Menelik II, Emperor Menelik II, Emperor Menelik II Biography and Profile, Ethiopia, Political Leader, Africa, Emperor

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. Read more