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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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.
There are many explanations for how Ethiopia, led by Emperor Menelik II, defeated one of Europe's major powers in the famous Battle of Adwa.
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.
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.
As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its secular consumption, a ban in effect until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia.
Under the Emperors Theodore II (1855-68), Johannes IV (1872-89), and Menelik II (1889-1913), the kingdom was consolidated and began to emerge from its medieval isolation.
In 1889, the emperor Menelik II ascended to the throne and renounced his father's agreements, which provided the Italians with an excuse to grab more terrttory.
Nadine Thomas (D-Decatur) aptly describes it ought to consider the fate of Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II.
The process of centralization had been initiated by Emperor Tewodorus, strengthened by Emperor Yohannes IV, consolidated by Emperor Menelik II, and completed by Emperor Haile Selassie.