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Information about reign: Emperor Yohannes III, first reign

CountryEthiopia
From30 August 1840
ToOctober 1841
Personal InformationEmperor Yohannes III of Ethiopia (1797 - 1873)
Description

Emperor Yohannes III was the last of the elder "Gondar" line of the Solomonic dynasty to reign over Ethiopia. He was the son of Tekle Giyorgis. He was largely a figurehead, with real power in the hands of the Enderase or Regent, Ras Ali II a princeling of the Yejju Dynasty. Ras Ali's mother was the Empress Menen Liben Amede.