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Togo Traditional States



Agbanankin (Hulagbêkon)

Rulers
.... - ....                Meto Ahusan
.... - ....                Meto Hueyo
.... - ....                Meto Adanji
.... - ....                Mejeto
.... - ....                Hon
.... - ....                Alifa
.... - ....                Kojo Te
.... - ....                Adigbli Dosu Aholu Hudo
.... - ....                Aholu Yege
.... - ....                Aholu Nyamle Majo
1885?                      .... -Regent
1960?                      Loko Fantonji -Regent



Bassar

Rulers
.... - ....                Ossakar
.... - ....                Mogbar
.... - ....                Beme
1873?                      Jintenja
1890?                      Dare
                           + Uro Atakpa
.... - 1941                Atakpa-Bem Kpanté
1941 -  2 Sep 1981         Bassabi Uro Atakpa               (b. 1905 - d. 1981)



Be

Rulers (title Aveto)
1682 - ....                Akplaka Huve I (Agbogo) 
.... - ....                Togbo I (Akoli)
.... - ....                Agboli I (Aholu Nunya)
.... - ....                Akplaka Huve II (Nyagui)
.... - ....                Togbo II (Kluvi)
.... - ....                Agboli II (Anyamaga)
.... - 1834                Akplaka Huve III (Avusu)         (d. 1834)
1834 - ....                Togbo III (Atiogbe
.... - ....                Agboli III (Azanu)
.... - ....                Akplaka Huve IV (Agbome)
.... - 1916                Togbo IV (Sogbona)               (d. 1916)
1916 - c.1941              Agboli IV (Amlo) 
1942 - c.1965              Akplaka Huve V (Peke) 
c.1965 - 1967              Regency
1967 - 1980                T
ogbo V (Messa) 
1980 - ...                 Regency
.... -                     A
gboli V



Cokossi (Anufu)

Rulers (title Soma)
.... - ....                Bema Bonsafo
.... - ....                Caba I
.... - ....                Na Ba
.... - ....                Siki
.... - ....                Na Mussa
.... - ....                Jokura
.... - 1875                Marba
1875 - 1882                Lafia Langbana
1882 - 1883                Acuru
1883 - 1889                Na Da
                           - jointly with the following two -
1884 - 1889                Sambiego Da
1884 - 1898                Bema Sabie
1898                       Ajanda
1898 - 1912                Caba II
1912 - 1921                Jauna
1921 - 19..                Tabi
1960?                      Na Bema



Genyigba (Gliji)

[flag of Genyigba (Gliji)
                (Togo)]

1680                       Genyigba state founded at Gliji (usually known as Gliji).
c.1750                     Dependent administration founded at port town Aneho.
 3 Apr 1821                Lawson family establishes a parallel cheffery at Aneho
                             (Lolan "kingdom").
17 Apr 1885                A protectorate agreement is made between Aneho and a French
                             agent (valid for the town and Glidji); it remains effective
                             (but without a French presence) until 26 Oct 1886 when the
                             Germans take over.
23 Apr 1961                Aneho administrations extinguished, traditional rule continues.

