Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Walatta Giyorgis) was the Empress consort of the Ethiopian Empire. She was the wife of Emperor. The Biography of Empress Menen Asfaw,. The Mother of the Ethiopian Nation. This revealing, well-written and rich with historic photographs, the most. It was important to ensure that Empress Menen’s birth date was correct. I asked John Abey, the young man who handed me the original book in Ethiopia, to triple .

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In addition to this she allowed to construct the difficult road which enables for old believers to get access to the church. Empress Menen know her native language, Amharic the reading and writing skill. The Empress and some of her family were placed under house arrest briefly during the Imperial Guard coup attempt against her husband at her villa outside the Guenete Leul Palace grounds in northern Addis Ababa.

Life and Times of Empress Menen Asfaw

Posted by MadMonarchist at 1: The appearance of the Empress with the Crown Prince at her side may have been used by coup leaders as an indication to their followers that the Empress might sympathise with a movement empreess brought her favored son to the throne.

I believe you menej be very happy when I tell you this information. Women who are living all over the world who stand for peace may help us during the war time. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

In Enpress 23, Majesty Haile Sellassie as he went to Europe for friendly visit she celebrated his coronation day nicely. Menen Asfaw was born In Ambassel. On this celebration, there were a lot of people. In this school a great number of ladies has got a chance to learn.


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April 28 then from up to now I meneb got chance to see on my naked eyes her kindness and human deeds. Empress Menen was born April 3rd, and died February 15th, of health problems. The title of Jantirar has traditionally belonged to the head of the family holding the mountain fortress of Ambassel, and he was one of them.

Young girls from all across Ethiopia came to the school for their education which was closely supported by the Empress who took an active interest in all that went on, frequently visiting the school, looking in on classes and presiding at awards and graduation ceremonies. The Empress made numerous pilgrimages to Holy Sites in then British-ruled Palestine, in Syria and in Lebanon, during her exile to pray for her occupied homeland.

Behind the scenes however, she was the Emperor’s most trusted advisor, quietly offering advice on a whole range of issues. In January 8, she went to Debrezeit to visit Majesty H. Ancestors of Ejpress Asfaw 2.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: In July 19, she went to Harar and Dirdawa to visit different official departments. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Empress Menen Asfaw.

Here it is written empreds “she was blessed with thirty-three grandchildren and great-grandchildren from Princes Tenagne Work, the heir Prince Asfa Wossen, Prince Mekonnen, and Prince Empfess.


With grace of God I was eager to see my native place Wollo.

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This book may not contain all your biography, but it is a small part of it. Is there anybody who did not miss his relative during the war?

From — they stayed in England in exile. Empress Menen except her childhood she gave her life for good deeds she goes to St. She also assigned guardians for orphan blinds to facilitate their learning teaching process. When he became heir to the throne in as Ras Taffari Makonnen, his grandmother entered the women’s convent at Debre Libanos and became a nun becoming an “Imahoi”.

She was the wife of Emperor Haile Selassie. Even though I was separated for 31 years [physically it is impossible to say that I was living alienated my self from you. By the grace of God the school resumed its function after the victory.

The Empress also supported numerous charitable causes for the poor, the infirm and the handicapped. Inon the Empress Zewditu avenue, Empress Menen gave her estate around ourael ara for the school which is named by her beloved daughter princess Zenebework. Menen Asfaw House of Solomon Born: In June 17, again she visited different schools found in Nazareth.

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