinge Kagali, Kabaka of Buganda, by his second wife, Najjemba. Succeeded on the death of his elder half-brother. Established his capital at Mubango Hill. m. (first) Nabanja, daughter of Kayira, of the Mbogo clan. m. (second) Nakazi, daughter of Gabunga, of the Mamba clan. m. (third) at Mubango, Nanfuka (bur. at Lugi), daughter of Kasuja, of the Ngeye clan. He d. at the Bagambamunyoro Palace, Mugango, Busiro Co., ca. 1584 (bur. Gombe, Bulemezi Co.), having had issue, four sons:
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1584 - 1614 Kabaka Suna I Kisolo, Kabaka of Buganda, son of Kabaka Nakibinge Kagali, Kabaka of Buganda, by his fifth wife, Nasuna. Succeeded on the death of his elder half-brother, ca. 1584. Established his capital at Jimbo Hill. m. (first) Nakigo, daughter of Walusembe, of the Ffumbe clan. m. (second) Nalugwa, daughter of Lwomwa, of the Ndiga clan. He d. in middle-age, at his capital at Jimbo, ca. 1614 (bur. Gombe, Bulemezi Co.), having had issue:
 
1614 - 16xx Kabaka Sekamanya Kisolo, Kabaka of Buganda, youngest son of Kabaka Mulondo Sekaja, Kabaka of Buganda, by his only wife, Nakku. Succeeded on the death of his uncle, ca. 1614. Established his capital at Kongoje Hill. m. Abakyala Nabuso, Naabagareka (m. second, Kabaka Kimbugwe Kamegere, Kabaka of Buganda - see below), daughter of Gunju, of the Butiko clan. He d. at the Kiryokyembe Palace, Kongoje (bur. bur. Gombe, Bulemezi Co.), having had issue:
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