Rulers (title Fio to 1972, from 1972 Ge Fioga)
1680 - 1722                Togbe Folio Bebe I
1722 - 1725                Regency
1725 - 1745                Assiongbon Dandje (Folio Bebe II)
1745 - 1748                Regency
1748 - 1754                Ekwe Adjalo (Folio Bebe III)
1754 - 1760                Regency
1760 - 1785                Ekwe Azankpo (Folio Bebe IV)
1785 - 1813                Foli Dekpo (Folio Bebe V)
1816 - 1815                Foli Tosu -Regent                  (d. 1815)
1815                       Foli Tosu (Folio Bebe VI)          (s.a.)
1815 - 1846                Ekwe Sowu (Folio Bebe VII)
1846 - 1849                Regency
1849 - 1852                Ekwe Danku Agbanon I 
                             (Folio Bebe VIII)
1852 - 1854                Regency
1854 - 1856                Ekwe Seddo (= Ganli)(Folio Bebe IX)
1856 - 1857                Regency
1857 - 1866                Foli Kpove Aloffa (Folio Bebe X)
1866 - 10 Oct 1868         Regency
10 Oct 1868 - 1883         Foli Awoussi Tonyo (Folio Bebe XI) (d. 1883)
1883 - 14 Jul 1884         Regency
14 Jul 1884 -  1 May 1922  Foli Adjeoda Huegbo                (d. 1922)
                             (Folio Bebe XII)
 1 May 1922 -  9 May 1929  Regency
 9 May 1929 - 23 Feb 1972  Ambroise Kanyi Foley Agbanon II    (b. 1898 - d. 1972)
                             (Folio Bebe XIII)
1972 - 1981                Benoît Assion Tovoh -Regent
 9 May 1981 - 23 Feb 1992  Ge Tonyo Foli Bebe XIV             (d. 1992)
23 Feb 1992 - 12 Jun 1997  Feu Tetekpoe -Regent
12 Jun 1997 -              Sedegbe Foli Bebe XV               (b. 1962)


Aneho

Rulers (title Aputaga)
- Ajigo family -
1660 - 1670                Quam-Dessu I
1670 - 1718                Ahlonko Foli (Quam-Dessu II)
1718 - 1736                Regency
1736 - 1772                Ahrlin (Quam-Dessu III)
1772 - 1812                Sekpon (Quam-Dessu IV)  
1812 - 1815                Regency
1815 - 1821                Komlangan (Quam-Dessu V)
                             (from 1821, in Agoué)
1821 - 1835                Asrivi 
(Quam-Dessu VI)             (b. 17.. - d. 1834)
1835 - 1839                Regency
1839 - 1852                Kodjo Agbossou (Quam-Dessu VII)  
                             (in Agbodrafo)
1852                       Kouawo Adade Nutepe 
                             (Quam-Dessu VIII)  
1852 - 1854                Regency
1854 - 1884                Kodjovi Djiyehue                   (b. 18.. - d. 1884)
                             (Quam-Dessu IX)  
1884 - 1887                Regency
1887 - 1891                Anyakouvi (Quam-Dessu X)  
1891 - 1900                Ananidjin Gaba -Regent
1900 - 1906                Kuamvi Kodjovi Quam-Dessu XI
1906 - 1912                Kwassi Gaba -Regent
1912 - 1922                Amoussou Bruce (acting)
1922 - 192.                Ahyite Adjavon (acting)
192. - 192.                Thomas Koffi Apetovi
                             (Quam-Dessu XII) 
192. - 26 Sep 1937         Kouakou Kponton (acting)           (b. 1860? - d. 1937)
1938 - 1977                Ata Quam-Dessu XIII                (d. 1977)
1977 - 25 Mar 1979         Regency
25 Mar 1978 -  4 Oct 2009  Nana Ohiniko Quam-Dessu XIV        (b. 1918 - d. 2009)
 4 Oct 2009 - 11 May 2010  Kue Sipohon Gaba -Regent
11 May 2010 -              Stephan Bruce Quam-Dessou XV

