kids encyclopedia robot

Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Lij Iyasu
Yasu V.jpg
Emperor-designate of Ethiopia
Reign 12 December 1913 – 27 September 1916
Coronation Never Crowned
Predecessor Menelik II
Successor Zewditu I
Born (1895-02-04)4 February 1895
Dessie, Wollo, Ethiopian Empire
Died 25 November 1935(1935-11-25) (aged 40)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Empire
Burial Compound of St Markos Church
Spouse Seble Wongel Hailu
House House of Solomon
Father Mikael Ali
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 ኢያሱ ), (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.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.