Information about Emperor Amda Seyon II of Ethiopia

Emperor Amda Seyon II of Ethiopia (1487 - 26 October 1494)

Amda Seyon II (Ge'ez: ዓምደ ፡ ጽዮን, "Pillar of Zion") was Emperor of Ethiopia and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. He was the infant son of Eskender, and a second wife of Eskander's father Baeda Maryam I.

Amda Seyon quickly became the pawn in the struggle for control of the throne, which ended in his death, and the ascension of Na'od. As Taddesse Tamrat writes, "Amda-Seyon's reign lasted for only six months, and even the hagiographer betrays a sense of great relief at the announcement of his death."

Emperor Amda Seyon II of Ethiopia reigned in...
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ዓምደ ፡ ጽዮን (Emperor Amda Seyon II) Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 7 May 1494 26 October 1494
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