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 – Rasoherina of Madagascar

Rasoherina was born in 1814 as the daughter of Prince Andriantsalamanandriana and Princess Rafaramanjaka. She married Raharolahy, a statesman when she was young, but they divorced in 1847. That same year, she remarried to Rakoto, the future King Radama II. He succeeded his mother in 1861, and she was crowned as his Queen consort. Just two years later, [read more]