Dynastical Periods
The Royal Ethiopian Solomonic Dynasty
King David
(King of the Hebrew~Israelites ~ 1000 B.C.)
King Solomon & Queen Makeda (Queen of Sheba)
(~950 B.C.)
Emperor Menelik I "David II"
(~930 B.C.)
First Emperor of Ethiopia (1st son of King Solomon and Queen Makeda (Queen of Sheba))
 
----- excerpt from the Kebra Negast -----

How Queen Makeda Made Her Son King of Ethiopia

On the third day of the celebrations Makeda delivered over to her son seventeen thousand
chosen horses, which were to watch the army of the enemy, and one thousand chosen mules,
apparel of honour, gold and silver measured by the omer; and she delivered over to her son
everything that was his by law, and the throne of her kingdom.

And the Queen said unto her nobles: "Speak ye now, and swear by the heavenly Zion that ye
will not make women queens or set them upon the throne of the kingdom of Ethiopia, and
that no one except the male seed of David, the son of Solomon the King, shall ever reign over
Ethiopia, and that ye will never make women queens."  And all the nobles of the king's house
swore, also the governors, the councillors and the administrators.

And she made Almeyas and Azariah the chief of the priests and the chief of the deacons, and
the sons of the mighty men of Israel performed the Law, together with their King David in the
Tabernacle of Witness...
and the kingdom was made anew.

excerpts from the book... (page 121)
Kebra Negast
(The Glory Of Kings) The True Ark Of The Covenant
Translated & Edited by Miguel F. Brooks
Zagwe Dynasty during the 9th & 10th century A.D. (table below).  
Late in the 13th century, the Zagwe usurpers of the throne were swept away,
and
Yekuno Amlak restored the Solomonic dynasty of Kings, legitimate heirs of the Aksumite line as
defined by the traditions of the Kebra Nagast. - Source (Kebra Negast, page 176)
The Solomonic Restoration
 
Yekuno Amlak (10 Aug 1270-1285 A.C.E.) (d. 19 Jun 1285 A.C.E.)
 
    Children:
    i          Yagbe'u Seyon
    ii         Wedem Arad
 
Yagbe'u Seyon (19 Jun 1285-1294) (d. 1294)
 
    Children:
    i          Senfa Ared IV
    ii         Hezba Asgad
    iii        Qedma Asgad
    iv        Jin Asgad
    v         Saba Asgad
  Senfa Ared IV (1294-1295)
  Hezba Asgad (1295-1296)
  Qedma Asgad (1296-1297)
  Jin Asgad (1297-1298)
  Saba Asgad (1298-1299)
 
Wedem Arad (1299-1314) (d. 1314)
 
    Children:
    i          Amda Tseyon I
 
Amda Tseyon (1314-1344) (d. 1344)
 
    Children:
    i          Newaya Krestos
 
Newaya Krestos (1344-1371) (d. 1372)
 
    Children:
    i          Newaya Maryam
    ii         Dawit I
  Newaya Maryam (1372-1382) (d. 1382)
 
Dawit I (1382-6 Oct 1413) (d. 6 Oct 1413)
 
    Children:
    i          Tewodros I
    ii         Yesehaq I
    iii        Son#3
    iv        Zare'a Ya'eqob
  Tewodros I (1413-1414) (d. 1414)
 
Yesehaq I (1414-1429) (d. 1429)
 
    Children:
    i          Andreyas
    ii         Takla Maryam
  Andreyas (1429-1430) (d. 1430)
  Takla Maryam (1430-1433) (d. 1433)
 
    Children:
    i          Sarwe Iyasus
    ii         Amda Iyasus
  Sarwe Iyasus (1433-1433) (d. 1433)
 
Amda Iyasus (1433-1434) (d. 1434)
 
Zare'a Ya'eqob (19/20 Jun 1434-26 Aug 1468) (b. 1399; d. 26 Aug 1468) (69 yrs old)
 
    Children:
    i          Ba'eda Maryam I
 
Ba'eda Maryam I (1468-8 Nov 1478) (b. 1448; d. 8 Nov 1478) (30 yrs old)
 
    Children:
    i          Eskender
    ii         Na'od
  Eskender (1478-7 May 1494) (b. 15 Jul 1471; d. 7 May 1494) (22 yrs old)
 
    Children:
    i          Amada Seyon II
  Amada Seyon II (1494-26 Oct 1494) (b. 1487; d. 26 Oct 1494) (7 yrs old)
 
