- 1844–1913, emperor of Ethiopia 1889–1913.
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Menelik is described by Prince Henry as an intelligent, good-humored man, of about forty years of age.
Menelik questioned the Prince about the French President, and seemed fully acquainted with everything concerning him.
This information is particularly interesting when we realize that Menelik is the king of a savage nation.
The exact terms of the treaty were disputed, but undoubtedly the Italians tried by this means to reduce Menelik to vassalage.The Negro
W.E.B. Du Bois
The end was all that our kind host could wish, for the Menelik won by three minutes.Through Finland in Carts
Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
- 1844–1913, emperor of Abyssinia (1889–1910). He defeated the Italians at Aduwa (1896), maintaining the independence of Abyssinia in an era of European expansion in Africa
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