Sobhuza II


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Sobhuza II

(sōbo͞o`zə), 1899–1982, king of Swaziland (1921–82). He became paramount chief of the Swazi in 1921, after a 22-year regency, and was recognized as king by Great Britain when Swaziland was granted (1967) internal self-government. He continued to reign after Swaziland became independent in 1968. In 1973 he repealed the 1968 constitution, assuming supreme power.
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Sobhuza II ruled by decree until 2006, when the country implemented its first constitution in over 30 years.
King Sobhuza II ruled Swaziland for an incredible 82 years from December 12, 1899 to August 21, 1982.
El rey Sobhuza II, conocido desde 1921 como el "leon"-cabeza de la nacion swazi, solicito en 1956 la restitucion de sus derechos sobre las riquezas mineras, que fue rechazada por la autoridad colonial.
In recent weeks, an online campaign has tried to rally support for the protests, which come 38 years after the current Swazi king's father, King Sobhuza II, banned political parties and abandoned the country's constitution.
His dad, King Sobhuza II, who led Swaziland to independence from Britain in 1968, had 70 wives when he died in 1982.
King Sobhuza II was Ngwenyama (the Lion) of Swaziland from 1921 to 1982, keeping the nation and culture of the Swazi alive.
The present monarch, King Mswati III, ascended the throne in 1986 at the age of 18, succeeding his father King Sobhuza II, a much loved and respected man who was also the world's longest reigning monarch, ruling from 1921 to 1982.
Mswati was schooled in Britain until the death in 1982 of his father Sobhuza II, who ruled Swaziland for 61 years, overseeing independence from Britain in 1967, and had 60 wives.
Swaziland became an independent Kingdom, headed by King Sobhuza II, and a member of the Commonwealth on September 6 1968.
In the 1960s, King Sobhuza II appeared to have also influenced the evolution of the book because he wanted a clarification of his grandfather's role in the land concessions of the 1870s and 1880s.
Padilla cuenta la historia del lugar, la vida y especialmente la idea de poder --de la encarnacion del poder-- en la ciudad de Mbabane, a partir de la muerte del rey Sobhuza II, fallecido durante un caluroso verano.