on of King Kamehameha I & Keopuolani succeeding the throne from his father on May 20, 1819, taking the title of Kamehameha II. He overthrew the old kapu and allowed men & women to eat together and announced to destroy the old heiau temples and the overthrow of ancient idols
He married his sister Princess Kamamalu, but they had no children. He had gone to England for the good of his country, but unfortunately died there on July 14, 1824 together with his Queen, Kamamalu who died on July 8, 1824. King William IV, then reigning over Great Britain had their bodies conveyed to the islands by Captain Lord Byron.
His brother, Prince Kauikeaouli succeded him and became King Kamehameha III.