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Ratu Epenisa Seru CakobauRatu Epenisa Seru Cakobau

BORN : 1815, Lakeba,Lau Island Group,Fiji
BAPTIZED : 30 APR 1854
DIED : FEB 1883

FATHER : Ratu Tanoa Visawaqa [ - 8 DEC 1852]
MOTHER : Adi Savusavu

PARTNER 1 : Adi Litia Samanunu
Union: 1839

  1. Adi Arieta Koila [1840 - 1887]
  2. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau [1842 - 1901]
  3. Adi Asenaca Kakua Vuikaba [1844 - ]
  4. Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua [1847 - 1888]
  5. Ratu Josefa Celua [ - 1886]

PARTNER 2 : Adi Salote Qalirea Kaunilotuna

  1. Ratu Sukuna Vana
  2. Ratu Viliame Bulikiveida
  3. Adi Lusiana Qolikoro



NOTES:
1st and last Tui Viti (King of Fiji) 1871/1874
6th Vunivalu of Bau 1852/1883
1st and last Tui Bau 1867/1869
President of the General Assembly, Confederacy of Independent Kingdoms of Viti 1865/1867, converted to Christianity in 1854, taking the name of Epenisa (Ebenezer); a Confederacy of Independent Kingdoms of Viti was established in 1865, with hi m as Chairman of the General Assembly, in 1869 the confederacy split into the Kingdom of Bau and the Confederation of Lau, with Cakobau assuming kingship of the former, he succeeded in creating a united Fijian kingdom in 1871, and established Levu ka as his capital, he ceded the Fijian islands to Britain in 1874 to counter a perceived American threat of annexation.



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