Na'od (1494-31 Jul 1508) (d. 31 Jul 1508)
 
    Children:
    i         Lebna Dengel (Dawit II)
 
Dawit II (Lebna Dengel) (1508-2 Sep 1540) (b. 1501; d. 2 Sep 1540)
 
    Children:
    i         Galawdewos
    ii        Minas
 
Galawdewos (3 Sep 1540-23 Mar 1559) (b. 1521/1522; d. 23 Mar 1559) (38/37 yrs old)
Minas (1559-1 Feb 1563) (d. 1 Feb 1563)
    Children:
    i         Sarsa Dengel
    ii        Yaeqob
Sarsa Dengel (1563-4 Oct 1597) (b. 1550; d. 4 Oct 1597) (47 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Yaeqob
Yaeqob (1597-1604) (b. 1590; d. 10 Mar 1606)
Za Dengel (Nephew of Sartsa Dengel) (1603-24 Oct 1604) (d. 24 Oct 1604)
 
Gondarine Line
 
Susneyos I (Grandson of Dawit II and Great-grandson of Lebna Dengel) (1606-17 Sep 1632)
(b. 1572; d. 17 Sep 1632) (60 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Fasilidas I
Fasilidas I (1632-18 Oct 1667) (b. 1603; d. 18 Oct 1667) (64 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Yohannes I
    ii         Tewoflos
Yohannes I (1667-19 Jul 1682) (b. 1640; d. 19 Jul 1682) (42 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Iyasu I
Iyasu I (19 Jul 1682-13 Oct 1706) (b. 1654; d. 13 Oct 1706) (52 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Tekla Haymanot I
    ii         Dawit III
    iii        Bakaffa
    iv        Yohannes II
Tekla Haymanot I (27 Mar 1706-30 Jun 1708) (b. 28 Mar 1684; d. 30 Jun 1708) (24 yrs old)
Tewoflos (1 Jul 1708-14 Oct 1711) (d. 14 Oct 1711)
Yostos (Grandson of Iyasu I) (14 Oct 1711-19 Feb 1716) (d. 19 Feb 1716)
Dawit III (8 Feb 1716-18 May 1721) (b. 1695; d. 18 May 1721) (26 yrs old)
Bakaffa (18 May 1721-19 Sep 1730) (d. 19 Sep 1730)
    Children:
    i          Iyasu II
Iyasu II (19 Sep 1730-27 Jun 1755) (b. 21 Oct 1723; d. 27 Jun 1755) (31 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Iyaos
    ii         Susenyos II (possible illegitimate son)
Iyaos (27 Jun 1755-7 May 1769) (b. 1740; d. 14 May 1769) (29 yrs old)
  "Zamana Masafent" (Zemene Mesafint) (1769-1855 A.D.) a phrase meaning, "Age of
Princes".  During this time, Ethiopia is divided into three independent states: Tigre, Amhara,
and Shoa, without a central government.
 
Yohannes II (7 May 1769-18 Oct 1769) (b. 1699; d. 18 Oct 1769) (70 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Tekle Haymanot II
    ii         Tekle Giyorgis I
Tekle Haymanot II (18 Oct 1769-Aug 1770 & Dec 1770-13 Apr 1777) (b. 1754; d. 7 Sep
1777) (23 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Salomon III
Susenyos II (Aug 1770-Dec 1770) (d. 1771)
Salomon II (Son of Abeto Adigo) (13 Apr 1777-20 Jul 1779) (d. 1782)
    Children:
    i          Baeda Maryam II (possible son)
Tekle Giyorgis I (20 Jul 1779-8 Feb 1784 & 24 Apr 1788-26 Jul 1789 & Jan 1794-15 Apr
1795
& Dec 1795-10 May 1796 & 4 Jan 1798-10 May 1799 & 24 Mar 1800-Jun 1800) (b.
1751; d. 12 Dec 1817) (66 yrs old)
    Children:
    i          Yohannes III
Iyasu III (Grandson of Iyasu II) (16 Feb 1784-24 Apr 1788) (d. 1810)
    Children:
    i          Hezqeyas
Hezqeyas (26 Jul 1789-Jan 1794) (d. 13 Sep 1813)
    Children:
    i          Egwale Seyon
    ii         Iyoas II
Baeda Maryam II (15 Apr 1795-Dec 1795) (b. 1749; d.1833) (84 yrs old)
Salomon III (20 May 1796-15 Jul 1797 & 20 May 1799-15 Jul 1799)
    Children:
    i          Iyasu IV
Yonas (Grandson of Fasilides) (18 Aug 1797-4 Jan 1798) (d. May 1813)
Egwale Seyon (Jun 1801-12 Jun 1818) (d. 12 Jun 1818)
Iyoas II (14 June 1818-3 Jun 1821) (d. 3 Jun 1821)
    Children:
    i          Gigar
Gigar (3 Jun 1821-Apr 1826 & Apr 1826-Jun 1830) (b. 1745; d. 26 Nov 1832) (87 yrs old)
Iyasu IV (18 Jun 1830-18 Mar 1832)
Gebre Krestos (Alleged descendant of Fasilides) (18 Mar 1832-8 Jun 1832)
Sahle Dengel (Brother of Gebre Krestos) (Oct 1832-29 Aug 1840 & Oct 1841-1845 & 1845-
1850
& 1851-11 Feb 1855) (b. 1778; d. 11 Feb 1855) (77 yrs old)
Yohannes III (30 Aug 1840-Oct 1841 & 1845-1845 & 1850-1851) (b. 1797; d. 1873) (76 yrs
old)
Shoawan Line
 
