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  • Menelik II 1844-1913. Ethiopian emperor (1889-1913) who established independence from Italy and expanded Ethiopia's borders through military conquests.


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  • Ethiopia's then emperor, Menelik II, encouraged by Britain, took over the Ogaden region.

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  • Death of Yohannes IV of Ethiopia in a battle on the Sudanese frontier led to the accession of Menelik II as king of kings, shifting the political focus of Ethiopia to the southern region, with the new capital, Addis Ababa, at its center.

    1876, Feb

  • Menelik II doubled the size of the Ethiopian Empire.

    1876, Feb

  • In 1896, the African army of Menelik II was armed with modern repeating rifles and resoundingly defeated the invading Italian army at the Battle of Adua (Adowa).

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  • Some persons have made quite important collections, one of the most noted being that of Menelik II, the Abyssinian king, who possessed upwards of two thousand locks, varying from light to dark, and from fine to coarse, each lock being labelled with the date and particulars of its acquisition.

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  • We've had great individuals in African history, like Menelik II of Ethiopia or Ramesses II of Egypt or even a more recent one like Kwame Nkrumah.

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  • When Menelik II died, his grandson, Lij Iyassu, succeeded to the throne but soon lost support because of his Muslim ties.

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  • Under the Emperors Theodore II (1855-68), Johannes IV (1872-89), and Menelik II

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  • 1897 - After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture



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