Information about Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia

Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia (1818 - 13 April 1868)

Tewodros II (Ge'ez: ቴዎድሮስ, baptized as Sahle Dingil, and often referred to in English by the equivalent Theodore II) was the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1855 until his death.

He was born Kassa Haile Giorgis, but was more regularly referred to as Kassa Hailu (Ge'ez: ካሳ ኃይሉ — meaning "restitution" and "His [or the] power"). His rule is often placed as the beginning of modern Ethiopia, ending the decentralized Zemene Mesafint (Era of the Princes).

Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia reigned in...
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ቴዎድሮስ (Emperor Tewodros II) Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 11 February 1855 13 April 1868
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