Bafena – Wikipedia



Consort of Menelik II

Bafena Wolde Mikael[1] 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.[3]



Of humble origins, Bafena got here from Marra Biete and was once of Amhara lineage. Her father’s identify was once Wolde Mikael.[1]


Grasping for energy, she conspired along with her husbands opponents Emperor Yohannes IV and Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam towards her husband Menelik II.[2][4]

  1. ^ In quite a lot of assets spelled as Bafena,[2]Bafana,[3] or Baffana[4]


  1. ^ a b 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.]
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b Ofosu-Appiah, L.H (1977). Dictionary of African biography. Encyclopaedia africana. New York: Reference Publications. p. 54-55. ISBN 9780917256011.
  4. ^ a b Marcus, Harold G (1995). The Lifestyles and Instances of Menelik II : Ethiopia, 1844-1913. Lawrenceville: Purple Sea Press. pp. 48–53. ISBN 9781569020104.


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