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TITLE: Omugabe RELIGION:
STATE: Uganda DYNASTY: Bahinda
   
PRESENT RULER: Prince Charles Rwebishengye Aryaija Ntomi ya Rugazinda
born 1991, installed as Crown Prince on 23rd October 2011, educated at Uganda Christian University, Mukono studying for a bachelorís degree in Social Work and Social Administration.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Parent state called Nkore, was founded around 1447, it absorbed a number of other states in 1901 to form Ankole. The Kingdom was abolished on 8th September 1967 and restored 24th July 1993. Rulers were...
  1. Omugabe RUHINDA Nyabugaro, son of Wamara, the last Bachwzi King, married and had issue He lived around 1447.
    • Omugabe Nkuba ya Ramana (qv)

  2. Omugabe NKUBA, married and had issue.
    • Omugabe Nyaika (qv)

  3. Omugabe NYAIKA, married and had issue.
    • Omugabe Ntare I Nyabugaro Bwera (qv)

  4. Omugabe NTARE I Nyabugaro Bwera, married and had issue. He lived mid 16th cty.
    • Omugabe Rushango (qv)

  5. Omugabe RUSHANGO, married and had issue. He lived late 16th cty.
    • Omugabe Ntare II Kagwejeayerera Mishange (qv)

  6. Omugabe NTARE II Kagwejeayerera Mishange. He lived in the early 17th cty.

  7. Omugabe NTARE III Rugamba N'amaju, married and had issue. He lived mid 17th cty.
    • Omugabe Kasasira (qv)

  8. Omugabe KASASIRA, married and had issue. He lived mid to late 17th cty.
    • Omugabe Kitera (qv)
    • Omugabe Rumongye (qv)

  9. Omugabe KITERA Kyabahutu, he lived late 17th cty.

  10. Omugabe RUMONGYE, married and had issue. He lived late 17th cty.
    • Omugabe Mirindi (qv)

  11. Omugabe MIRINDI, 11th Omugabe of Nkore -/ca1699, married and had issue.
    • Omugabe Ntare IV Kitabanyoro (qv)

  12. Omugabe NTARE IV Kitabanyoro, 12th Omugabe of Nkore ca1699/1727, he invaded Bweera in 1727, married and had issue. He died 1727.
    • Omugabe Machwa (qv)
    • Prince Buzuga
    • Prince Murali
    • Prince Kakonko

  13. Omugabe MACWA, 13th Omugabe of Nkore 1727/1755, married and had issue.
    • Omugabe Rwabirere (qv)
    • Omugabe Karara (qv)
    • Omugabe Karaiga (qv)
    • Omugabe Kahaya I (qv)

  14. Omugabe RWAKIBIRERE, 14th Omugabe of Nkore

  15. Omugabe KARAARA, 15th Omugabe of Nkore

  16. Omugabe KARAIGA [?Kayungu], 16th Omugabe of Nkore

  17. Omugabe KAHAYA I Nyamwanga, 17th Omugabe of Nkore 1755/1783, married and had issue. He died about 1775/1783.
    • Omugabe Nyakashaija (qv)
    • Omugabe Bwarenga (qv)
    • Omugabe Rwebishengye (qv)
    • Prince Rwakyendera

  18. Omugabe NYAKASHAIJA, 18th Omugabe of Nkore or ?1783/-

  19. Omugabe BWARENGA, 19th Omugabe of Nkore

  20. Omugabe RWEBISHENGYE, 20th Omugabe of Nkore or -/1811, married and had issue.
    • Omugabe Kayungu (qv)
    • Omugabe Gasyonga I (qv)

  21. Omugabe KAYUNGU Karaiga, 21st Omugabe of Nkore 1811/-

  22. Omugabe GASYONGA I, 22nd Omugabe of Nkore -/1839, married and had issue. He died about 1839.
    • Omugabe Mutambuka (qv)
    • Prince Rukuta
    • Prince Kigamba

