Solomonic dynasty

The Solomonic dynasty, also known as the House of Solomon, was a dynasty of the Ethiopian Empire formed in the thirteenth century. Its members claim lineal descent from the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Tradition asserts that the queen gave birth to Menelik I after her biblically described visit to Solomon in Jerusalem.[1] In 1270, Zagwe dynasty was overthrown by Yekuno Amlak, who claimed descent from Solomon and founded the Solomonic era of Ethiopia. The dynasty lasted until 1974, ended by a coup d'état and the deposition of Haile Selassie, who was a Solomonic prince through his grandmother.

House of Solomon
Amharic: ሰሎሞናዊው ሥርወ መንግሥት
(Romanized: Sälomonawīwi širiwä menigišiti)

Solomonic dynasty
Parent houseHouse of David
Country Ethiopian Empire
Place of originHorn of Africa (Ethiopia and Eritrea)
FoundedTraditionally 980 BC; proven 1270 AD, 751 years ago
FounderYekuno Amlak
Current headZera Yacob Amha Selassie
Final rulerHaile Selassie
Deposition12 September 1974
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