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Yohannes IV
ዮሓንስ ፬ይ
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Emperor of Ethiopia
Reign11 July 1871 – 10 March 1889
Coronation12 January 1872
PredecessorTekle Giyorgis II
SuccessorMenelik II
Born(1837-07-11)11 July 1837
May Baha, Tembien, Ethiopian Empire
Died10 March 1889(1889-03-10) (aged 51)
Gallabat, Mahdist State
SpouseWoizero Tibebe Selassie
IssueRas Araya Selassie
Ras Mengesha
DynastyHouse of Solomon (Tigrayan Branch)
FatherDejazmatch Mercha Wolde Kidan, Shum of Tembien
MotherWoizero Silass Dimtsu of Chelekot, Enderta
ReligionEthiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Styles of
Yohannes IV of Ethiopia
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Reference styleTigrinya: ግርማዊ girmāwī
His Imperial Majesty
Spoken styleAmharic: ጃንሆይ djānhoi
Your Imperial Majesty
(lit. "O [esteemed] royal")
Alternative styleAmharic: ጌቶቹ getochu
Our Lord (familiar)
(lit. "Our master" (pl.)) yohanes

Yohannes IV (Tigrinya: ዮሓንስ ፬ይ Rabaiy Yōḥānnis; horse name Abba Bezbiz; born Lij Kassa Mercha; 11 July 1837 – 10 March 1889)[1] was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1871 to his death in 1889 at the Battle of Gallabat, and king of Tigray from 1869 to 1871.

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