Consort of Menelik II
Bafena Wolde Mikael or beter referred to as simply Bafena [note 1] (1834-1887) was once the second one spouse of Menelik II then the King of Shewa (m. 1865-1883). She was once identified for her conniving schemes towards her personal husband. She conspired along with her husbands opponents to achieve energy for herself and her family members.
Of humble origins, Bafena got here from Marra Biete and was once of Amhara lineage. Her father’s identify was once Wolde Mikael.
- Antonelli, conte Pietro (1891). Menelik, imperatore d’Etiopia (in Italian). Stabilimento tipografico italiano. p. 24.
Bafana, di schiatta Amhara, veniva dal Marrabietti; suo padre si chiamava Uolde Micael.[Bafana, of Amhara lineage, came from Marra Biete; her father was called Wolde Mikael.]
- Rosenfeld, Chris Prouty (1986). “Taytu’s 5th husband: Menilek, King of Shewa”. Empress Taytu and Menilek II Ethiopia 1883-1910. Ravens Tutorial & Construction Products and services. pp. 11–24. ISBN 9780932415103.
- Ofosu-Appiah, L.H (1977). Dictionary of African biography. Encyclopaedia africana. New York: Reference Publications. p. 54-55. ISBN 9780917256011.
- Marcus, Harold G (1995). The Lifestyles and Instances of Menelik II : Ethiopia, 1844-1913. Lawrenceville: Purple Sea Press. pp. 48–53. ISBN 9781569020104.