Seble Desta

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Princess Seble Desta
Princess of Ethiopia
Born (1932-08-29) 29 August 1932 (age 87)
Ethiopian Empire
SpouseDejazmach Kassa Wolde Mariam
IssueLij Amha Kassa
Immabet Jote Kassa
Woizerit Yashimmabet Kassa
Woizerit Debritu Kassa
Woizerit Kokeb Kassa
Full name
Immabet Sabla-Wangel
HouseHouse of Solomon
FatherDesta Damtew
MotherPrincess Tenagnework
ReligionEthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo

Princess Seble Desta (also Princess Sybil Desta) is the daughter of Ras Desta Damtew and Princess Tenagnework, and granddaughter of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. She is the widow of Dejazmach Kassa Wolde Mariam, heir to the former Welega kingdom of Leqa Qallam.[1][2]They married at Addis Ababa, on 31 January 1959 (in a double wedding with her sister, Princess Sophia Desta).

Princess Seble and Dejazmach Kassa were the parents of five children:[3]

  • Immabet Jote Kassa (born 14 November 1960). She was in boarding school in England at the time of the coup. She has two children, Adey Sara Kejela and Amman Samuel Kejela.
  • Woizerit Yeshimebet Kassa (born 1962). She was in boarding school in England at the time of the coup.
  • Woizerit Debritu Kassa (born 1967). Escaped from confinement in 1977. She has two children, Yonas Amha, and Anna Amha.
  • Woizerit Kokeb Kassa (born 1967). Escaped from confinement in 1977. She has two children, Aden Abey, and Kaleb Abey.
  • Lij Amha Kassa (born 14 November 1972). Escaped from confinement in 1977.

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Princess Seble was imprisoned by the Dergue from 1974 until 1988.[4][5]

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National honours [6][edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Princess Tenagne Worq". The Times. 10 April 2003. Archived from the original on 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ Princess Desta
  3. ^ Royal Ark
  4. ^ Royal Ark
  5. ^ Princesses in Prison
  6. ^ Royal Ark
  7. ^ Profile, royalark.net; accessed 29 August 2015.