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Na'od

Na'od

Ethiopian Emperor
Na'od
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Ethiopian Emperor
Is Emperor
From Ethiopia
Type Royals
Gender male
Death 31 July 1508, Ifat Sultanate
Family
Father: Baeda Maryam I
Children: Dawit II
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Na'od (Amharic: ናዖስ?) (? – 31 July 1508) was Emperor (nəgusä nägäst) (1494 - 31 July 1508) of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty.

Reign

Na'od was the second son of Baeda Maryam I and his second wife Kalyupe (also called "Calliope"), and was born at Gabarge.

Like Eskender before him, he relied on the counsel of the Queen Mother Eleni. Despite her help, his reign was marked by internal dissension.

Na'od began construction on a lavish church in the Amhara province, which was decorated with gold leaf and known as Mekane Selassie. However, he died before it was completed, and he was buried in a tomb inside the church. His son Emperor Lebna Dengel completed the construction in 1530. Francisco Álvares records seeing the church as it was being constructed, and mentions that he was kept from entering it by the local clergy. However, not long after its completion, Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi (Ahmad Gurey/Gragn) penetrated the Amhara province, and on 3 November 1531, pillaged the structure and set it afire.

Na'od was killed near Jejeno (possibly Mekane Selassie) while campaigning against Muslim forces.

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