Mahisente Habte Mariam

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Princess Mahisente Habte Mariam
Princess of Ethiopia
Born (1937-02-09) 9 February 1937 (age 80)
Nekemte, Ethiopian Empire
Spouse Prince Sahle Selassie
Issue Ermias Sahle Selassie
Full name
Mahzente (or Mahisente)
House House of Solomon
(by marriage)
Father Dejazmach Habte Mariam Gebre-Igziabiher
Mother Woizero Yeshimebet Guma
Religion Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo
Imperial Family of Ethiopia
Imperial coat of arms of Ethiopia (Haile Selassie).svg

HIH The Crown Prince

  • HIH Princess Lideta Zera Yacob

HIH Princess Ijigayehu

  • HIH Prince Samson Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Prince Bekere Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Princess Donna Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Prince Yisehaq Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Princess Rahel Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Princess Aster Fikre Selassie
  • HIH Princess Meheret Fikre Selassie

HIH Princess Maryam Senna
HIH Princess Sehin Azebe
HIH Princess Sifrash Bizu


Princess Mahisente Habte Mariam[1](born at Nekemte on 9 February 1937) is the widow of Prince Sahle Selassie, youngest son of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. She is the daughter of Dejazmach Habte Mariam Gebre-Igziabiher, heir to the former Welega Kingdom of Leqa Naqamte, and later served as governor of Welega province. Her mother was Woizero Yeshimebet Guma, a prominent Welega Oromo noblewoman who was later married to Ras Mesfin Selashi, a leading Ethiopian aristocrat and close associate of Emperor Haile Selassie. Princess Mahisente is also the mother of Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, the current President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia.[2]

Princess Mahisente worked for many years with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) before her retirement. The princess currently lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • Mahisente Habte Mariam.
  • Her Imperial Highness Princess Mahisente.

Honours[edit]

National honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Ark
  2. ^ "Advisory Board Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie Foundation Director". TRFTRA - The Royal Foundation To Rebuild Africa. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Per Nordenvall, Kungliga Serafimerorden 1748-1998 (1998). See List of Knights of the Order