Abeto Yacob
    Children:
    i        Abeto Segwe Qal
Abeto Segwe Qal
    Children:
    i.       Abeto Werede Qal
Abeto Werede Qal
    Children:
    i.       Abeto Libse Qal
Abeto Libse Qal
    Children:
    i.       Abeto Negassi
Abeto Negassi
    Children:
    i.       Merid Azmatch Sibiste
Merid Azmatch Sibiste
    Children:
    i.       Merid Azmatch Abuye
Merid Azmatch Abuye
    Children:
    i.       Merid Azmatch Amha Yesus (Amhayes)
Merid Azmatch Amha Yesus (Amhayes)
    Children:
    i.       Merid Azmatch Asfa Wossen
Merid Azmatch Asfa Wossen
    Children:
    i.       Merid Azmatch Wossen Seged
Merid Azmatch Wossen Seged
    Children:
    i.       Sahle Sellassie b. 1813
Negus Sahle Sellassie, b. 1813 in Shoa province, d. 1847 (34 yrs old)
    Children:
    i.       Hayle Malakot b. 1847
    ii.      Ras Darge
    iii.     Woizero Tenagne Warq (Tenagnework) Sahle Sellassie
Negus Haile Melekot, b. 1847
    Children:
    i.       Emperor Menelik II
Tewodros Dynasty
 
Emperor Tewodros II (Son of Haile Giorgis Wolde Giorgis) (11 Feb 1855-13 Apr 1865) (b.
1818; d. 13 Apr 1865)
(47 yrs old)
(defeats Empress Manan of Amhara and Daj Webe of Tigre, re-unifies Ethiopia's Kingdom into
a single Empire.  Shoa, is still ruled by Negus Menelik II, grandson of Sahle Selassie, direct
descendent of Menelik I).
Zagwe Dynasty
  Emperor Tekle Giyorgis II (Son of Wagshum Gebre Medhin) (11 Jun 1868-11 Jul 1871)
(proclaims himself Emperor upon the death of Emperor Tewodros II.
(d. 1873)
Tigrean Line
  Emperor Yohannes IV (Son of Dejazmatch Mercha) (11 Jul 1871-10 Mar 1889) (defeats
Tekle Giyorgis II)
(b. 11 Jul 1837; d. 10 Mar 1889) (51 yrs old)
Shoawan Line
 
Ras Darge
    Children:
    i        Tesame
Tenagne Warq.  She married Walde Mika'el Walde Melekot.
    Children:
    i        Ras Makonnen Wolde Mika'el b. 8 May 1852 (Benbot 1844) in Darafo Maryam in
    the district of Gola, d. 21 Mar 1906 (13th Magabit 1898) in Qullebi; buried in the church
    of St. Michael at Harar. (54 yrs old)
    ii       Wayzaro Ehta
Emperor Menelik II (10 Mar 1889-12 Dec 1913) (b. 17 Aug 1844; d. 12 Dec 1913) (69 yrs
old) (Ascends the throne as Negus Negast of Ethiopia and crowned Emperor upon the death
of Yohannes IV)
    Children:
    i.       Empress Zawditu I
    ii.      Shoareged
Tesame.  She married Dej. Haylu.
    Children:
    i.       Ras Kassa
 
Ras Makonnen Wolde Mika'el Gudessa.  He married Wayzero Yeshimebet Ali Abba Jifar , b.
08 May 1852 1864); d. 14 Mar 1894 (6th of Magabit 1886).
 
