Madagascar

Queens Regnant – Ranavalona III of Madagascar

The future Ranavalona III of Madagascar was born as Princess Razafindrahety as the daughter of  Andriantsimianatra and his wife, Princess Raketaka on 22 November 1861. When she was older, she was taken into the custody of her aunt, Queen Ranavalona II, who made sure that Razafindrahety was given a private education. At an unknown date, she [read more]

Madagascar

Queens Regnant – Ranavalona II of Madagascar

Princess Ramoma was born in 1829 as the daughter of Prince Razakaratrimo and his wife, Princess Rafarasoa Ramasindrazana. Like her cousin, Rasoherina, she was married to King Radama II, and she was widowed when he was assassinated in 1863. They had no children. Rasoherina succeeded Radama II as Queen of Madagascar, and she married Prime Minister Rainivoninahitriniony, [read more]

Madagascar

Queens Regnant – Ranavalona I of Madagascar

The future Queen Ranavalona was born as Princess Ramavo in 1778 as the daughter of Prince Andriantsalamanjaka and Princess Rabodonandriantompo. She was married to King Andrianampoinimerina’s heir, Prince Radama, and he declared that any child from their union would be the first in the line of succession. She thus had an elevated rank among the royal wives but [read more]