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Newaya Maryam

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Reign  1372–1382
Died  1382
Grandparents  Amda Seyon I
Name  Newaya Maryam
Predecessor  Newaya Krestos

Father  Newaya Krestos
Successor  Dawit I
Dynasty  Zagwe dynasty
Parents  Newaya Krestos
Great-grandparents  Wedem Arad
Similar People  Yekuno Amlak, Haile Selassie, Frumentius

Newaya Maryam (Amharic: ንዋየ ማርያም?) (property of Mary; throne name Wedem Asfare or Gemma Asfare) was Emperor (nəgusä nägäst) (1372–1382) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. He was the eldest son of Newaya Krestos.

Reign

During his reign, Haqq ad-Din II of the Walasma dynasty gained control of the kingdom of Ifat on the southeastern frontier of Ethiopia in 1376, and began raids against the Empire. According to E. A. Wallis Budge, the Royal Chronicles state that "little was known about" Newaya Maryam, and he died without issue. He was buried at Asar, but his descendant Emperor Baeda Maryam I had his body re-interred at the church of Atronsa Maryam.

References

Newaya Maryam Wikipedia


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