ETHIOPIA

The Solomonic Dynasty

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1507 - 1540 H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Dawit IV Wanag Seggad [Anbasa Seggad], King of Kings of Ethiopia, Nubia, Enarya and all the kingdoms of Saba. b. 1496, as Prince Egardos, son of H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Na’od I, King of Kings of Ethiopia, by his wife, H.M. Empress Na’od Mogassa, educ. privately. Baptised as Lebna Dengel. Proclaimed on the death of his father, 13th August 1507. Crowned as Anbasa Seggad (‘He to whom lions bow’), 13th May 1508. Adopted the reign name of Dawit. Reigned under a Council of Regency composed of his step-grandmother Empress Eleni, mother Empress Na’od Mogassa and Negus Wossen Seggad of Gojjam. Removed his capital to Bokan. Entered into an allaince with the Portuguese in order to expel the Muslim invaders. Established diplomatic relations with the King of Portugal and the Vatican, and received their envoys at Antsokia, 20th November 1520. m. ca. 1512, as his only wife, Empress (Itege) Wanag Mogassa (d. at Ayba, 21st November 1568), née Woizero Elsabet, baptised as Sabla Wangel, her father being from Gojjam and mother, Woizero Yudit, daughter of Gedewon, of Semien. He d. in camp near Dabra Damo, Tigray, 2nd September 1540 o.s (bur. there at the Abba Aragwi Monastery, Dabra Damo), having had issue, four sons and seven daughters:
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1540 - 1559 H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Atnaf Seggad, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Nubia, Enarya and all the kingdoms of Saba. b. at Enzar, Qembebit, as Prince Galawdewos, second son of H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Dawit IV Wanag Seggad [Anbasa Seggad], King of Kings of Ethiopia, educ. privately Succeeded on the death of his father, 2nd September 1540 o.s. Crowned as Atnaf Seggad (‘He to whom the horizons bow’). Entered into an alliance with the Portuguese and defeated Gragn at Fogera, February 1542. m. Empress (Itege) Walatta … (d. after 13th November 1578). He was k. (s.p.m.) in battle with Sultan Ibn Nur of Harrar, at Fatagar, on Good Friday, 12th March 1559 (bur. Tomb of St Galawdewos, Antokiya, and later reburied at the Mariam Church, Tadbaba, Amhara), having had issue, two daughters:
Emperor Atnaf Seggad, may also have had further issue (or a descendant):
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SOLOMON 1 SOLOMON 2 SOLOMON 3 SOLOMON 4
SOLOMON 5 SOLOMON 7 SOLOMON 8 SOLOMON 9
SOLOMON 10 SOLOMON 11 SOLOMON 12 SOLOMON 13
BEGAMEDER GOJJAM HARRAR SHOA
TEWODROS TIGRAY ZAGWE MAIN
 
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