Prince Alamayu was born 1861, a prince with a bloodline stretching back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the son of an Ethiopian emperor and heir to the treasures of one of Africa’s richest royal dynasties. Prince Alamayu was uprooted from his home after the British defeated his father in the Abyssinian Expedition of 1868. Taken to England as an orphaned seven year old, speaking no English. Prince Alemayehu Biography and Profile.
Menelik II was born on August 17, 1844 in Ankober, Shewa, Ethiopia. He was king of Shewa and emperor of Ethiopia (1889–1913). In 1865, Menelik escaped Tewodros’ imprisonment and, with the help of family and friends, became the ruler of Shewa. Read Emperor Menelik II Biography and Profile.
Sahle-Work Zewde was born on 21 February 1950, Ethiopia. 2018 Ethiopian members of parliament elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa’s only female head of state. Read Sahle-Work Zewde Biography and Profile.