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1758 ca1819, May
the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii. A statue of him was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C. by the state of Hawaii as one of two statues it is entitled to give. Accounts of Kamehameha I's birth vary but sources place his birth between 1736 and , with historian Ralph Simpson Kuykendall believing it to be between 1748 - 1761. An early source is thought to imply a 1758 dating due to the significance of the date matching a visit from Halley's Comet and being close to the age Francisco de Paula MarĂ­n estimated. This dating, however, does not work for many well-known accounts of the subject such as being a warrior with his uncle, Kalani'opu'u or being of age to produce his first children.
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Isaac Davis
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Kamehameha II
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