Lolan

Rulers (title Togbé Ahuawoto)
- Lawson family -
30 Mar 1821 - 29 Jun 1857  Georges Akuété Zankli Lawson I     (b. c.1777 - d. 1857)
Jun 1857 - 10 Jun 1859     George Latty Lawson -Regent        (b. 1826 - d. 1859)
10 Jun 1859 - 10 Dec 1859  Laté Atchromitan Lawson -Regent
10 Dec 1859 - 12 May 1881  Alexandre Boêvi Lawson II          (b. c.1823 - d. 1881)
18 May 1881 -  3 Aug 1883  Edmond Lawson -Regent              (b. c.1826 - d. 1883)
 3 Aug 1883 - 27 Oct 1883  William Tévi Agamazon Lawson -Regent
27 Oct 1883 - 18 Jan 1906  Betum Daniel Lawson III¹,²         (b. c.1860 - d. 1906)
18 Jan 1906 -  4 Feb 1909  Jackson Kpavuvu Lawson -Regent     (b. 18.. - d. 1918)
 4 Feb 1909 -  7 Nov 1918  Jackson Kpavuvu Lawson IV²,³       (s.a.)
 7 Nov 1918 -  7 Apr 1921  Lawson Hetchely -Regent
 7 Apr 1921 - 18 Jan 1950  Frédéric Boêvi Body Lawson V4       (d. 1950)
19 Jan 1950 -  9 Apr 1953  Glyn Boèvi Gaîzer Lawson -Regent   (d. 1955)
 9 Apr 1953 - 29 May 1955  Glyn Boèvi Gaîzer Lawson VI        (s.a.)
29 May 1955 - 14 Apr 1960  Raphaêl Abalovi Lawson -Regent
14 Apr 1960 - 11 Jan 1991  Rudolph Tèvi Banku Lawson VII      (d. 1991)
11 Jan 1991 -  1 Aug 2002  Laté Zodanou Michel Lawson
                             Hetchelli -Regent
 1 Aug 2002 -              Savado Zankli Lawson VIII          (b. c.1952)

Principal Minister
27 Oct 1883 - Feb 1884     William Thomas George Lawson       (b. c.1840 - d. ....)

 ¹Recognized as "king" by the Glidji dignitaries under British pressure (30 Jan 1884).

 ²Considered as simple "chiefs of Badji" (a neighborhood of Aneho) by the German authorities (1892-1914).

 ³The German authorities officially refused the use of the title of "king" (which was, according to them, the prerogative of the rulers of Glidji) or the title of "chef supérieur" (5 May 1906); this is never called into question by the following Lawson chiefs.

  4 Named as "chef supérieur" by the French authorities (8 Mar 1922); recognized by the Adjigo dignitaries under French pressure (5 Oct 1926). 



Kabu

Rulers
.... - ....                Ukpan Nabassi
.... - ....                Utun
.... - ....                Jalaria
.... - ....                Karakpe
.... - ....                Cakura
.... - ....                Wassan
.... - ....                Cabanna
.... - ....                Kpanja
.... - 1914                Cabao
1914 - 1924                Mama Bonfo
1924 - ....                Takassi



Koma (Kuma)

Rulers
.... - ....                Agri
.... - ....                Aguda I
.... - ....                Akorka
.... - ....                Djeba
.... - ....                Aguda II
.... - ....                Kakudja
.... - ....                Ayeva
.... - 1949                Zachan                              (d. 1949)
18 Apr 1949 - 30 Jun 1986  Islu Ayelva
24 Jul 1986 - 21 Aug 1994  Kuna Fudu Ayelva
1994 -                     Regency


Kotokoli

Rulers (title Uro Eso)
c.1785 - c.1805            Agoro Dam 
c.1805 - c.1825            Bâng'na Tcha-Ali
c.1825 - c.1845            Takpara
c.1845 - c.1865            Akoriko
c.1865 - c.1885            Kura 
c.1885 - 1889              .... -Regent
Apr 1889 - 22 Apr 1898     Djobo I Bukari
22 Apr 1898 - Jun 1898     .... -Regent
Jun 1898 - 1901            Tcha Djobo II  
1901 - Oct 1906            Djobo III Tcha Gademu 
20 Dec 1906 -  6 Sep 1924  Djobo IV Buraïma  
 6 Sep 1927 -  8 Nov 1924  .... -Regent
 8 Nov 1924 -  2 May 1948  Anyôrô Tcha Godemu 
 2 May 1948 - 18 Apr 1949  .... -Regent
18 Apr 1949 - 30 Jun 1980  Isifu Ayeva                           (b. c.1904 - d. 1980)
30 Jun 1980 - 1982         Fousseni Ayeva dit Adjoint -Regent    (d. 1982)
1982 - 24 Jun 1986         Issaka Ayeva -Regent
24 Jun 1986 - 21 Aug 1994  Kura Fudu Ayeva 
21 Aug 1994 -  1 Mar 2011  Abdoulatif Ayeva -Regent              (b. 1939 - d. 2011)
 1 Mar 2011 -              Souleymane Ayeva -Regent


