ETHIOPIA

The Solomonic Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1974 - [1997] H.I.M. Amha Selassie I, Elect of God, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah and King of Kings of Ethiopia, GCMG (16.10.1958), GCVO (30.10.1930), GBE (c 13.1.1932), Royal Victorian Chain (1.2.1965). b. at Harar, 27th July 1916, as Lij Asfa Wossen and baptised as Amha Selassie, eldest son of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I, Elect of God, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah and King of Kings of Ethiopia, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, Royal Victorian Chain, by his second wife, H.I.M. Empress Menen, educ. Tafari Makonnen Sch, Addis Ababba, Liverpool Univ, and the Sobat Military Acad, Sudan. Raised to the title of Le'ul (Prince), with the style of  His Imperial Highness, 3rd April 1930. Annointed and invested with the title of Alga Worrach (Crown Prince), at the Coronation of his parents, 2nd November 1930. Raised to the additional title of Meridazmatch 22nd January 1931. Governor of Wollo 1926-1933 and 1942-1944, served during the War of Independence as Cdr Anglo-Ethiopian Gideon Force in Gojjam capturing Gondar 1941, Acting Governor of Tigray, Begameder & Semien 1941. Proclaimed on the deposition of his father as Lion and King of Ethiopia, September 1974 but was himself deposed on the abolition of the monarchy by the Dergue, March 1975. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Imperial House of Ethiopia, 27th August 1975. Crowned privately at London assuming the reign name of Amha Selassie I and titles of Conquering Lion of Judah, and King of Kings of Ethiopia, 7th April 1989. Chair Ethiopian Red Cross Soc. Hon Chair Moa Anbessa (the Conquering Lion) USA 1991, founder of the Haile Selassie Peace Foundn. Field Marshal Imperial Ethiopia Army, Admiral of the Fleet Imperial Ethiopian Navy, and Marshal of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force. Sovereign of the Orders of Solomon, the Seal of Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, the Holy Trinity, Menelik II, and the Star of Ethiopia. Founder of the Order of Haile Selassie I 1992. Rcvd: the Grand Collar and Chain of the Order of Solomon (2.11.1930), GC of the Orders of the Seal of Solomon (2.11.1930), Holy Trinity (2.11.1930), Menelik II, and the Star of Ethiopia, the St George Medal of War, Haile Selassie I Medal of War, Haile Selassie Gold Medal, Star of Victory (1944), Refugee Medal (1944), Imperial Coronation (1930), Jubilee (1955 & 1966), and HSI Military Coll Jubilee (1960) medals, Knt of the Orders of the Serephim of Sweden (15.11.1954), and Elephant of Denmark (15.1.1970), GC of the Orders of SS Maurice & Lazarus of Italy (2.11.1930), Polonia Restituta of Poland (2.11.1930), Mohammed Ali (1932) and the Nile of Egypt, the Legion of Honour (2.1.1932) and Black Star of Benin of France (2.11.1930), Pius IX of the Vatican (1932), Vasa of Sweden with collar (9.1.1935), the Netherlands Lion (7.11.1953), St Olav of Norway (x.1.1956), Southern Cross of Brazil (4.7.1958), Leopold of Belgium (mil. 1958), Redeemer of Greece (x.4.1959), the Renaissance (special class) and the Star of Jordan (1960), White Elephant (1970) and the Crown of Thailand, Alfonso XII of Spain (1971), Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Merit of Bulgaria, the Chrysanthemum and Rising Sun of Japan, and the Cedars of the Lebanon, the Orders of Star of Romania 1st class (1967), and the Star of Ghana (1970), and the Medal of Honour of Monaco.  m. (first) at Addis Ababa, 9th May 1932 (div. April 1945), Woizero Walatta Israel [H.I.H. Princess Walatta Israel] (b. 1906; d. 1988), styled Crown Princess between 9th May 1932 and April 1945, and permitted to retain the title of Princess and style of Her Imperial Highness thereafter, rcvd: the Grand Collar and Chain of the Order of Solomon (9.5.1932), Refugee (1944) and Imperial Jubilee (1955 & 1966) medals, widow of H.E. Dejazmatch Gabre Selassie Baria Gebir, CBE, Nibure Id of Axun, and daughter of Field Marshal H.H. Le’ul Ras Seyum Mangasha, Prince of Tigray, KBE, by his first wife, Woizero Debretu. m. (second) at Addis Ababa, 8th April 1945, H.I.M. Empress Medferiash Worq (b. 1925; d. in hospital at Addis Ababa, 13th March 2009, bur. there beside her mother in the graveyard of the Holy Trinity Cathedral), crowned privately with her husband at London 6th April 1988, Patroness of the Monastery of St. Mary at Gishen, rcvd: Grand Collar and Chain of the Order of Solomon, GC of the Orders of the Star of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (8.4.1945), and Imperial Jubilee Medals (1955 & 1966), Mbr of the Order of the Serephim of Sweden (19.12.1959), GC of the Orders of St Olav of Norway (x.1.1956), and Beneficience of Greece (x.4.1959), youngest daughter of Major-General Dejazmatch Abebe Damtew, by his wife, Woizero Wosen Falesh, daughter of H.E. Ras Bitwodad Mangasha Atikam, Viceroy of Gojjam. He d. at Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 17th January 1997 (bur. Holy Trinity Cathedral, Addis Ababa), having had issue, one son and four daughters:
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[1997] H.I.H. Crown Prince (Alga Worrach) Zara Yacob, Head of the Imperial House of Ethiopia. b. at Addis Ababa, 15th August 1953, only son and heir of H.I.M. Emperor Amha Selassie I, Elect of God, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah and King of Kings of Ethiopia, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, Royal Victorian Chain, by his second wife, H.I.M. Empress Medferiash Worq, educ. St Joseph's High Sch, Addis Ababa, Oxford and Cambridge Univs. Appointed as Acting Crown Prince by his grandfather, Emperor Haile Selassie I, 14th April 1974. Confirmed by his father as Heir Apparent, with the title of Alga Worrach (Crown Prince), 6th April 1988. Succeeded his father as Head of the Imperial House of Ethiopia, 17th January 1997. Exec. Dir. Ethiopian Peace Foundation (EPF) since 2002. Sovereign of the Orders of Solomon, the Seal of Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, the Holy Trinity, Menelik II, the Star of Ethiopia, and Haile Selassie I. Rcvd: Imperial Jubilee Medals (1955 & 1966). m. 199x (div.) H.I.H. Princess (Le'ult) Nunu, née Getaneh. He has issue, a daughter:
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