List of Obas (Kings) of Benin


Pre-Imperial Obas of Benin (1180-1440)


* Eweka I (1180–1246)
* Uwuakhuahen (1246–1250)
* Henmihen (1250–1260)
* Ewedo (1260–1274)
* Oguola (1274–1287)
* Edoni (1287–1292)
* Udagbedo (1292–1329)
* Ohen (1329–1366)
* Egbeka (1366–1397)
* Orobiru (1397–1434)
* Uwaifiokun (1434–1440)

Obas of the Benin Empire (1440-1897)


* Ewuare the Great (1440–1473)
* Ezoti (1473–1475)
* Olua (1475–1480)
* Ozolua (1480–1504)
* Esigie (1504–1547)
* Orhogbua (1547–1580)
* Ehengbuda (1580–1602)
* Ohuan (1602–1656)
* Ohenzae (1656–1661)
* Akenzae (1661–1669)
* Akengboi (1669–1675)
* Akenkpaye (1675–1684)
* Akengbedo (1684–1689)
* Ore-Oghene (1689–1701)
* Ewuakpe (1701–1712)
* Ozuere (1712–1713)
* Akenzua I (1713–1740)
* Eresoyen (1740–1750)
* Akengbuda (1750–1804)
* Obanosa (1804–1816)
* Ogbebo (1816)
* Osemwende (1816–1848)
* Adolo (1848–1888)
* Ovonramwen Nogbaisi (1888–1914) (exiled to Calabar by the British in 1897)

Post-Imperial Obas of Benin (1914-Present)


* Eweka II (1914–1933)
* Akenzua II (1933–1978)
* Erediauwa I (1979–present)

Work Cited

Nigerian Elites Forum, Oba Dynasty.<http://www.nigerianelitesforum.com/ng/people-of-nigeria/3892-the-oba-of-benin-dyanasty.html#ixzz1fMLHXQn6>