ETHIOPIA

The Solomonic Dynasty

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1468 - 1478 Elect of God, Emperor Dawit III Admas Seggad [Ba’eda Mariam I], King of Kings of Ethiopia. b. at Dabra Berhan, Shoa, ca. 1446, as Prince Hriyakos, second son of Elect of God, Emperor Qwastantinos I, by his third wife, Empress Seyun Mogassa, educ. privately. Baptised as Ba’eda Mariam. Succeeded on the death of his father, 26th August 1468. Crowned at Jejeno as Admas Seggad (‘He to whom the horizons bow’). Adopted the reign name of Dawit III. m. (first) Empress (Itege) Jan Saifa, Gara Ba’altihat. m. (second) ca 1468, Empress (Itege) Admas Mogassa, previously styled Immabet Romana Worq. m. (third) Immabet Dawit-Era, Ba’elta-Sehna or Ite Ba’alta Hasehena (d. 1526). m. (fourth) the Wasarbat-Gazit. m. (fifth) the Galagal-Gazit. m. (sixth) the Iresh-Gazit. He d. 8th November 1478 (bur. St George’s Church, Atronsa Egzeetna Mariam Monastery, Saynt, Amhara), having had issue, four sons and a daughter:
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1478 - 1494 Elect of God, Emperor Qwastantinos II, King of Kings of Ethiopia. b. 15th July 1471, as Prince Iskander, eldest son of Elect of God, Emperor Dawit III Admas Seggad [Ba’eda Mariam I], King of Kings of Ethiopia, by his fourth wife, Woizero Romana Worq, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 8th November 1478. Crowned at Yalabasa, as Qwastantinos II. He received the first Portuguese traveller to Ethiopia, Pero da Covilha. Author of “Melkae Mariam”. m. (?) Empress (Itege) Qaso (d. at Za-Rufael, 1526). He d. 7th May 1494 (bur. Dabra Waraq), having had issue, a son and four daughters:
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1494 Elect of God, Emperor ‘Amda Seyun II, King of Kings of Ethiopia. b. 1488, son of Elect of God, Emperor Qwastantinos II, King of Kings of Ethiopia, educ. privately. Proclaimed by Takla Trestos, on the death of his father, 7th May 1494. Crowned as ‘Amda Seyun (‘the pillar of Zion’). Opposed by his uncle, Na’od, for his entire reign of seven months. He d. after becoming ill in a major epidemic, or was k. in revenge by Wolde Sillus, nephew of Ras Bitwoded ‘Amdu, at Dabra Werq, November 1494 (bur. Dabra Waraq)).
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1494 - 1507 H.M. Elect of God, Emperor Na’od I [Anbasa Batzar], King of Kings of Ethiopia. b. as Prince Kalayoppa, youngest son of Elect of God, Emperor Dawit III Admas Seggad [Ba’eda Mariam I], King of Kings f Ethiopia, by his fourth wife, Woizero Romana Worq, educ. privately. Proclaimed on the death of his father, while his brother Iskander was on campaign, away from the capital, 8th November 1478. Yielded to him soon afterwards, when he returned with Ras Bitwoded ‘Amdu. Proclaimed and crowned as rival Emperor, by Za Sellus, following the death of his elder brother. Defeated in battle but did not submit to his nephew. Succeeded him on his death, 1st November 1494. Crowned as Anbasa Batzer (‘lion to the enemy’). m. H.M. Empress (Itege) Na’od Mogassa, Gara Ba’altihat (d. after 1527, bur. at Makana Sellassie, Geshen Amba Nagast), Guardian and Mbr of the Council of Regency for her son 1507-1515, baptised as Walatta Mariam, a lady from Tigray, sister of Dori, Bahr Negus. He was k. during an expedition against the Muslims of Iffat, 13th August 1507 (bur. at Makana Sellassie, Geshen Amba Nagast), having had issue, three sons and nine daughters:
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SOLOMON 1 SOLOMON 2 SOLOMON 3 SOLOMON 4
SOLOMON 6 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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