ETHIOPIA

SHOA

The Solomonic Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1813 - 1847 H.M. Negus Sahle Selassie I, King of Shoa, Ifat, of the Galla and the Gurage. b. ca. 1795, younger son of Ras Wossen Seggad, Ruler of Shoa, by his wife, Woizero Zannaba Worq, educ. at the Saela Dengay Monastery. Proclaimed by his won father, on his deathbed, at Qundi, 7th June 1813. Raised to the dignity of Negus 1839. Entered into an independent Treaty of Amity and Commerce with the British at Angollah on 16 November 1841, and with the King of the French 7th June 1843. m. (first) Woizero Bezabesh (d. at Sela Dengay, ca. 1870), daughter of Kora Waldu, by his wife, Woizero 'Abogarad, elder daughter of Ato Tedu 'Abisa, of Morat, in Western Shoa. m. (a) Woizero Betsab Worq, daughter of Abeto Jan, of Mariaweli. m. (b) Woizero Wuriga [Regen], daughter of the Gurage chief of Silte, whom he had captured during a raid. m. (c) Woizero Yimegnushal, daughter of Bunigne, of Aliu Amba. m. (d) Woizero Melkam, of Bulga. m. (e) Woizero Itenesh, of Arbagagau, in Wollo. m. (f) Woizero Bizet, of Ankobar. m. (g) another lady from Arbagagau. m. (h) Woizero Ato Baharri. He d. at Dabra Berhan, Shoa, 12th October 1847 (bur. Church of St Michael, Ankobar), having had issue, five sons and six (or ten?) daughters:
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