  23. Omugabe MUTAMBUKA, 23rd Omugabe of Nkore 1839/1873, married (amongst others), (a), Kangabo, married (b), Nyaikaru of Bene Rukaari, and had issue. He died about 1873.
    • Prince Bacwa, married and had issue. He died about 1870.
      • Prince Rukamisa
      • Prince Igumira, married and had issue.
        • Omugabe Edward Sulemani Kahaya II (qv)
        • Princess Kagaga, born 1894, married Omukama Edward Mujungu, 8th Omukama of Igara 1901/1914.
      • Omugabe Ntare V Rugingiza (qv)
      • Prince Bikwatsi
      • Prince Rwakarombe
    • Prince Rukongyi, married and had issue. He died about 1873.
      • Prince Nyamihondo
    • Prince Makumbi, had issue.
      • Prince Kahitsi, Regent 1895/1897, married and had issue.
        • Princess Baananuka, born about 1900.
    • Prince Nkuranga, married and had issue.
      • Prince Rwakatogoro, born about 1870, married and had issue.
        • HH Omugabe Sir Charles Godfrey Rutahaba Gasyonga II (qv)
    • Prince Mukwenda (Regent in 1867 or 1873)
    • Prince Muhikira
    • Prince Gandiga
    • Princess Bakarangwire (by Nyakairu), married about 1868, Prince Nyinabujwahire of the Bene Itanza.

  24. Omugabe NTARE V Rugingiza, 24th Omugabe of Nkore 1873/1895, married (a), Princess Gwenyounga, daughter of Omukamu Buremu, Omukama of Kitagwenda, married (b), Nyamucwangani, and had issue. He died 1895.
    • Prince Kabumbire, died vpsp.

  25. Omugabe Edward Sulemani KAHAYA II, 25th Omugabe of Nkore 1895/1944, born about 1877, married and had issue. He died 10th October 1944.
    • Prince Absolom Mirindi, married and had issue.
      • Rev. William Muchankumba, Pastor of Katovu Church of Uganda.

  26. HH Omugabe Sir Charles Godfrey Rutahaba GASYONGA II, 26th Omugabe of Nkore 1944/1967, born about 1910, installed in September 1945, married Omugo Constance Mary Gasyonga, Omwigaripe of Ankole, and had issue. He died 10th July 1983.
    • Prince Edward Kiraaka
    • Omugabe [John Patrick Barigye] Rutashijuka Ntare VI (qv)
    • Princess Rosemary Kirungyi

    INTERREGNUM [8.9.1967] - [24.7.1993]

  27. HH Nyakusinga Rubambansi [John Patrick Barigye] Rutasheijuka NTARE VI, 27th Omugabe of Nkore [24.7.1993] - [14.10.2011] and Head of the Royal Family of Nkore 1983/2011, born 10th January 1940, crowned 20th November 1993 at Nkokonjeru, Mbarara, but soon afterwards nullified by the Ugandan Government on 4th December 1993; graduated in economics from Cambridge University in England in 1962 and has subsequently been ambassador in West Germany and the Vatican; patron of the Nkore Trust Foundation; he was awarded Commander, Order of the Shield and Spears of Buganda Kingdom (1969), Knight Commander, Order of St. Sylvester of the Vatican (1969); married 1stly, 8th August 1970 (sep'd. 1984), Omwigarire  Elizabeth Kanyarutoke, she had issue, one son and four daughters, married 2ndly, 1989 (sep.'d. 2010), Omwigarire Denise Kwezi (now Queen Mother), born 1975, and had issue, five sons and four daughters. He died 14th October 2011, and was buried 23rd October 2011.
    • Princess Caroline Keza Korwizi (by 1st marriage), married 25th January 2003 in Rubaga Cathedral at Kampala, Eamonn Joseph Ryan of Ireland.
    • Prince Charles Rwebishengye Aryaija Ntomi ya Rugazinda (by 2nd marriage) (qv)
    • Prince Alexander Kahaya Siinga (by 2nd marriage)
    • Prince Emmanuel Ruhinda Siima (by 2nd marriage)
    • Prince Fredrick Jojo Wamala Namara (by 2nd marriage)
The help of John Duncan McMeekin is gratefully acknowledged, October 2011.
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