King Mpande kaSenzangakhona

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Synopsis:

fade King of the Zulu’s once he defeated Dingane with the help of the Voortrekkers. He reigned as King from 1840 to 1872 and was succeeded by Cetshwayo.

Title: 
King
First name: 
Mpande kaSenzangakhona
Date of birth: 
1798
Location of birth: 
Babanango, Zululand (now KwaZulu Natal)
Date of death: 
19 November 1872*
Location of death: 
Nodwengu in Zululand (now KwaZulu Natal)

Lives of Courage

Mpande was king of the Zulu nation from 1840 to 1872, making him the longest reigning Zulu king. He was a half-brother of Shaka and Dingane, who both preceded him as kings of the Zulu. He was born in Babanango, Zululand.


References:
• Mpande. Online encyclopedia. nationmaster.com
• Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds) (1970). Standard Encyclopedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 7, p. 626.
• Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.
• Mpande. Encyclopedia Article. encarta.msn.com
• Cohen, Y.A. (unknown). Man in adaptation: the cultural present (2nd ed). Google books online

Last updated : 17-Feb-2011

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011