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Alternate Names: Yerda’e-Mika’él
Orthodox Church

Yerda’e-Mika’él, (probably fl. late 12th - early 13th century A.D.), was an ecclesiastical dignitary in the reign of Emperor Lalibäla of the Zagwé dynasty. He is mentioned in a land grant made by the Emperor to the monastery of Däbrä Libanos of Šimäzana, together with ‘Ezra and Samu’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.