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This is a complete list of the Obas of the Benin Empire. The list begins with Oba Ewuare, who is deemed to have been the founder of the modern Benin Empire beginning with his reign in 1413.

List of Obas of Benin

# Name
(birth–death)
Portrait Dates of
reign
Given
name
Era name Posthumous
name
Notes
1 Ewuare
(17 March 1385–
6 July 1427)
Oba Ewuare (Principia Moderni IV Map Game).jpg 1413

1427
Ogun
Banum OBanum TaeBanum UBanum Nyi
Ewuare
Banum EeBanum WueBanum UBanum ABanum RiiBanum Ee
"the trouble has ceased"
Ogidigan
Banum OBanum TaeBanum IBanum NdaaBanum IBanum TaeBanum ABanum Nyi
"The Great"
Responsible for modernizing the Benin Empire, establishing formal contact with the European and Islamic worlds, and founding the religion Kuzirism.
2 Uwaifiokun
(10 October 1383–
17 March 1456)
Uwaifiokun (Principia Moderni IV Map Game).jpg 1427

1431
Uwaifiokun
Banum UBanum WueBanum ABanum IBanum FomBanum IBanum OBanum KiBanum UBanum Nyi
None
(regency)
None Took over the empire following the death of his brother, Ewuare. Was responsible for maintaining the integrity of the empire following the rebellion of Songhai and a court uprising between 1427 and 1430.
3 Isikhuan
(22 August 1415–
7 November 1460)
Oba Isikhuan (Principia Moderni IV Map Game).jpg 1431

1460
Kayin
Banum KiBanum ABanum YaBanum IBanum Nyi
Isikhuan
Banum IBanum SheuxBanum IBanum KiBanum SuuBanum UBanum ABanum Nyi
"preparedness"
Ibizugbe
Banum IBanum MbenBanum IBanum PuaeBanum UBanum TaeBanum MbenBanum Ee
"Ignore"
Nothing of worth yet.
- Interwar period
4 Nosagie
(19 May 1413–
present)
Oba Nosagie (Principia Moderni IV Map Game).jpg 1467

present
Enekirighidi
Banum EeBanum NyiBanum EeBanum KiBanum IBanum RiiBanum IBanum TaeBanum SuuBanum IBanum NdaaBanum I
Nosagie
Banum NyiBanum OBanum SheuxBanum ABanum TaeBanum IBanum Ee
"one whom God sent"
Idiado
Banum IBanum NdaaBanum IBanum ABanum NdaaBanum O
"One born to put things right"
Defeated the Royalists forces under Prince Usiobaifo during the Benin Civil War (1460–1467), and reorganized the military of the Benin Empire.

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