Menelik II


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Men·e·lik II

 (mĕn′ə-lĭk) 1844-1913.
Ethiopian emperor (1889-1913) who established independence from Italy and expanded Ethiopia's borders through military conquests.

Menelik II

(ˈmɛnɪlɪk)
n
(Biography) 1844–1913, emperor of Abyssinia (1889–1910). He defeated the Italians at Aduwa (1896), maintaining the independence of Abyssinia in an era of European expansion in Africa

Men•e•lik II

(ˈmɛn l ɪk)
n.
1844–1913, emperor of Ethiopia 1889–1913.
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Indeed, in 1882, Menelik II, Emperor of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), thought the zebra was so regal that he presented one as a gift to the President of France, Jules GrAvy.
Accordingly our presence here today gives us a renewed opportunity to pay tribute to the heroic African army led by Emperor Menelik II, Empress Taitu, Ras Alula, Ras Makonnen and other eminent Ethiopians, which, by defeating the invading Italian forces, gave all Africa the powerful message that our Continent's struggles for liberation from imperialism and colonialism would emerge victorious.
The war was won because Emperor Menelik II understood the importance of having his language version of contracts and most decisively he convinced all the rival Princes (Ras) to unite under his leadership.
They migrated from Gondar to North Shewa region in a few waves beginning from the 15th century with the largest wave in the 19th century at the time of rule of Menelik II who brought them from Gondar to North Shewa to build his capital Ankober, and later Entoto and Addis Ababa.
Speaking during the delivery ceremony of the project at Menelik II Secondary School in Addis Ababa, Dilamo said the project enables the education system in the country to be supported with timely ICT technology.
The 1994 GC Menelik II hospital study showed assault was the commonest cause accounting for 32.
The Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) can trace its history back to 1909 and was the first attempt of its kind to promote trade and agriculture during the reign of Emperor Menelik II.
In the heart of Addis Ababa, the statue of 19th century Emperor Menelik II, stands watch over construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT), part of Ethiopia's grand plan to create a national railway infrastructure for the 21st century.
The revered nineteenth century ruler Menelik II was reputed to have ordered three electric chairs to execute criminals.
A modest attempt was made by Emperor Menelik II (1889-1913) to open the first school in his palace (Teshome, 1979: 28; Pankhrust, 1968: 676).
The city has grown at an astonishing speed to four million people since it was founded in 1886, when Emperor Menelik II had his palace built here.
On 1 March 1896, in the vicinity of the Ethiopian town of Adwa, a local army led by Emperor Emmeye Menelik, also known as Menelik II, cut a colonialist Italian army to pieces.