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 Chronicle of Takla Giyorgis I
(705 words)


ʾAlaqā Gabru

Date: 1779-95

Original Language: G???z


The reign of Takla Giyorgis I (known as Faṣṣāme Mangǝst, ‘Last of the line’) marks the end of the Solomonic monarchy in Ethiopia. He reigned six times: 1779-84, 1788-9, 1794-5, 1795-6, 1798-9, and 1800, the year of his death. His official Chronicle is one of the major sources on his first reign, 1779-84.

The Chronicle was written on a daily basis starting in 1779. It is structured in five sections, running to 51 pages in…

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Gebreyes Beyene, Solomon, “ Chronicle of Takla Giyorgis I”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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