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Information about reign: ዳዊት (Emperor Dawit II)

CountryEthiopia
From31 July 1508
To2 September 1540
Personal InformationEmperor Dawit II of Ethiopia (1501 - 1540)
Description

Dawit II (Ge'ez: ዳዊት), also known as Wanag Segad ("to whom lions bow"), better known by his birth name Lebna Dengel (Ge'ez: ልብነ ድንግል), was Emperor of the Ethiopian Empire. A member of the Solomonic dynasty, he was the son of Emperor Na'od and Queen Na'od Mogasa. The important victory over Adal leader Mahfuz may have given Dawit the appellation Wanag Segad, which is a combination of Ge'ez and Harari terms.