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12, 1913, Addis Ababa), king of Shewa (or Shoa, 1865-89), and emperor of
Ethiopia (1889-1913). One Menilek II, detail of an oil painting by Paul Buffet,
1897; in the Senate Palace, Paris JE Bute of Ethiopia's greatest rulers, he
expanded the ...
He was a comrade-inarms of Leo the Armenian, who later became Emperor Leo
V (8 1 3). When, in 803, Bardanes Turcus and Nicephorus I were fighting over the
imperial throne, Leo and Michael at first supported Bardanes but later deserted ...
It was only after Constantine's unyielding reaffirmation of his position and the
resulting lapse of time that Nicholas decided to publish Alexander's manifesto
and become emperor of Russia. On Dec. 26, 1825 (Dec. 14, O.S.), when the
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