Sarwe Iyasus

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Sarwe Iyasus
Reign 1433
Predecessor Takla Maryam
Successor Amda Iyasus
Dynasty Solomonic dynasty

Sarwe Iyasus (Ge'ez: ሣርወ ኢየሱስ śārwa iyasūs, "Army of Jesus;" Amharic: sārwe iyesūs?; throne name Mehreka Nañ ምሕርከ ናኝ miḥrika nāñ "distributor of your [the Lord's] mercy") was Emperor (nəgusä nägäst) of Ethiopia in 1433, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. He was the older son of Takla Maryam.

According to E. A. Wallis Budge, Sarwe Iyasus ruled for either four or eight months, and died of plague.[1] According to James Bruce, some of the Ethiopian lists of rulers omit his name.[2]


  1. Budge, A History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia, 1928 (Oosterhout, the Netherlands: Anthropological Publications, 1970), p. 303.
  2. James Bruce, Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile (1805 edition), vol. 3, p. 98
Preceded by
Takla Maryam
Emperor of Ethiopia
Succeeded by
Amda Iyasus