Mutesa II of Buganda

Mutesa II
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Mutesa II, late 1950s.
Kabaka of Buganda
Reign22 November 1939 – 21 November 1969
coronation19 November 1942 (at Buddo)
PredecessorDaudi Cwa II of Buganda
SuccessorMuwenda Mutebi II of Buganda
1st President of Uganda
Term9 October 1963 – 2 March 1966 (Deposed)
PredecessorElizabeth II
as Queen of Uganda
SuccessorMilton Obote
Born(1924-11-19)19 November 1924
Makindye, Uganda
Died21 November 1969(1969-11-21) (aged 45)
Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom
BurialKasubi Nabulagala
Consort1. Naabakyaala Damali Catherine Nnakawombe, the Naabagereka
2. Lady Edith Kasozi
3. Omubiitokati Beatrice Kabasweka
4. Lady Kate Ndagire
5. Naabakyaala Sarah Nalule
6. Muzaana Nalwooga
7. Lady Nesta M. Rugumayo
8. Lady Kaakako Rwanchwende
9. Lady Winifred Keihangwe
10. Lady Zibiah Wangari Ngatho
11. Lady Catherine Karungu
12. Lady Naome Nanyonga
13. Lady Margaret Nakato
Issue12 sons and 9 daughters
Full name
Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Muteesa II
HouseAbalasangeye dynasty
FatherDaudi Cwa II of Buganda
MotherAbakyala Irene Drusilla Namaganda

Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Muteesa II (19 November 1924 – 21 November 1969) was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 22 November 1939 until his death. He was the thirty-fifth Kabaka of Buganda and the first President of Uganda. The foreign press often referred to him as King Freddie, a name rarely used in Uganda.[citation needed]

Early life

Muteesa was born at the house of Albert Ruskin Cook in Makindye, Kampala, on 19 November 1924, the fifth son of Daudi Cwa II of Buganda KCMG KBE, Kabaka of Buganda, who reigned between 1897 and 1939. His mother was Lady Irene Drusilla Namaganda, of the Nte clan. He was educated at King's College Buddo, a prestigious school in Uganda.

Upon the death of his father on 22 November 1939, he was proclaimed Kabaka at the age of 15 and was installed outside the Lubiri at Mmengo on 26 November 1939. He reigned under a Council of Regents until he came of age and assumed full powers.[1]

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