BEGAMDER (Kingdom)


TITLE: Ras RELIGION: Christian
STATE: Ethiopia ANNEXATION: 29th June 1853
   
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The ancestor of the family of Abba Seru Gwangul, was claimed to be a descendant of an Arab named Omar, who had served in the armies of Ahmad Gragn. Rulers were...
  • Ya Mariam Bariaw, Governor of Begemder -/1769, murdered in 1769.
  • Dejazmach WAND BEWOSSEN, Governor of Lasta [ca Dec-1769] - [10.12.1777 and Governor of Begamder [ca Apr-1777] - [10.12.1777], he took part in a number of battles, including Nefas Mewcha (1769), Faggeta (1769) and Sarbakusa (1771); for his valour in the Battle of Faggeta (9th December 1769), which included pursuing Ras Fasil for three days after the engagement, he was made Governor of Begemder; married 1stly, in December 1769, Woizero Yewubdar; married 2ndly, Woizero Yeworqweha, a descendant of Emperor Iyasu I, married 3rdly, Woizero Wossen Azal Eshte, sister of Dejazmatch Hailu Eshte (see below) and daughter of Dejazmatch Eshete Awsgenyos, Governor of Agaw and Damot, and his wife, Woizero Walatta Rafael Wolde Giyorgis (see Ethiopia), and had issue. He was killed on 10th December 1777 at Ashawa when he fell from his horse.
    • Dejazmatch Haile Wand Bewossen, in an attempt to overthrow Aligaz, he freed Emperor Tekle Giyorgis from imprisonment in 1793, who then marched against his rival Emperor, Hezqeyas, who was living at Gondar, who sought the help of Dejazmach Haile Eshte, and they  were joined by Aligaz, a series of battles followed that year, which led to Heqzeyas fleeing alone to Dengel Ber.
  • Dejazmatch BOQATU, Governor of Begamder 1777/-, he succeeded his brother as Governor, but was driven out from his Palace at Felakit Gereger on 25th May 1780. [?same as Basha Mebaras Boqatu, deputy to the Blattengeta]
  • Abba Seru Gwangul, 1st Wara Seh Chief of the Oromo in Yejju before 1770/1778 and Governor of Begamder 1777/1778, he came to control Begamder and parts of Wollo, and his heirs were Enderases (Regents) of the Ethiopian Empire and significant warlords of the Zemene Mesafint; married (amongst others) (a), Woizero Gelebu Faris, daughter of Ras Faris of Lasta and Salawa, and had issue. He died 1778.
    • Ras Ali I [Ali Gwangul] (by Woizero Gelebu) (qv)
    • Ras Aligaz Gwangul (by Woizero Gelebu) (qv)
    • Woizero Kefay Gwangul (by Woizero Gelebu), married Mersu Barentu, a Wara Seh Oromo, married and had issue.
      • Ras Gugsa Mersu [Wolde Mikael] (qv)
      • Woizero Walatta Iyasus Mersu, married H.I.M. Emperor Egwale Seyon, 51st Emperor of Ethiopia, and had issue.
    • Dejazmach Welle Gwangul
    • Dejazmach Kormi Gwangul
    • Abeto Yimer Gwangul
    • Woizero Aster Gwangul
    • generation, married and had issue.
      • Woizerit Anqualit, married Dejazmach Hailu Eshte of Begemder (#1), and had issue.
  • Ras ALI I Gwangul, Ras of Begemder 1778/1788, Enderase of the Ethiopian Empire 1775/-, he was appointed to the title of Balambaras in August 1781 by Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I; in late 1783 or early 1784, together with Ras Haile Yosadiq, they conspired against the Emperor and defeated him at Afarwanat, forcing him into exile at Amba Sel, they brought Iyasu Atsequ from Wehni and made him Emperor on 18th February 1784, and in return, Ras Ali was promoted to Dejazmatch. He took further steps to consolidate his power, among which, was the betrothal of his niece, Woizerit Anqualit, to the influential Dejazmach Hailu Eshte of Begamder, as well as recalling Emperor Tekle Haymanot from exile in 1786 and restoring him to power. Subsequently he was promoted to Ras, but was soon forced to confront the forces of his former ally, Ras Haile Yosadiq, defeating them at Easter time in 1788; he married (amongst other) in 1786, Woizero Altash Takla Giyorgis, daughter of HIM Emperor Takla Giyorgis, 44th Emperor of Ethiopia, and had issue. He died of a short illness on 17th June 1788 at Filakit Gereger, and was buried at Lalibela.
    • Woizero Altash Ali, married 1stly, HIM Emperor Salomon III, 48th Emperor of Ethiopia, married 2ndly, HIM Emperor Takla Giyorgis, 44th Emperor of Ethiopia, and had issue (see Ethiopia).
  • Ras ALIGAZ Gwangul, Ras of Begemder 1788/1803, Inderase (Regent) of the Emperor of Ethiopia 1788/1803; he fought and killed Wolde Gabriel, the son of Ras Mikael Sehul in the Battle of Madab in 1788, but afterwards he faced  opposition from members of his own family and was unable to support his own Imperial appointee, Hezqeyas; in 1793, Dejazmatch Haile Wand Bewossen freed former Emperor Tekle Gitorgis from imprisonment and together they marched against, Emperor Hezqeyas, and his allies, Dejazmach Haile Eshte and Ras Aligaz, after a series of battles, Hezqeyas fled to to Dengel Ber, and Aligaz lost the leadership of the Oromo at Yejju, married and had issue. He died in 1803.
    • Dejazmatch Birru Aligaz, Governor of Lasta and Dembiya, Governor of Dawint, Wollo 1842/-, he was a warlord of Ethiopia during the Zemene Mesafint, in late 1841, he defeated and captured Dejazmatch Wube Haile Maryam, Governor of Tigray and Semien, at the Battle of Debre Tabor, after Dejazmatch Wube, set out to depose Ras Ali II from his position as Enderase, who was defeated, but he was surprised by Dejazmach Birru Aligaz, and helped him regain his title, he was made Governor of Dawint in Wollo in 1842 as a reward; laqter he led a force against Kassa Hailu, the future Emperor Tewodros II, at the Battle of Takusa on 12th April 1853, and was defeated and killed.
    • Dejazmatch Gobeze Aligaz
    • Dejazmatch Faris Aligaz
    • Dejazmatch Goje Aligaz
  • Ras GUGSA Mersu, Ras of Begemder 1798 or 1800/1825, Enderase (regent) of the Emperor of Ethiopia; he made his capital at Lebo, a mountainous district some 60 kilometers south-east of Gondar; upon becoming Enderase he reasserted the central power of the Empire (though keeping the Emperor a figurehead) by dispossessing the nobility of their properties, particularly in Begamder; he also exploited the weakness of the clergy by plundering the episcopal properties of Abuna Yosab III after his death in 1803; married and had issue. He died 23rd May 1825 and was buried at the church of Iyasus in Debre Tabor.
    • