Samoa

c.750 BC                  Human settlement

c. 1000 AD                Beguining of Samoan oral history       

13 Jun 1722               European discovery by Dutch captain Jacob Roggeveen

05 May 1768               Named Iles Navigateur by French captain Louis de Bougainville

02 Oct 1873 - 10 Jun 1899 Kingdom of Samoa

14 Jul 1889               Tripartite German-Great Britain-United States protectorate

01 Mar 1900               German Protectorate

       1909               Tupuila and Aunu'u Islands annexed by USA

29 Aug 1914 - 30 Jul 1922 New Zealand Protectorate

17 Dec 1920               League of Nations mandate under New Zealand

       1925               Swain Islands annexed by USA

25 Jan 1947               UN Trust Territory

01 Jan 1962               Independence from New Zealand

01 Jan 1962               Independent State of Western Samoa (Kingdom of Samoa)

04 Jul 1997 -             Samoa

 


Kings

1800 - 1810               Tupua I'amafana

1810 - 1820               Lei'ataua Tonumaipe'a Tamafaiga

1820 - 1830               Matafa Filmsounu'u

1830 - 1842               Malietoa Vai'inupo Tavita

22 May 1875 -        1876 Malietoa Laopepa (1st Time)

   May 1879 - 08 Nov 1880 Malietoa Tonumaipe Talavao

   Nov 1880 -    Jan 1887 Malietoa Laopepa (2nd Time)

   Jan 1887 -        1889 Tupua II Tamasese Titiamaea

            - 05 Dec 1889 Tupua III Malietoa To'oa Mat'afa ................ 1832-1912

                          (1st Time)

05 Dec 1889 - 22 Jun 1898 Malietoa Laopepa (3rd Time)

22 Jun      - 31 Dec 1898 Tupua III Malietoa To'oa Mat'afa (2nd Time)

31 Dec 1898 - 10 Jun 1899 Malietoa Tanumafili I ........................... 1879-1939

Heads of State

01 Jan 1962 - 05 Apr 1963 Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole .......................... 1905-1963

                          (co-ruler)

01 Jan 1962 - 11 May 2007 Malietoa Tanumafili II .......................... 1913-2007

11 May      - 20 Jun 2007 Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II .......... 1947-

                          (1st Time, acting)

20 Jun 2007 - 21 Jul 2017 Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi ...................... 1938-

21 Jun 2017 -             Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II (2nd Time)


 

Prime Ministers

22 May 1875 - 08 Feb 1876 Albert Barnes Steinberger ....................... 1840-1894

01 Oct 1959 - 25 Feb 1970 Mata'afa Mulinu'u II (1st Time) ................. 1921-1975

25 Feb 1970 -    Mar 1973 Tupua Tamasese Lealofi IV (1st Time) ............ 1922-1983

   Mar 1973 - 20 May 1975 Mata'afa Mulinu'u II (2nd Time)

21 May 1975 - 24 Mar 1976 Tupua Tamasesee Lealofi IV (2nd Time)

24 Mar 1976 - 13 Apr 1982 Tupuola Taisi Tufuga Efi (1st Time)

13 Apr      - 18 Sep 1982 Va'ai Kolone (1st Time) ......................... 1911-2001

18 Sep 1982 - 01 Jan 1983 Tupuola Taisi Tufuga Efi (2nd Time)

01 Jan 1983 - 30 Dec 1985 Tofilau Eti Alesana (1st Time) .................. 1921-1999

30 Dec 1985 - 08 Apr 1988 Va'ai Kolone (2nd Time)

08 Apr 1988 - 23 Nov 1998 Tofilau Eti Alesana (2nd Time)

23 Nov 1998 -             Tuilaepa Sailele Malaepa Aiono Sailele .......... 1945-