Habte Giyorgis Dinagde
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Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis Dinagde
|Died||12 December 1926 (aged 75)|
Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis Dinagde (Amharic: ሀብተጊዮርጊስ ዲነግዴ; 1851 – 12 December 1926) was an Ethiopian military commander and government official, who, among several other posts, served as President of the Council of Ministers and as Minister of War during the reigns of Menelik II, Iyasu V, Zewditu I and Haile Selassie.
Habte Giyorgis was a member of the chebo, Gurage people. Habte Giyorgis was a young commander in a Sebat bet Gurage movement that began in 1875 to separate sebat bet Gurage from Shewa kingdom. In 1878 or earlier, young Habte-Giorgis, was captured by Menelik's soldiers and paraded in Ankobere. He later successfully integrated himself into the enemy army and became one of its zealots. A firm believer in conquest, he grew to be first Prime Minister, an excellent judge, Governor, Minister of War and Fitawrari (literally,commander in chief ) played big Role in expanding Ethiopia Empire. when he joined the forces of Menelik, then-King of Shewa, Found success in the campaigns that establish Ethiopian imperial rule (under Shewan administration) to other kingdoms and chieftains that had, over the previous centuries, existed independently.
However, he grew to become a skilled military leader and statesman. He was also a central figure in the coup which removed Taitu from power during the period of Menelik II's incapacitation as well as the 1916 coup which deposed Iyasu V and put Empress Zewditu in power.
From 1909 to 1927, Habte Giyorgis was Chief Minister (equivalent to the late title of Prime Minister) of the Council of Ministers to the Emperor of Ethiopia. He was an important figure in the Ethiopian Empire often cited for his great skills as military commander and judiciary.
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