Dawit II

1496 - 1540

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Dawit II (Ge'ez: ዳዊት; c. 1496 – 2 September 1540), also known by the macaronic name Wanag Segad (Ge’ez: ወናግ ሰገድ), better known by his birth name Lebna Dengel (Ge’ez: ልብነ ድንግል), was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1508 to 1540, whose political center and palace was in Shewa. A male line descendant of the medieval Amhara kings, and thus a member of the House of Solomon, he was the son of Emperor Na'od and Empress Na'od Mogesa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dawit II has received more than 123,715 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Dawit II is the 10,419th most popular politician (down from 9,870th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Ethiopia (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular Ethiopian Politician.

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Among politicians, Dawit II ranks 10,419 out of 15,710Before him are David A. Granger, William Tubman, Anaxidamus, Haji Mohammad Chamkani, William R. King, and Santiago Casares Quiroga. After him are Gyula Peidl, Beornwulf of Mercia, Imad Mughniyah, Moses Finley, Xin Zhui, and Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach.

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Among people born in 1496, Dawit II ranks 9Before him are Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Menno Simons, Claude, Duke of Guise, Sebastiano Venier, João de Barros, and Johann Walter.  Among people deceased in 1540, Dawit II ranks 15Before him are Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Guillaume Budé, Joos van Cleve, Tomé Pires, Barthel Beham, and Duarte, Duke of Guimarães. After him are Cardinal-Infante Afonso of Portugal and Francisco de Ulloa.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Dawit II ranks 26 out of 74Before him are Haile Gebrselassie (1973), Abdullah ibn Ja'far (650), Wilfred Thesiger (1910), Miruts Yifter (1944), Zara Yaqob (1399), and Fasilides (1603). After him are Negasso Gidada (1943), Mulatu Astatke (1943), Hailemariam Desalegn (1965), Kenenisa Bekele (1982), Liya Kebede (1978), and Tafari Benti (1921).

Among POLITICIANS In Ethiopia

Among politicians born in Ethiopia, Dawit II ranks 19Before him are Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (1200), Yohannes IV (1837), Abiy Ahmed (1976), Ezana of Axum (325), Zara Yaqob (1399), and Fasilides (1603). After him are Negasso Gidada (1943), Hailemariam Desalegn (1965), Tafari Benti (1921), Abdiqasim Salad (1941), and Tesfaye Gebre Kidan (1937).