Malietoa Tanumafili II

 

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: king of Samoa considered as one of the world's longest-reigning monarchs who sat on the Samoan throne ever since his country, which lies west of the U.S. territory of America Samoa, gained independence from New Zealand in 1962 and that made him the world's third longest-reigning living monarch after Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej (who has reigned since 1946) and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (who ascended to the throne in 1952).

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: January 4, 1912

 

Died: May 11, 2007

 

Location: Apia, Samoa