This Day In History - Liliuokalani Becomes Last Queen of Hawaii 1891

Liliuokalani Becomes Last Queen of Hawaii 1891

Friday, January 29, 2021

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Event Description

Following the death of her brother, King Kalakaua, Liliuokalani became the last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii at the time of her reign was struggling with changing political and business interests and Liliuokalani continued to advocate for a traditional Monarchy.

When the Islands were organized into a U.S. territory in 1900 Liliuokalani spentmuch of the remainder of her life in the United States, where she unsuccessfully petitioned the federal government for compensation for seized property and other losses.

Event Location

Hawaii, United States