Kpando: see under Ghana traditional states

Kpangalam

Rulers
1785 - 1805                Agora Ouro Dam
1805 - ....                Ngami
.... - ....                Boni Agarci
.... - ....                Agudo
.... - 1937                Aylva                               (d. 1937)
1937 - 1952                Akpa                                (d. 1952)
1952 - 1970                Kura
1970 - 1972                Regency
 9 Mar 1972 -  5 Sep 1984  Akpo Bang'na Kumci Yaya Madjokawu
1984 - 1986                Regency
24 Aug 1986 -              Agrinia Asma



Kpessi

Rulers
.... - ....                Aku Amafu
.... - ....                Bliti Kpetoki
.... - ....                Sombo Kotia
.... - ....                Edoe
.... - ....                Aklovi Paca
.... - ....                Ansa
.... - ....                Danjo
.... - ....                Agidi
.... - ....                Amu
.... - ....                Ejoevi
.... - ....                Jente
1888?                      Aboke
.... - ....                Tetevi
.... - ....                Kojo
.... - ....                Afoce
1960?                      Kojo



Kumde

Ruler
1875 - 1898                Woru So



Porto Seguro

1980                       Renamed Agbodrafo.

Ruler (styled "king" by the German authorities)
1832 - 18..                A
ssiakoley I
c.1884                     M
ensah I
.... - ....                Sowoa Ayi M
ensah II
c.1958                     A
ssiakoley II
.... - ....                A
ssiakoley III
.... - ....                A
ssiakoley IV
bf.2006 -                  Apeto Mensah A
ssiakoley V Enouke



Tado

Note: The Fon state of Tado is the original center of dispersion of the Fon states in present-day Benin (Ajache Ipo, Alada, Danhome; see under Benin traditional states). The present record is a traditional one; there are completely divergent records in the literature.

c.1500                     Tado state founded.

Rulers (title )
.... - ....               Minji
.... - ....               Alohu
.... - ....               Akolu
.... - ....               Kokpon
.... - 1892               Kpoyizun


Tegbe (Notse)

c.1600                     Tegbe, an Ewe kingdom, founded.
....                       Renamed Notse.

Rulers (title Mawoufia)
.... - ....               
Asiga
.... - ....                Vito
.... - ....                Sroukpe
.... - ....                Sije
.... - ....                Wotse
.... - ....                Akpapou
.... - ....                Aloko
... - c.1800               Agbodovi
c.1800 - ....              Egou
c.1819 - ....              Otekpeh
.... - ....                Kpovenyi
.... - ....                Klou Zankou
.... - ....                Agbasodenou (= Kpojega?)
.... - ....                Ajayito
.... - ....                Tsevi
19.. - 1990                Alidjinou                               (d. 1990)
1990 -                     Agboli Agokoli IV



Togo (Togoville)

 5 Jul 1884                The village of Togo signs a protectorate agreement with
                             German agents (after the refusal of the rulers of Aneho and
                             Agbodrafo), thus establishing officially the German
                             protectorate of Togo.
....                       Renamed Togoville.
1960                       Renamed Mlapa

Rulers (Fio; styled "king" by the German authorities)
.... - ....                Mlapa I
.... - 1884                Agomegan Mlapa II                       (d. 1884)
 5 Jul 1884 - 1904         Plakoo Mlapa III                        (d. 1904)
1904 - c.1951              Mlapa IV
23 Aug 1951 - c.2006       Mlapa V Moyennant
24 Oct 2006 -              Plakoo Ananivi Mlapa VI







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