Classic DACB Collection

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Ella-Ameda II

Alternate Names: ‘Ellä-Améda II
Ancient Christian Church

‘Ellä-Améda II, or ‘Al’Améda II, Emperor, ruled the Aksumite Empire when Abba Zä-Mika’él ‘Arägawi and others of the Nine Saints came to Ethiopia, according to the Synaxarium. His father was Emperor Sal’adoba, as shown by some King Lists which offer the following succession of rulers: Sal’adoba - ‘Al’améda - Tazéna - Kaléb.

A. K. Irvine and Belaynesh Michael


C. Conti Rossini, “Les Listes des Rois d’Aksoum”, Journal Asiatique (1909).

E. A. Wallis Budge, The Book of the Saints of the Ethiopian Church (Cambridge, 1928, 1928), Vol. I, 117 (Synaxarium, 6 Teqemt); Vol. IV, 1010 (Synaxarium, 17 Säné).

This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,’ copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.