List of rulers of Asante

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The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people's ethnic group.wikipedia
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Kumasi

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The Asantehene is also the titular ruler of Kumasi, capital of Ashanti.
The ruler of Kumasi, known as the Asantehene, also served as ruler of the Confederacy,with their 1701 victory over Denkyira the Asante confederacy became the primary state among the Ashantis.

Ashanti people

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The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people's ethnic group.
Ashanti political power combines Ashanti King Asantehene Asantehene Osei Tutu II as the absolute ruler and political head of the Ashantis and Ashantis homeland Ashanti, with Ashanti semi-one-party state representative NPP, and since Ashanti (and the Kingdom of Ashanti) state political union with Ghana, the Ashanti remain largely influential.

Osei Kofi Tutu I

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The Ashanti royal house traces its line to the Oyoko (an Abusua, meaning "clan") Abohyen Dynasty of Nana Twum and the Beretuo Dynasty of Osei Tutu Opemsoo, who formed the Empire of Ashanti in 1701 and was crowned Asantehene (King of all Ashanti).
The Empire of Asante was officially formed in 1701 and Osei Tutu was crowned Asantehene (King of all Ashanti).

Ashanti Empire

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The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people's ethnic group.
At the top of Ashanti's power structure sat the Asantehene, the King of Ashanti.

Prempeh I

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In 1926, the British permitted the repatriation of Prempeh I – whom they had exiled to the Seychelles in 1896 – and allowed him to adopt the title Kumasehene, but not Asantehene.
Prempeh I (Otumfuo Nana Prempeh I, 18 December 1870 – 12 May 1931) was the thirteenth king ruler of the Asante state of the Kingdom of Ashanti and the Asante Oyoko Abohyen Dynasty.

Golden Stool

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The Asantehene is traditionally enthroned on a golden stool known as the Sika 'dwa, and the office is sometimes referred to by this name.
The Golden Stool is carried to the king on a pillow, as only the Asantehene himself is allowed to handle it.

Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II

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The current Asantehene is Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, born Nana Kwaku Dua, who ascended as the 16th Asante king in April 1999.
Osei Tutu II (born 6 May 1950) is the 16th Asantehene and has been in power since 26 April 1999.

Opoku Ware I

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Opoku Ware I (1700–1750) was the Asantehene - the ruler of the Ashanti - from the Oyoko clan of the now-disbanded Ashanti Confederacy which occupied parts of what is now Ghana.

Kwaku Dua I

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1797 – 27 April 1867) was the eighth Asantehene of the Kingdom of Ashanti from 25 August 1834 until his death.

Osei Bonsu

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Osei Bonsu (1779 – 21 January 1824) was the Asantehene (King of the Ashanti).

Osei Kwame Panyin

Osei Kwame Panyin was the ruler of the Ashanti Empire (located in present-day Ghana) from 1777 to 1801, holding the title of Asantehene.

Osei Yaw Akoto

1800 – 21 February 1834), was the seventh King of the Kingdom of Ashanti (King of the Ashanti) reigning from 1824 to King Asantehene Osei Yaw Akoto death on 21 February 1834.

Kofi Karikari

Kofi KakariKing Karikari
1837–c. 1884) was the tenth King of the Kingdom of Ashanti, and grandnephew of Kwaku Dua I, whose sudden death in April 1867 sparked internal strife about the succession.

Mensa Bonsu

Mensa Bonsu Kumaa
1840 – c. 1896) was the tenth king of the Kingdom of Ashanti, from 1874 until his forced abdication on 8 March 1883.

Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II

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1892 – 27 May 1970), was the 14th Asantehene, or king of the Ashanti (Ruler of the Asante), reigning from 22 June 1931 to 27 May 1970.

Opoku Ware II

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Otumfuo Opoku Ware II (30 November 1919 – 26 February 1999) was the 15th Asantehene.

Manhyia Palace

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The Manhyia (Akan language meaning Oman - gathering of the town's people) Palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence.

Kusi Obodom

Absolute monarchy

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The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people's ethnic group.

Ethnic group

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The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people's ethnic group.

Dynasty

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The Ashanti royal house traces its line to the Oyoko (an Abusua, meaning "clan") Abohyen Dynasty of Nana Twum and the Beretuo Dynasty of Osei Tutu Opemsoo, who formed the Empire of Ashanti in 1701 and was crowned Asantehene (King of all Ashanti).

Abusua

Oyoko
The Ashanti royal house traces its line to the Oyoko (an Abusua, meaning "clan") Abohyen Dynasty of Nana Twum and the Beretuo Dynasty of Osei Tutu Opemsoo, who formed the Empire of Ashanti in 1701 and was crowned Asantehene (King of all Ashanti).

Ghana

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The Ashanti Empire and Confederacy comprised part of present-day Ashantiland (southern Ghana) and portions of present-day eastern Côte d'Ivoire between the 17th and 20th centuries.

Ivory Coast

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The Ashanti Empire and Confederacy comprised part of present-day Ashantiland (southern Ghana) and portions of present-day eastern Côte d'Ivoire between the 17th and 20th centuries.

Heir presumptive

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Osei Tutu II was one of seven descendants who were eligible to the heir presumptive.