Ijesa Monarchs

The state of Ilesa was founded c. 1500. Its rulers have been as follows. Rulers (title Owa Obokun)

Bilagbayo … – 17..
Ori Abejoye 17.. – …
Bilajagodo “Arijelesin” … – …
Bilatutu “Otutu bi Osin” … – …
Bilasa “Asa abodofunfun” … – …
Akesan c.1800
Bilajara 1… – 1807
Ogbagba 1807 – 1813
Obara “Bilajila” 1813 – 1828
Odundun 1828 – 1833
Gbegbaaje 1833 – 1839
Ariyasunle (1st time) -Regent 1839
Ofokutu 1839 – 1853
Ariyasunle (2nd time) -Regent 1853
Ponlose 1853 – 1867
Alobe 1867 – 1869
Vacant 4 Jun 1870 –
Agunlejika I 1869 -1871
Oweweniye (1st time) 1871 -1873
Vacant 1873
Oweweniye (2nd time)1873-1875
Adimula Agunloye-bi-Oyinbo “Bepolonun” 1875 – Sep 1892
Lowolodu Mar 1893 – Nov 1894
Vacant Nov 1894 – Apr 1896
Ajimoko I Apr 1896 – Sep 1901
Ataiyero 1901 – 1920
Aromolaran 1920 – 1942
Ajimoko “Haastrup” -Regent 1942 – 10 Sep 1942
Ajimoko II “Fidipote” 10 Sep 1942 – 18 Oct 1956
J. E. Awodiya -Regent 18 Oct 1956 – 1957
Biladu III “Fiwajoye” 1957 – Jul 1963
Regent Jul 1963 – 1966
Agunlejika II 1966 – 1981
Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II 1982 – Oct 2015

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