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CopyrightMuse Royal d'Afrique Centrale1915 - 1966 H.M. Mwami Mwambutsa IV Bangiricenge, King of Burundi. b. at Nyabitogi, 1912, younger son of H.E. Mutaga IV Mbikije, Sultan and Mwami of Burundi, by his second wife, Princess Ngenzahago, of the Munyagisaka clan, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 30th November 1915. Enthroned at Muramvya, 16th December 1915. Reigned under the Regency of Queen Nidi Ririkumutima, until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 28th August 1929. Installed at Muramvya, 1931. Granted the style of His Majesty, 1958. Proclaimed as King of Burundi when Burundi became an independent constitutional monarchy, 1st  July 1962. Founder and Grand Master of the Royal Orders of Rwagasore, Ruzinko and Karyenda on 1st  July 1962. Appointed his only surviving son as Regent and entrusted him with full executive powers, 24th March 1966. Thereafter lived abroad, mostly in Switzerland. Deposed by General Micombero, in favour of his son the regent, 8th July 1966. Rcvd: GC of the Orders of Leopold (1.7.1962), and Leopold II (2.6.1955), and GO of the Order of the Star of Africa (1949), and 1940-45 Mdaille de la'effort de guerre of Belgium (1950), Knt of the Order of the Seraphim of Sweden (1963), GC of the Orders of Merit of the Republic of Italy (1962), St Olav of Norway with collar (1963), etc. m. (first) at Gitega, 24th December 1930 (div. 16th June 1945), Umuganwakazi mutaga Thrse Kanyonga, daughter of Umuganwa mutaga Joseph Menyo, of the Abasine clan, a direct descendent of Mwami Mutaga III Senyamwiza Mutamo, by his wife, Inabigendera. m. (second) at Gitega, 13th July 1946, H.M. Queen Baramparaye (b. at Rwesero, Mwaro Province, 1929; d. at Gitega, 11th February 2007), a direct descendent of Mwami Ntare I Kivimira Savuyimba Semunganzashamba Rushatsi Cambarantama, and daughter of Umuganwa ntare Mathias Ruhasha, from the Bakundo clan, by his wife, Bernadette Mucereza. He d. at Geneva, Switzerland, 1st May 1977, having had issue, two sons and two daughters:
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1966 - [1972] H.M. Mwami Ntare V Ndizeye, King of Burundi. b. at the Ibwami, Gitega, 2nd December 1947, as Prince Caroli Ndizeye, younger and only surviving son of H.M. King Mwambutsa IV Bangiricenge, King of Burundi, by his second wife, H.M. Queen Baramparaye, educ. privately and at l'cole Nouvelle de Paudex, Switzerland. Became Heir Apparent and Crown Prince on the death of his elder brother, 13th October 1961. Appointed as Regent and entrusted with full executive powers by his father, 24th March 1966. Proclaimed as Mwami Ntare V Ndizeye on the deposition of his father by General Micombero, 8th July 1966. Enthroned at Muramvya, 3rd September 1966. Deposed by General Micombero while on an official visit to Congo-Kinshasa, 28th November 1966. Went into exile West Germany 1966-1972. Returned to Burundi in an endeavour to regain his throne, April 1972. Grand Master of the Royal Orders of Rwagasore, Ruzinko and Karyenda. He was k. unm. during an attempt to free him from the Ibwami, Gitega, 29th April 1972.
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