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House of Solomon
ሰሎሞናዊው ሥርወ መንግሥት
Sälomonawīwi širiwä menigišiti

Solomonic dynasty
Imperial coat of arms of Ethiopia (Haile Selassie).svg
Parent houseby tradition, House of David
CountrySolomonic dynasty Ethiopian Empire
  • Crown Council of Ethiopia (as the government-in-exile of Ethiopia and Eritrea)
Place of originBete Amhara
FoundedTraditionally 980 BC, 3002 years ago; historically 10 August 1270 AD, 752 years ago
FounderMenelik I
Current headZera Yacob Amha Selassie
Final rulerHaile Selassie
  • Emperor of Ethiopia -- Atse
  • King of Kings/Queen of Kings -- Negusa Nagast/Negesta Nagastat
  • Negus
  • Elect of God
  • King of Zion
  • King of Abyssinia
  • Duke
  • Ras
  • Leul
Deposition12 September 1974
Cadet branches
  • Gondarian Branch
  • Shewan Branch

The Solomonic dynasty, also known as the House of Solomon, was the ruling dynasty of the Ethiopian Empire formed in the thirteenth century. Its members claim lineal descent from the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Tradition asserts that the queen gave birth to Menelik I after her biblically described visit to Solomon in Jerusalem.[1] In 1270, the Zagwe dynasty was overthrown by Yekuno Amlak, who claimed descent from Solomon and founded the Solomonic era of Ethiopia. The dynasty lasted until 1974, ended by a coup d'état and the deposition of Haile Selassie, who was a Solomonic prince through his grandmother.

  1. ^ 1 Kings 10:1–10

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