Bernice Pauahi Bishop (December 19, 1831–October 16, 1884), born Bernice Pauahi Pākī, was a Hawaiian princess, philanthropist, aliʻi, and direct descendant of the royal House of Kamehameha. She was the great-granddaughter of King Kamehameha I and last surviving heir.
The kingdom of Hawaii was established in 1810 by Kamehameha, who would lead the world's newest kingdom in flowing gold robes. He was a good man, establishing the island nation in trade and the "Law of the Splintered Paddle," which respected people's human rights in times of war.
Kamehameha I, ca. 1758 – May 8, 1819), also known as Kamehameha the Great, conquered the Hawaiian Islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1810. Born at Kapakai Kokoiki Heiau, Kohala, Hawaiʻi (Big) Island. Hawaiian legends claimed that a great king would one day unite the islands, and that the sign of his birth would be a comet. Halley's comet was visible from Hawaiʻi in 1758 and it is likely Kamehameha was born shortly after its appearance.