Wayzaro Ehta
    Children:
    i.       Wayzaro Mazlaqiya
 
Shoareged.  She married Negus Mika'el.
    Children:
    i.       Ledj Iyasu V
 
Ras Kassa
    Children:
    i.       Ras Asrate
  Ledj Iyasu V (12 Dec 1913-27 Sep 1916) (b. 4 Feb 1895; d. 25 Nov 1935 (40 yrs old)
  Empress Zawditu I (27 Sep 1916-2 Apr 1930) (b. 29 Apr 1876; d. 2 Apr 1930) (53 yrs old)
 
Emperor Haile Selassie I (2 Nov 1930 - ~ ) (b. 23 July 1892; deposed 12 Sep 1974)
Emperor Haile Selassie I (b. 23 Jul 1892 (16th Hamle 1884)) in Ejarsa Goro.  He married
Empress Menen.  Ras Tafari, great-grandson of Negus Sahle Selassie of Shoa, is crowned
Negus of Ethiopia on October 7, 1928 and upon the death of Empress Zawditu in 1930, is
crowned Negus Negast and ascends to the throne of David as Emperor Haile Selassie I, King of
kings, Lord of lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God. Last seen on 27 Aug
1975.  
Family Tree
    Children:
    i.       Princess Romane Worq Haile Selassie
    ii.      Princess Tenage Worq Haile Selassie.  She married Ras Desta Damtew.
    iii.     Asfa Wossen Haile Selassie (Emperor Amha Selassie I) (b. 27 Jul 1916; d. 17 Feb
    1997)
    iv.     Zenebe Worq Haile Selassie.  She married Haile Sellassie Gugsa.
    v.      Tsehai Haile Selassie.  She married Abiy Abebe.
    vi.     Mekonnen Haile Selassie
    vii.    Sahle Selassie Haile Selassie

Note:  Emperor Haile Selassie's royal line (through his father's mother) originated from the
Amhara people, but he also had Oromo, and Gurage roots. He was born on 23 July 1892, in
the village of Ejersa Goro, in the Harar province of Ethiopia. His mother was Woizero ("Lady")
Yeshimebet Ali Abba Jifar, daughter of the renowned Oromo ruler of Wollo province
Dejazmach Ali Abba Jifar. His maternal grandmother was of Gurage heritage. Tafari's father
was Ras Makonnen Woldemikael Gudessa, the governor of Harar. Ras Makonnen served as a
general in the First Italo–Ethiopian War, playing a key role at the Battle of Adwa; he too was
paternally Oromo but maternally Amhara. Haile Selassie was thus able to ascend to the
imperial throne through his paternal grandmother, Woizero Tenagnework Sahle Selassie,
who was an aunt of Emperor Menelik II and daughter of Negus Sahle Selassie of Shewa. As
such, Haile Selassie claimed direct descent from Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, and King
Solomon of ancient Israel.
 
Wayzaro Mazlaqiya.  She married Dejazmatch Hayla Sellasse Abaynah.
 
    Children:
    i.       Emru
 
Princess Romane Worq Haile Selassie.  She married Dejazmatch Beyene.
    Children:
    i.       Ledj Samson Beyene
    ii.      Ledj Getachew Beyene
    iii.     Ledj Merid Beyene
 
Emperor Ahma Selassie I (12 Sep 1974-21 Mar 1975 & 1989-17 Feb 1997) (b. 27 Jul 1916;
d. 17 Feb 1997) (80 yrs old).  He married (1) Empress Medferiash Worq Abebe (b. 1925; m.
1945; d. 13 Mar 2009) .  He married (2) Woizero Wolete Israel Seyum in 1932.
    Children:
    i.       (1) Princess Maryam Sena Asfa Wossen
    ii.      (1) Princess Sehen Azebe Asfa Wossen
    iii.     (1) Crown Prince Zere Yacob Asfa Wossen (b. 17 Aug 1953)
    iv.     (1) Princess Sefrash Bezu Asfa Wossen
    v.      (2) Edjigayehu Asfa Wossen
 
Mekonnen Haile Selassie.  He married Sara Gezaw.
    Children:
    i.       Wesen Seged Mekonnen
    ii.      Michael Mekonnen.  He married Asrat.
    iii.     Mekonnen Mekonnen.  He married Adey Imeru.
    iv.     Teferi Mekonnen
    v.      Beide Mekonnen.  He married Mahelate.
 
