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Liliuokalani of Hawaii

Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii (September 2, 1838 - November 11, 1917), originally named Lydia Liliuokalani and later named Lydia K. Dominis, was the last monarch of the kingdom of Hawaii.

On September 16, 1862, she married John Owen Dominis[?], who became Governor of O'ahu[?] and Maui. They had no children; Lili'uokalani's heiress for several years was her niece Victoria Ka'iulani[?] (1875 - 1899), although Ka'iulani predeceased her.

Lili'uokalani inherited the throne from her brother Kalakaua[?] on January 17, 1891, and was deposed in 1893 or 1894. She was arrested on January 16, 1895, when firearms were found in the gardens of her home, although she denied knowing that they were there. She was thereafter confined to Iolani Palace[?].

She was also an author and songwriter. Her book Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen[?] told the history of her country.

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