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Chronicler of Iyasu II
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Date of Birth: 1691–5

Place of Birth: Gondar, Ethiopia

Date of Death: 1755–9

Place of Death: Unknown


The author of the Chronicle of Iyasu II is not identified in the text itself. However, it is evident that he was very close to the king and enjoyed a court life. It seems that he worked daily on the Chronicle, and took part in military campaigns and attended royal banquets at Gondär, the fixed capital of the kingdom.

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Gebreyes Beyene, Solomon, “Chronicler of Iyasu II”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <>

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