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President Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the first U.S. President to be elected having been born in Hawaii. He was born on the island of Oahu and spent much of his youth living in Honolulu. Living in Hawaii with such a diversity of cultures and ethnic acceptance he says has helped shape his world view, and the values he holds most dear.

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King David Kalakaua

King Kalakaua was Hawaiis last reigning King. Known as The Merrie Monarch, Kalakaua revived elements of Hawaiian culture which had nearly been forgotten. These included the ancient Hawaiian martial art of Lua and the dance of Hula. He also constructed Iolani Palace.

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King Lunalilo

As Hawaiis first ruler to be elected to the throne, King Lunalilo was the most liberal of Hawaiis leaders but due to health reasons he had the shortest reign. He is known as “The People’s King”.

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Bernice Pauahi Bishop

As a great-granddaughter of King Kamehameha I and last heir to the Kamehameha Dynasty, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop is one of the most important women in the Kingdom of Hawaii’s history.

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Queen Liliuokalani

Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii and was Hawaii’s only Queen Regent. Today her legacy lives on through the Queen Lilioukalani Childrens Trust which helps Hawaiis orphan and destitute children have been carried out by her estate for over 100 years.

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Princess Kaiulani

As the last Hawaiian princess and heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii, Princess Kaiulani was renown for her beauty, intelligence, and determination to restore the Hawaiian monarchy.

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Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku is one of the most influential athletes in Hawaii’s history. A world champion swimmer and surfer, he actually introduced the world to the royal Hawaiian pastime of surfing.