List of rulers of Shewa

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The following is a list of rulers of Shewa. Shewa was an historical region of Ethiopia. It was formerly an autonomous kingdom known as the Sultanate of Showa, which later became a vassal state to the Abyssinian Empire.

List of the rulers of Shewa[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Shewan branch of the Solomonic dynasty
c. 1682 to c. 1703 Abeto Negasi Krestos
c. 1703 to c. 1718 Meridazmach Sebestyanos
c. 1718 to c. 1744 Meridazmach Kidane Kale More commonly known as Abuye
c. 1744 to c. 1775 Meridazmach Amha Iyasus Also known as Amhayes
c. 1775 to c. 1808 Meridazmach Asfaw Wossen
c. 1808 to June 1813 Meridazmach and Ras Wossen Seged
June 1813 to 22 October 1847 Meridazmach and Negus Sahle Selassie After 1839, Negus
22 October 1847 to 9 November 1855 Negus Haile Melekot
9 November 1855 to 1856 Sahle Mariam First term
1856 to 1859 Meridazmach Haile Mikael Son of Sahle Selassie, appointed by Emperor Tewodros II
1859 Bezabeh First term; appointed by Emperor Tewodros II
1859 to 1860 Meridazmach Seyfe Son of Sahle Selassie; rebel against Emperor Tewodros II
1860 to 1865 Bezabeh Second term; restored by Emperor Tewodros II
1865 to 1913 Sahle Mariam Second term; in 1889 became Emperor Menelik II

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