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Caesar Kapaʻakea
High Chief of Hawaii
Spouse Analea Keohokālole
Issue
High Chief Moses
Prince James Kaliokalani
King David Kalākaua
Queen Lydia Liliʻuokalani
Princess Anna Kaʻiulani
Princess Kaiminaauao
Princess Miriam Likelike
Prince William Pitt Leleiohoku
High Chief Kinini
Full name
Kaisera (Caesar) Kaluaiku Kapaʻakea
House House of Kalākaua
Father High Chief Kamanawa II
Mother Chiefess Kamokuiki
Born c. 1815
Kuiaha, Maui, Hawaiʻi
Died November 13, 1866
Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi
Burial Mauna ʻAla Royal Mausoleum

Caesar Kaluaiku Kapaʻakea (1815–1866) was a Hawaiian chief who was the patriarch of the House of Kalākaua that ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii during the last of its days.

Kapaʻakea was born in Kuiaha, Maui, about 1815. His Christian name was spelled several different ways, such as "Ceaser" in the state archives,[1] or "Kaisera" in the style of the Hawaiian language. His father was High Chief Kamanawa II and mother was Kamokuiki. He was a great grandson of one of the five Kona chiefs who supported Kamehameha I in his uprising against Kiwalao, Kame'eiamoku, one of the royal twins on the Coat of Arms of Hawaii. His family was relatively of high rank and reputation until it was tarnished in 1840 when his father murdered his mother and was consequently hanged. In the Great Mahele of 1848, he received few lands parceled out to the ali'i or high chiefs.[2] His siblings were the High Chief Joel Mahoe and the High Chiefess Kekahili.

He married the High Chiefess Analea Keohokālole in 1835. She was of a higher rank than he. They were cousins and their union was considered sacred because of their close blood relationship. He and Keohokālole had over 10 children although several died young. He was father of James Kaliokalani, future King David Kalākaua, future Queen Liliʻuokalani, Anna Kaʻiulani, Kaiminaauao, Likelike and Leleiohoku. Each of his children were hanai or adopted by different noble families. Liliʻuokalani was given to Abner Paki and Laura Konia. Kaliokalani was given to his maternal grandfather Aikanaka. Kalākaua was given to the Chiefess Haʻaheo. Leleiohoku was given to the Princess Ruth Keelikolani. Kaʻiulani was given to the Princess Kekauonohi. Kaiminiaauao was given to Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama. Likelike was given to family in Kona.

He served in the House of Nobles from April 4, 1845 to his death and Privy Council from 1846.[1] He served Kamehameha III, Kamehameha IV and Kamehameha V. Kapaʻakea died November 13, 1866, aged 51 years, at Honolulu, Oahu. He was buried in the Kalākaua Crypt of the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Kapaakea, Ceaser office record". state archives digital collections. state of Hawaii. http://archives1.dags.hawaii.gov/gsdl/collect/governme/index/assoc/HASH9029/761bec85.dir/Kapaakea,%20Ceaser.jpg. Retrieved 2009-11-24.  
  2. ^ Kahana: How the Land Was Lost By Robert H. Stauffer. Page 61
  3. ^ All about Hawaii. Published 1910. University of Michigan. Page 107

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