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(both: mōshwā`shwā), c.1786–1870, Sotho king. A remarkable leader, he was a superior military tactician and was able to unite several small groups into the Sotho nation. By the mid-1820s he ruled approximately 25,000 citizens. He permitted Christian missions and sought British aid against Afrikaner pressure from the Orange Free State (see Free StateFree State,
formerly Orange Free State, province (2011 pop. 2,745,590), 50,126 sq mi (129,825 sq km), E central South Africa. It was renamed Free State shortly after the 1994 post-apartheid constitution went into effect.
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). After the Afrikaners attacked (1865), he won protectorate status from Britain in 1868, maintaining the autonomy of the 125,000 Sotho. Moshoeshoe is considered the founding father of modern LesothoLesotho
, officially Kingdom of Lesotho, kingdom (2005 est. pop. 1,867,000), 11,720 sq mi (30,355 sq km), S Africa. It is an enclave within the Republic of South Africa. Maseru is the capital and largest city.
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, Moshoeshoe
died 1870, African chief, who founded the Basotho nation, now Lesotho
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During the 1830s, and often accompanied by his subordinate chief Moorosi, Moshoeshoe launched raids into Thembu territory (Ellenberger and MacGregor 1912).
Lesotho (then called Basotho) was created in the first half of the 19th century by King Moshoeshoe out of refugees fleeing social upheavals and drought.
Moshoeshoe died in 1870, a disappointed man, but also knowing that, if nothing else, Lesotho retained a modicum of separateness from its envious neighbour.
Of course, King Moshoeshoe of the Basotho Nation was not amused by this kind of "British protection".
This refers to the period in Basotho history immediately before Moshoeshoe came to power, abolished cannibalism and brought order, justice, and prosperity (Thompson 29-69).
1) Moshoeshoe (1786-1870), also spelled Mshweshwe, or Moshesh, whose real name was Lepoqo was regarded as the founder of the Sotho nation, called Basutoland by the British.
The Military Council that came into power granted executive powers to King Moshoeshoe II, who was until then a ceremonial monarch.
Moshoeshoe & Sonnenberg, in EXPERIENCES IN MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY, supra note 166, at 72.
In Ruttenburg's seeking an alternative model of understanding to the 'themed staging' of Levinasian philosophy, she used the term "synapse" (51) between the reader and character, and with Begging juxtaposing political/ criminal murder, testimony, German-South African observations, the history of the Sotho king Moshoeshoe as prefigure of Mandela, and sparring between husband-and-wife, Krog in intermittent discussion with an Australian academic says, "'How do I flee towards black, to use your term, if I have never cared to know what that means.
During a period of upheaval that scorched Southern Africa in the early 1800s, the chance of being murdered by marauding tribes was so great that King Moshoeshoe, the founder of Lesotho, shouted that greeting each morning at dawn.
It was incursions by Zulus during the early 19th century that led to local king Moshoeshoe bringing the region's tribes together as the Basotho people.