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Nzinga, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663


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    • Ana de Sousa, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663
    • Jinga Mbandi, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663
    • Sousa, Ana de, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663
    • Zingha, Anne, 1582-1663
    • Zingha, Anna, 1582-1663
    • Zingha, Ann, 1582-1663
    • Njinga, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663
    • Nzingha, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663
    • Nzinga a Mbandi, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663
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    • Birth Date

        1582
    • Birth Date

        1583Dictionary of African Biography
    • Death Date

        1663
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    • Gender

        female
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  • Sources

    • found: Glasgow, R.A. Nzinga, 1982?:t.p. (Nzinga)
    • found: LC data base, 8/5/85(hdg. : Nzinga, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663; usage: Queen Nzinga, Anne Zingha)
    • found: Memoirs of celebrated women of all countries, 1843:p. 3 (Anna Zingha, Queen of Matamba) plate (Ann Zingha, Queen of Matamba)
    • found: Reflexos, between 1990 and 1994:t.p. (Jinga Mbandi) introd. (Queen; ruled Ngondo's Kingdom, Angola in the 17th Century)
    • found: Historical dict. of Angola, 1980:(Nzinga, Queen of Matamba, 1582?-1663)
    • found: Henderson, L.W. Angola, 1979:p. 88-89 (Queen Nzinga, monarch successively of Ndongo and Matamba, sister of Ngola Mbandi, King of Ndongo; baptized as Ana de Sousa)
    • found: Angola, a country study, 1979:p. 24 (Nzinga, called Queen Jinga by the Portuguese)
    • found: Journal of African history, 12 (1), 1991:p. 25 (Queen Njinga)
    • found: Nzingha, Warrior Queen of Matamba, 2000:CIP galley (Nzingha, Queen of Matamba; Queen Nzingha; daughter of King Azeze; the first woman-warrior ruler of Mbundu people of West Africa; died in 1663)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Nzinga a Mbandi; Dona Ana de Sousa; queen, warrior; born 1583 in Ndongo kingdom, Angola; sealed the accord between Ndongo and Portugal (1622); made alliance with Portuguese and became Christian; succession to the throne (1624); exiled from Ndongo to Kwanza River islands after confrontations with Portuguese, established army fortress and blocked trade routes to Luanda; went to Matamba and commanded military fortress and battled the Portuguese army (1640s); exiled from Ndongo and allied with the Dutch, but were defeated; accepted diplomatic agreement, returned to Catholicism and allowed missionaries to reside in Matamba (1656); a dynasty in her name in northeast of Angola was initiated; died 1663, place unknown)
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