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Kumasi Dynasty

Bibliography:

McCaskie, T. C., State and Society in Pre-Colonial Asante (Cambridge, 1995).Wilks, I., Asante in the Nineteenth Century (2nd edn., Cambridge, 1989).

1701–1717

Osei Tutu (chief of Kumasi in modern Ghana c.1680; king of Ashanti 1701)

1717–1750

Opoku Ware (grandnephew)

1750–1764

Kusi Obodom (grandnephew of Osei Tutu)

1764–1777

Osei Kwadwo (nephew)

1777–1803

Osei Kwame (grandnephew; deposed, died 1804)

1803–1804

Opoku Fofie (brother)

1804–1823

Osei Bonsu (brother)

1823–1834

Osei Yaw (brother)

1834–1867

Kwaku Dua I (nephew)

1867–1874

Kofi Kakari (grandnephew; deposed, died 1884)

1874–1883

Mensa Bonsu (brother; deposed, died 1896)

1884

Kwaku Dua II (nephew; interregnum 1884–8)

1888–1896

Kwaku Dua III (brother; deposed, died 1931; British rule of Ashanti)


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