Classic DACB Collection

All articles created or submitted in the first twenty years of the project, from 1995 to 2015.


Orthodox Church

Samu’él, (probably fl. late 12th century - early 13th century A.D.), was an ecclesiastical dignitary in the reign of Emperor Lalibäla of the Zagwé dynasty. His name is mentioned in a feudal charter of the Emperor, together with ‘Ezra and Yarda’e-Mika’él, as holding the title of épisqopos in the time of Bishop, pappas, Mika’él, probably Abunä Mika’él of Fua, Metropolitan of Ethiopia c. 1205-1209 A.D.

Kinefe-Regb Zelleke and Belaynesh Michael


C. Conti Rossini, “L’evangelo d’oro di Dabra Libanos,” Rendiconti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, Serie quinta, Vol. X (1901): 187, 189, 191.

——–, Storia d’Etiopia (Bergamo, 1928), 309.

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.