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Encyclopedia > Menas of Ethiopia

Menas (throne name Admas Sagad I) was negus (1559 - February 1, 1563) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonid dynasty. He was a brother of Gelawdewos. Negus is the Amharic word for king. The term negus negust means king of kings, or Emperor. ... Events January 15 - Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events February 1 - Sarsa Dengel succeeds his father Menas as Emperor of Ethiopia February 18 - The Duke of Guise is assassinated while besieging Orléans March - Peace of Amboise. ... The Solomonid dynasty is the traditional royal house of Ethiopia, claming descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, who is said to have given birth to the traditional first king Menelik I after her Biblically-described visit to Solomon in Jerusalem. ... Gelawdewos or Claudius (1522 - March 23, 1559) was negus (throne name Asnaf Sagad I) (1540 - 1559) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonid dynasty. ...

He campaigned against the Falasha in Semien. The Beta Israel (or House of Israel), known by outsiders by the pejorative term Falasha or Falash Mura (exiles or strangers) are Jews of Ethiopian origin. ...

He banished the Jesuit Andre da Oviedo and his companions to a village between Axum and Adowa called Maigoga, which the Jesuits optimistically renamed Fremona, after the missionary Frumentius. The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Axum, also Aksum, is a city in northern Ethiopia, located at the base of the Adoua mountains. ... Adowa, also known as Aduwa, Adwa or Adua, is a town in Ethiopia. ... Frumentius (died c. ...

About one year into his reign, Bahr Negash Yishaq rose in revolt in Tigray proclaiming Tazkaro, the illegitimate son of Menas' brother Yaqob as negus. This revolt occupied Menas attention for the remainder of his short reign. He marched into Lasta, at which point Yishaq retreated into Shire (now part of the region of Amhara). Menas found him there and defeated Yishaq, then turned south to Gubae where he defeated the remaining supporters of Tazkaro on July 2, 1561. Tigray is the northern-most of the nine ethnic divisions (kililoch) of Ethiopia. ... Amhara may refer to: Amhara, an ethnic group of Ethiopia Amhara, an administrative region of Ethiopia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Events The Edict of Orleans suspends the persecution of the Huguenots. ...

Yishaq then obtained the support of Zennur, the Ottoman Pasha of Massawa, and proclaimed Tazkaro's infant brother, Marqos, negus. Menas marched north again, but was defeated at Endarta by Yishaq; he fell back to Atronsa Maryam to regroup for another assault on Yishaq. However, Menas came down with a fever on the march, and died at Kolo on February 1, 1563. The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul (Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ... Pasha is the diminutive form of the Russian given name Pavel. ... Massawa is both an island in the Red Sea, and a major city of Eritrea. ...

Preceded by: Emperor of Ethiopia Succeeded by:
Gelawdewos Sarsa Dengel

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Menas of Ethiopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (268 words)
Menas (throne name Admas Sagad I) was negus negust ( 1559 - February 1, 1563) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonid dynasty.
During Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi 's invasion of Ethiopia, Menas was captured and sent to captivity in Yemen.
Menas marched north again, but was defeated at Endarta by Yishaq; he fell back to Atronsa Maryam to regroup for another assault on Yishaq.
Emperors of Ethiopia (1948 words)
Ethiopia was finally only conquered, briefly, between 1936 and 1941, by Italy, not, significantly, in the 19th century "scramble for Africa," but in the age of totalitarian conquest in the 1930's.
While Ethiopia had preserved its independence and Christian religion for centuries against Islâm, constantly enduring the depredations of Arab slavers, many, or most, of whose male victims were castrated, many foreign fls now blame and reject Christianity for the Atlantic slave trade which took their ancestors to the New World.
Ethiopia and her religion thus receive some respect from a source that, in general, one might have expected to be relatively unaware of the country and relatively hostile to the religion.
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