Tekle Haymanot of Gondar

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Tekle Haymanot
Reign 18th-century
Predecessor Baeda Maryam
Successor Tekle Giyorgis I
Dynasty Ethiopian Empire

Tekle Haymanot was proclaimed Emperor (nəgusä nägäst) (February 1788 – 1789) of Ethiopia by the former followers of Baede Maryam. He set up his palace in Gondar, and ruled there for about a year.[1] He may be identical with the Emperor "Haimanot" mentioned by Henry Salt, who ruled for a year between Iyasu III and Hezqeyas and had died before 1810.[2]

Tekle Haymanot of Gondar is sometimes given the title Atse, a less familiar Amharic word for "Emperor", to distinguish him from the other Emperors of Ethiopia with the same name. Since he was not recognized as a legitimate ruler, he is not assigned a number.

References[edit]

  1. ^ E. A. Wallis Budge, A History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia, 1928 (Oosterhout, the Netherlands: Anthropological Publications, 1970) p. 478
  2. ^ Henry Salt, A Voyage to Abyssinia and Travels into the Interior of that Country, 1814 (London: Frank Cass, 1967), p. 474.