Amda Seyon II

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Amda Seyon II
Reign 1494
Predecessor Eskender
Successor Na'od
Dynasty Solomonic dynasty

Amda Seyon II (Ge'ez: ዓምደ ፡ ጽዮን ʿāmda ṣiyōn, Amharic: āmde ṣiyōn?, "Pillar of Zion") (c. 1487 – October 26, 1494), was Emperor of Ethiopia and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. He was the infant son of Eskender, and a second wife of Eskander's father Baeda Maryam I.

Amda Seyon quickly became the pawn in the struggle for control of the throne, which ended in his death, and the ascension of Na'od. As Taddesse Tamrat writes, "Amda-Seyon's reign lasted for only six months, and even the hagiographer betrays a sense of great relief at the announcement of his death."[1]


  1. Taddesse Tamrat, Church and State in Ethiopia (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), p. 293.
Preceded by
Emperor of Ethiopia
Succeeded by