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List of monarchs of Eswatini

This article lists the monarchs (Ngwenyamas) of Eswatini (known as Swaziland for most of its history).

The King of Eswatini (also known as Ingwenyama) rules alongside the Queen Mother (also known as Ndlovukati). The role of the king has historically been as the head or father of the nation while the Queen Mother is the spiritual leader of the nation.[1]

Ancient Kings / Chiefs of the Swazi people (pre–1745)

  • Mkhulunkosi
  • Qomizitha
  • Sukuta
  • Madlasomo
  • Ndlovu
  • Ngwekati
  • Mawawa
  • Sidvwabasilutfuli
  • Sukumbili
  • Mbokane
  • Gebase
  • Kunene
  • Nkabingwe
  • Madlabane
  • Hhili
  • Dulunga
  • Dondobola
  • Sihuba
  • Mlangeni
  • Msimudze
  • Mbhondlo
  • Tembe
  • Sikhulumaloyo
  • Langa Samuketi
  • Nkomo: 1200–1300
  • Khabako: 1300–1355
  • Nkosi I: 1355–1400
  • Ngwane I: 1400–1435
  • Dlamini I (Matalatala): 1435–1465
  • Mswati I: 1480–1520
  • Ngwane II: 1520–1550
  • Dlamini II: 1555–1600
  • Nkosi II: 1600–1640
  • Mavuso I: 1645–1680
  • Magudulela: 1685–1685
  • Ludvonga I: 1685–1715
  • Dlamini III: 1720–1744

Kings of Swaziland (1745–1906)

Paramount Chiefs of the Swaziland Protectorate (1906–1968)

  • Labotsibeni Mdluli (Queen Regent): 31 March 1906 – 22 December 1921
  • Sobhuza II: 31 March 1906 – 2 September 1968 (assumed power on 22 December 1921)

Kings of Swaziland / Eswatini (1968–present)

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Sobhuza II(1899-07-22)22 July 1899 – 21 August 1982(1982-08-21) (aged 83)2 September 196821 August 1982†
(13 years, 353 days)
Son of Ngwane VHouse of DlaminiSobhuza II of Swaziland
Mswati III (1968-04-19) 19 April 1968 (age 55)25 April 1986Incumbent
(37 years, 355 days)
Son of Sobhuza IIHouse of DlaminiMswati III of Swaziland/Eswatini
"Authorized Person" during the minority of King Mswati III
Regents during the minority of King Mswati III


Ntfombi of EswatiniDzeliwe of EswatiniPrince Sozisa DlaminiMswati IIISobhuza II

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See also


  1. ^ Kuper, Hilda (1980). An African Aristocracy: Rank Among the Swazi. Africana Pub. ISBN 0841905819.
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