Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLij Iyasu
|Emperor-designate of Ethiopia|
|Reign||12 December 1913 – 27 September 1916|
4 February 1895|
Dessie, Wollo, Ethiopian Empire
|Died||25 November 1935
Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Empire
|Burial||Compound of St Markos Church|
|Spouse||Seble Wongel Hailu|
|House||House of Solomon|
|Mother||Woizero Shewaregga Menelik|
|Religion||Allegations of conversion to Islam, the religion of his paternal ancestors, caused his excommunication from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church|
Lij Iyasu (Ge'ez: ልጅ ኢያሱcode: gez is deprecated ), (4 February 1895 – 25 November 1935), was the designated Emperor of Ethiopia from 1913 to 1916. His baptismal name was Kifle Yaqob (ክፍለ ያዕቆብ kəflä y’aqob). Ethiopian emperors traditionally chose their regnal name on the day they were crowned, and since he was never crowned, he is usually referred to as Lij Iyasu, "Lij" meaning child, especially one born of royal blood.
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Lij Iyasu wearing a Muslim turban with Abdullahi Sadiq.
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