Solomon II. Or Solomon II. ( Ethiop . ሣሎሞን) was Negus Negest ( Emperor ) of Ethiopia from April 13, 1777 to July 20, 1779 . He was the son of Abeto Adigo and possibly the emperor Solomon whom the traveler Henry Salt lists among the emperors who were still alive when he visited in 1809/1810.
Solomon came to the throne thanks to Ras Gusho and Wand Bewoss after they deposed the previous emperor Tekle Haymanot II . According to Richard Pankhurst, he built the Qeddus Fasilides ("Saint Fasilides") church in Gonder .
- Henry Salt: A Voyage to Abyssinia and Travels into the Interior of that Country . 1814 Frank Cass (London 1967), p. 474.
- Richard PK Pankhurst: History of Ethiopian Towns . Franz Steiner Verlag (Wiesbaden 1982), p. 179.
|Tekle Haymanot II.||
Emperor of Ethiopia
1777 - 1779
|Tekle Giyorgis I.|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Solomon II.|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Negus (Emperor) of Ethiopia (1777–1779)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||before 1777|
|DATE OF DEATH||after 1779|