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Kamehameha I' (Hawaiian pronunciation: [kəmehəˈmɛhə]; c. 1736? – May 8 or 14, 1819<ref name="Mookini">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>), also known as Kamehameha the Great, full Hawaiian name: Kalani Pai Wohi o Kaleikini Keali Kamehameha o Iolani i Kaiwikapu kau Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea, conquered the most of the Hawaiian Islands formally establishing the [[Kingdom of Hawaii|Kingdom of Hawai]] in 1810. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha preserved Hawai's independence under his rule. Kamehameha is remembered for the Kānāwai Māmalahoe, the "Law of the Splintered Paddle", which protects human rights of non-combatants in times of battle.


Kamehameha I sections
Intro  Birth and early life  Unification of Hawai\u02bbi  Ali\u02bbi Nui of the Hawaiian Islands  Later life  Family  References  Bibliography  External links  

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