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|
|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.
He was born in the Tigray province of Ethiopia.
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.
His son, Haile Selassie Gugsa, ruled over eastern Tigray beginning in April 1932.
He and explorer Wilfred Thesiger both lived in Ethopia back when it was still named Abyssinia.
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