The last reigning monarch of the Hawai'ian Islands, she became Queen of Hawai'i upon the death of her brother, King KalÄkaua I, in 1891. She reigned for just under two years and was then overthrown in 1893 by a group in the white business community led by Sanford Dole, cousin of pineapple magnate James Dole...See full bio »
One adopted child, born John Dominis Aimoku (b.1883), was the illegitimate son of John Owen Dominis, her husband, later the Prince Consort of the Hawaiian Islands, by his mistress Mary Purdy Lamiki Aimoku. John Owen Dominis died in 1891, and John Dominis Aimoku was subsequently adopted in 1910 by Queen Liliuokalani, who upon adoption, changed his name to John Aimoku Dominis.
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