Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

Get access

Zä Dəngəl, Emperor of Ethiopia
(769 words)


Zä Dəngəl reigned for one year as Emperor of Ethiopia (1603-4) under the throne name Asnaf Sägəd II. He was the nephew of Emperor Śärìä Dəngəl, and ruled during a turbulent period when the Ethiopian monarchy was weak and constantly challenged. Dynastic struggles erupted after the demise of Śärìä Dəngəl, who initially promised the crown to Zä Dəngəl. However, in 1596, the empress and her power-hungry sons-in-law, ras Atnatewos, the gov…

Cite this page
Cohen, Leonardo, “Zä Dəngəl, Emperor of Ethiopia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