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Sarsa Dengel (Amharic "Sprout of the Virgin") (1550 - 1597) was negus (throne name Malak Sagad I) (1563 - 1597) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonid dynasty. He was the son of Menas. Amharic (አማርኛ) is a Semitic language spoken in Northern Central Ethiopia, where it is the official language. ... Events February 7 - Julius III becomes Pope. ... Events January 24 - Battle of Turnhout. ... Negus is the Amharic word for king. The term negus negust means king of kings, or Emperor. ... Events 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. ...


He was elected king by the Shoan commanders of the army and the Queen Mother. Upon his coming of age, Bahr Negash Yishaq presented himself to Sarsa Dengel and made peace. However, Sarsa Dengel had to confront a number of other revolts: his cousin Hamalmal in 1563, another cousin Fasil two years later, and in 1575 Yishaq once again revolted, with support of the Ottoman Empire. Sarsa Dengel then marched to Tigray that next year, where he defeated and killed in battle Yishaq and the Ottoman Pasha. Shewa (also spelled Shoa) is a historical region of Ethiopia. ... Events February 18 - The Duke of Guise is assassinated while besieging Orléans March - Peace of Amboise. ... Events August 5 - Henry Sidney is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. ... 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. ... Tigray is the northern-most of the nine ethnic divisions (kililoch) of Ethiopia. ...


Sarsa Dengel was the first negus to confront the encroachment of the Oromo, who had defeated Nur ibn Mujahid as Nur returned from killing his uncle Gelawdewos in battle. In his tenth regnal year (1573), campaigning in the south, he defeated the Oromo in a battle near Lake Zway. He campaigned against them again in his 15th (1578) and 25th (1588) regnal years. The Oromo are an African ethnic group (pejoratively termed Galla) found in Ethiopia and to a lesser extent Kenya. ... Events January - articles of Warsaw Confederation signed, sanctioning religious freedom in Poland. ... Lake Zway is one of the freshwater Rift Valley lakes of Ethiopia. ... Events January 31 - Battle of Gemblours - Spanish forces under Don John of Austria and Alexander Farnese defeat the Dutch. ... Events May 12 - Day of the Barricades in Paris. ...


Sarsa Dengel campaigned against the Falasha in Semien in 1580, then again in 1585. He also campaigned against the Agaw in 1581, and in 1585. He campaigned against the Gambo, who dwelled in the lands west of the Coman swamp, in 1590. He made a punitve expedition against the Ottoman Turks in 1588, in response to their raids in the northern provinces. Sarsa Dengel campaigned in Enyara twice, the first time in 1586, and the second time in 1597. On this second outting, his Chronicle records,1 a group of monks tried to dissuade him from this expedition; failing that, they warned him not to eat fish from a river he would pass. Sarsa Dengel passed by the river the monks warned him about, and ate fish taken from this river; he grew sick and died on October 4, 1597.2 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. ... Events March 1 - Michel de Montaigne signs the preface to his most significant work, Essays. ... Events January 12 - The Netherlands adopts the Gregorian calendar Beginning of the Eighth War of Religion in France (also known as the War of the Three Henrys) August 8 - John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in quest for the North West Passage. ... Events January 16 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism April 4 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. July 26 - The Northern Russia begins the conquest of Siberia Finland becomes a grand duchy. ... Events March 14 - Battle of Ivry - Henry IV of France again defeats the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne. ... 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. ... Events November 19 - Henry Barrow, English Puritan and Separatist is imprisoned. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ...


References

  1. Partially translated by Richard K. P. Pankhurst in The Ethiopian Royal Chronicles. Addis Ababa: Oxford University Press, 1967.
  2. G.W.B. Huntingford, Historical Geography of Ethiopia (London: British Academy, 1989), p.149.
Preceded by: Emperor of Ethiopia Succeeded by:
Menas Yaqob

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Sarsa Dengel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (366 words)
Sarsa Dengel ( Amharic "Sprout of the Virgin") ( 1550 - 1597) was negus negust (throne name Malak Sagad I) ( 1563 - 1597) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonid dynasty.
Sarsa Dengel was the first negus to confront the encroachment of the Oromo, who had defeated Nur ibn Mujahid as Nur returned from killing his uncle Gelawdewos in battle.
Sarsa Dengel passed by the river the monks warned him about, and ate fish taken from this river; he grew sick and died on October 4, 1597.
Za Dengel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (171 words)
Za Dengel was negus negust (throne name Asnaf Sagad II) ( 1603 - 1604) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonid dynasty.
He was the son of Lesana Krestos, the brother of Sarsa Dengel.
Za Dengel marched to the plain of Bartcho to put down this revolt, but despite the help of 200 Portuguese musketeers, Za Dengel perished in battle on October 24.
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