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Mulugeta Yeggazu

Mulugeta Yeggazu

Ethiopian government official and commander in the Ethiopian Army
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Intro Ethiopian government official and commander in the Ethiopian Army
Countries Ethiopia
Occupations Politician Officer
Gender male
Death February 27, 1936 (Amba Aradam)
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Ras Mulugeta Yeggazu, (Amharic: ሙሉጌታ ይገዙ; killed 27 February 1936) was an Ethiopian government official. He served as Imperial Fitawrari, Commander of the Mahel Sefari (Central Army) of the Ethiopian Army during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.


Mulugeta fought as a young warrior in the Battle of Adwa during the First Italo-Abyssinian War. He served as Minister of Finance during the last years of Emperor Menelik II's reign and then again under Empress Zewditu. From 1916 to 1917, he was Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs. While governor of Illubabor, Mulugeta escorted then Ras Tafari (the later Emperor Haile Selassie) on his tour of Europe in 1924. In 1926, he was appointed as Minister of War, and a few years later commanded the loyalist troops to victory at the Battle of Anchem.

During the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, Mulugeta was appointed Imperial Commander of the Vanguard (Fitawrari) to replace the disgraced Birru Wolde Gabriel. Along with his son, Tadessa Mulugeta, he was killed during the retreat of his defeated army from Amba Aradam.

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