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Keaweaweulaokalani

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Keaweaweʻulaokalani is a name shared by two short-lived princes and heirs to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Both were named after their father Kamehameha III. In Hawaiian, the name means "the red trail of heaven", signifying the roadway by which the god descends from heaven.

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Keaweaweʻulaokalani I
Prince of Hawaii
Born 1839
Died 1839
House House of Kamehameha
Father Kamehameha III
Mother Kalama

Keaweaweʻulaokalani I (1839–1839) was the eldest son of Kamehameha III and his queen consort Kalama Hakaleleponi-i-Kapakuhaili. The baby boy was named after his father whose full name was Keaweaweʻula Kiwalaʻo Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa Kalani Waiakua Kalanikau Iokikilo Kiwalaʻo i ke kapu Kamehameha. The royal suffix o-Kalani was added in to signified this Prince of Heaven.

The young Prince Keawe died shortly after his birth. His death left Kamehameha III again childless. His younger brother, Keaweaweʻulaokalani II, would not be born until 1842.

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Keaweaweʻulaokalani II
Prince of Hawaii
Born January 14, 1842
Died February 1842
House House of Kamehameha
Father Kamehameha III
Mother Kalama

Keaweaweʻulaokalani II (1842–1842) was the second son of Kamehameha III and his queen consort Kalama Hakaleleponi-i-Kapakuhaili. The baby boy was the namesake of his father and his brother.

Initially given in hānai to Kalākua Kaheiheimālie, he was instead adopted or hānai by his grand aunt, Kekāuluohi and her husband Kanaʻina when the old governess of Maui died not three days after his birth. The King promised that he would be sent to the Chiefs' Children's School once he was weaned and could walk. He soon developed a fever and died, at the age of only 31 days. Dr. Baldwin of Lahaina was convinced that the child was killed by traditional medicinal treatment.

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