Yohannes IV

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Date of Birth July 11, 1837
Place of Birth Ethiopia
Date of Death Mar 10, 1889 (51)
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Yohannes IV

Yohannes IV was the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1871 to his death in 1889 at the Battle of Gallabat and ruler of Tigray from 1867 to 1871. He is remembered as one of the leading architects of the modern state of Ethiopia.

Predecessor: Tekle Giyorgis II
Successor: Menelik II
Born: July 11, 1837, May Baha, Tembien, Ethiopian Empire
Died: March 10, 1889, Metemma, Ethiopian Empire
Issue: Ras Araya Selassie, Ras Mengesha
House: House of Solomon (Tigrean Branch)
Father: Dejazmatch Mercha Wolde Kidan, Shum of Tembien
Mother: Woizero Silass Dimtsu of Chelekot, Enderta
Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church

About Yohannes IV

Ethiopian royalty who served as the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1871 until his death in 1889. He is remembered for his long and bloody squabbles with Ottoman Egypt and Sudan.

Before Fame

He was born in the Tigray province of Ethiopia.

Achievement

His full official title was His Imperial Majesty John IV, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of Zion, King of Kings of Ethiopia and Elect of God.

Family Life

His son, Haile Selassie Gugsa, ruled over eastern Tigray beginning in April 1932.

Associations

He and explorer Wilfred Thesiger both lived in Ethopia back when it was still named Abyssinia.

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