Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fact of the Day: Hawaiian Friend of Royalty

King Kalakaua was King of Hawaii in the late 19th century. Despite a questionable past, he made a great personal friend out of a Russian-American fortune teller named Elias Rosenberg. He made himself a friend of the king by giving favorable predictions about the future of Hawaii. Though while the king liked him, his friendship angered many of those around him. 

12 comments:

  1. Well done Adam.
    Certainly very worth the trouble to read more on "WIKIPEDIA"
    on this last Hawaiian Monarch. Revived the famous "hula" and surfing. Well travelled to learn more from other rules around the World - starting his odyssey with President Ulysses S Grant in Washington.
    Excellent history lesson for those interested.
    Cheers
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. A whole different kind of snake oil

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  3. Adam, thank you for these historical tidbits. It's always great to learn new stuff:)

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  4. every king needs a fortuneteller!

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  5. Wonder if he predicted that whole Don Ho thing.

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  6. Is this where we get the "Kahlua" holiday from. (joke)

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  7. Actually the last monarch of Hawaii was Queen Liliuokalani. I'm afraid the future of Hawaii was not so good for the Hawaiian people. Very sad history.

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