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Seble Desta

Seble Desta

Ethiopian Princess
Seble Desta
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Ethiopian Princess
Is Princess Noble
From Ethiopia
Type Royals
Gender female
Birth 29 August 1931, Ethiopian Empire
Age 90 years
Star sign Virgo
Family
Mother: Princess Tenagnework
Father: Desta Damtew
Spouse: Ethiopian aristocratic and court titles
Awards
Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order  
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Princess Seble Desta (also Princess Sybil Desta) is the daughter of Ras Desta Damtew and Princess Tenagnework, and granddaughter of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. She was educated at Clarendon School for Girls in the United Kingdom. She is the widow of Dejazmach Kassa Wolde Mariam, heir to the former Welega kingdom of Leqa Qallam.They married at Addis Ababa, on 31 January 1959 (in a double wedding with her sister, Princess Sophia Desta).

Princess Seble and Dejazmach Kassa were the parents of five children:

  • Immabet Jote Kassa (born 14 November 1960). She was in boarding school in England at the time of the coup. She has two children, Adey Sara Kejela and Amman Samuel Kejela.
  • Woizerit Yeshimebet Kassa (born 1962). She was in boarding school in England at the time of the coup.
  • Woizerit Debritu Kassa (born 1967). Escaped from confinement in 1977. She has two children, Yonas Amha, and Anna Amha.
  • Woizerit Kokeb Kassa (born 1967). Escaped from confinement in 1977. She has two children, Aden Abey, and Kaleb Abey.
  • Lij Amha Kassa (born 14 November 1972). Escaped from confinement in 1977.

Other

Princess Seble was imprisoned by the Dergue from 1974 until 1988.

Honours

National honours[citation needed]

  • Dame Grand Cordon of the Order of the Queen of Sheba.
  • Imperial Coronation Medal (1930).
  • Jubilee Medal (1955)
  • Jubilee Medal (1966).

Foreign honours

  • Honorary Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (United Kingdom, 1 January 1965).

Ancestry

8. Balambaras Ketena Abebe
8. Balambaras Ketena Abebe
4. Fitawrari Damtew Ketena
9. Woizero - -
2. Ras Desta Damtew
10. - -
5. -
11. Woizero - -
1. Immabet Seble Desta
12. Ras Makonnen Woldemikael
6. Haile Selassie I
13. Woizero Yeshimebet Ali
3. Le'ult Tenagnework Haile Selassie
14. Dejazmach Asfaw Mikael
7. Itege Menen Asfaw
15. Woizero Sehin Mikael
8. Balambaras Ketena Abebe
4. Fitawrari Damtew Ketena
9. Woizero - -
2. Ras Desta Damtew
10. - -
5. -
11. Woizero - -
1. Immabet Seble Desta
12. Ras Makonnen Woldemikael
6. Haile Selassie I
13. Woizero Yeshimebet Ali
3. Le'ult Tenagnework Haile Selassie
14. Dejazmach Asfaw Mikael
7. Itege Menen Asfaw
15. Woizero Sehin Mikael
4. Fitawrari Damtew Ketena
9. Woizero - -
2. Ras Desta Damtew
10. - -
5. -
11. Woizero - -
1. Immabet Seble Desta
12. Ras Makonnen Woldemikael
6. Haile Selassie I
13. Woizero Yeshimebet Ali
3. Le'ult Tenagnework Haile Selassie
14. Dejazmach Asfaw Mikael
7. Itege Menen Asfaw
15. Woizero Sehin Mikael
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https://www.webcitation.org/5uAWe7NA6?url=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article1128552.ece
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article1128552.ece
http://nobility.org/2013/01/28/princess-aida-desta/
http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/19th-march-1988/16/princesses-in-prison
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