Zara Yaqob

1399 - 1468

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Zara Yaqob (Ge'ez: ዘርዐ ያዕቆብ; 1399 – 26 August 1468) was Emperor of Ethiopia, and a member of the Solomonic dynasty who ruled under the regnal name Kwestantinos I (Ge'ez: ቈስታንቲኖስ, "Constantine") He is known for the ge'ez literature that flourished during his reign, the handling of both internal Christian affairs and external Muslim aggression, along with the founding of Debre Birhan as his capital. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zara Yaqob has received more than 180,327 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Zara Yaqob is the 9,795th most popular politician (down from 9,069th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Ethiopia (down from 19th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Ethiopian Politician.

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Among politicians, Zara Yaqob ranks 9,795 out of 15,710Before him are Enlil-nadin-apli, Asif Ali Zardari, Giovanni Dolfin, Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac, Georg, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen, and Mireya Moscoso. After him are Dirk IV, Count of Holland, Amykos, Ruslan Khasbulatov, Pieter van der Aa, Natsagiin Bagabandi, and Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo.

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Among people born in 1399, Zara Yaqob ranks 4Before him are Xuande Emperor, Luca della Robbia, and John, Count of Angoulême. After him is Nicolò Tron. Among people deceased in 1468, Zara Yaqob ranks 11Before him are Juana Enríquez, Abu'l-Khayr Khan, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Bianca Maria Visconti, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, and Francesco Squarcione.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Zara Yaqob ranks 24 out of 74Before him are Mamo Wolde (1932), Ezana of Axum (325), Haile Gebrselassie (1973), Abdullah ibn Ja'far (650), Wilfred Thesiger (1910), and Miruts Yifter (1944). After him are Fasilides (1603), Dawit II (1496), Negasso Gidada (1943), Mulatu Astatke (1943), Hailemariam Desalegn (1965), and Kenenisa Bekele (1982).

Among POLITICIANS In Ethiopia

Among politicians born in Ethiopia, Zara Yaqob ranks 17Before him are Meles Zenawi (1955), Mulatu Teshome (1955), Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (1200), Yohannes IV (1837), Abiy Ahmed (1976), and Ezana of Axum (325). After him are Fasilides (1603), Dawit II (1496), Negasso Gidada (1943), Hailemariam Desalegn (1965), Tafari Benti (1921), and Abdiqasim Salad (1941).