Sahle Selassie Haile Selassie.  He married Mahtsente Habte Mariam.
    Children:
    i.       Ermias Sahle Selassie
 
Ledj Samson Beyene.  He married Wayzero Koromtit Andargachew.
    Children:
    i.       Ledj Sebeste Samson
 
Mariam Sena Asfa Wossen.  She married Seyfu Zewde.
    Children:
    i.       Sora Seyfu
    ii.      Eyoha Seyfu
 
Crown Prince Zere Yacob Asfa Wossen.  (1997 -  ) (b. 17 Aug 1953)  He married Wayzero
Nunu Getahun.  In 1974, Zere Yacob was named "Acting Crown Prince" and "Heir
Presumptive" to the Imperial throne of Ethiopia by Emperor Haile Selassie I a year after
Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen suffered a severe stroke.  In April 1989, Zere Yacob was named
"Heir Apparent" when Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen assumed the title "Emperor in Exile".  
After Emperor Amha Selassie I passing in 1997, Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen is regarded as
head of the Imperial Family of Ethiopia.
    Children:
    i.       Princess Lideta Zere Yacob
 
Sefrash Bezu Asfa Wossen.  He married Ato Fasil Araya.
    Children:
    i.       Aida Fasil
    ii.      Rebecca Fasil
 
Edjigayehu Asfa Wossen.  She married Fikre Selassie.
    Children:
    i.       Samson Fikre Selassie
    ii.      Rahel Fikre Selassie
    iii.     Meheret Fikre Selassie.  She married Ato Asefa Taye.
    iv.     Aster Fikre Selassie
 
H.I.H. Ermias Sahle Selassie -  married (1) Princess Gelila Fesseha.  He married (2) Lady
Saba Kebede on Feb. 25, 2011.  
President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia (1997 -
current)
serving on behalf of the throne during an interregnum as currently being
experienced. (noted as of 12-23-2016)
    Children:
    i.       (1) Christian Sahle Selassie
    ii.      (1) Rufael Ermias Sahle Selassie

King David ~ King Solomon and Queen of Sheba ~ Emperor Menelik I ~ Emperor Haile
Selassie I ~ The Crown Council of Ethiopia*
* The Crown Council of Ethiopia represents the Emperor during an interregnum, such
as the one experienced since Our Emperor was deposed in 1974.
 
Aster Fikre Selassie.  She married Anatoly Antohin.
    Children:
    i.       Edjigayehu Alexandra Antohin
    ii.      Teferi Alexey Antohin
In the Beginning so shall it be in the End!
Zagwe Dynasty (*Usurpers of the throne)
Zagwe Dynasty during the 9th & 10th century A.D. (below).  
Late in the 13th century, the Zagwe usurpers of the throne were swept
away, and
Yekuno Amlak restored the Solomonic dynasty of Kings,
legitimate heirs of the Aksumite line as defined by the traditions of the
Kebra Nagast. - Source (Kebra Negast, page 176)
 
Mara Takla Haymanot
 
    Children:
    i          Tatadim (Son)
    ii         Jan Seyum (Son)
    iii        Germa Seyum (Son)
 
Tatadim
  Jan Seyum
 
    Children:
    i          Kedus Harbe (Son)
    ii         Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (Son)
  Germa Seyum
 
    Children:
    i          Yemrehana Krestos (Son)
 
Yemrehana Krestos
  Kedus Harbe
 
    Children:
    i          Na'akueto La'ab (Son)
  Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (1189-1229)
 
    Children:
    i          Yetbarak (Son)
  Na'akueto La'ab
  Yetbarak
  Mairari
  Harbai
   
  Sources: 1) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Emperors_of_Ethiopia;Retrieved
2015-09-03
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ancestry or extraction: She could

trace her lineage to the early Pilgrims.

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Ras Makonnen
Yohannes IV
Emperor Tewodros II
Empress Zawditu
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Empress
Menen Asfaw
Ledj Iyasu V
Crown Prince
Zere Yacob Asfa Wossen
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Ermias Sahle Selassie
His Imperial Majesty Emperor
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c.       : circa (i.e., approx, around, about)
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