ETHIOPIA

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1682 - 1706 H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Adyam Seggad I [Iyasu the Great], King of Kings of Ethiopia, Nubia, Enarya and all the kingdoms of Saba. b. 1654, second son of H.M. Elect of God, Emperor A’alaf Seggad [Sadiq Yohannes I], King of Kings of Ethiopia, by his wife, H.M. Empress A’alaf Mogassa, educ. privately. Appointed by his father as Aggafari of Semien and Governor of Gondar 1676, and Negus of Gojjam. Succeeded on the death of his father and Crowned at Gondar on the same day, as Adyam Seggad, 19th July 1682. Forced to abdicate in favour of his eldest son, 8th March 1706. Retired to Daseta Chaqla, Tana, where he became a hermit. m. (first) H.M. Immabet Mariamawit [Empress Adyam Mogassa?] (b. at Qwara; d. 27th August 1723, bur. in the Royal Mausoleum, Dabra Berhan Selassie Church, Gondar), Qwasqwash, daughter of Prince Mikael Wolde Giyorgis Wagde. m. (second) at the Cathedral of Zion, Axum, before 8th October 1683, Immabet Walatta Seyun (d. at Gondar, 24th May 1694, bur. Arwa Mariam Church, Masraha island, Lake Tana), daughter of Negus Habta Iyasus a.k.a. Negus Baqala, of the Daq Asgade family from the district of Baqla, in Hamasen. m. (a) H.M. Empress (Itege) Malakotawit (k. (hanged) with her brother, for her part in the murder of her husband, 13th October 1708), named Empress (Itege) by her son 18th January 1708, sister of Dermen and Pawlos. m. (b) Woizero Kedaste Krestos (d. from illness, at Barkanta, 3rd February 1704), sister of Ras Bitwodad Agna. m. (c) Woizero Mammit Berensa (d. 3rd June 1723, bur. in the Royal Mausoleum, Dabra Berhan Selassie Church, Gondar), baptised as Walatta Giyorgis, of Nagala, in Begameder, daughter of H.H. Ras Faris, of Lasta, Viceroy during the reign of Emperor Takla Haymanot. m. (e) another daughter of Negus Baqala. m. (f) a daughter of Andade (she d. 13th September 1698, bur. Qaha). He was k. by his maternal uncles, on the orders of Emperor Le’ul Seggad, on the island of Chaqla Manzo, Lake Tana, 13th October 1706 (bur. Arwa Mariam Church, Masraha island, Lake Tana), having had issue, thirty sons and twenty daughters, including:
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SOLOMON 1 SOLOMON 2 SOLOMON 3 SOLOMON 4
SOLOMON 5 SOLOMON 6 SOLOMON 7 SOLOMON 8
SOLOMON 9 SOLOMON 10 SOLOMON 12 SOLOMON 13
BEGAMEDER GOJJAM HARRAR SHOA
TEWODROS TIGRAY ZAGWE MAIN
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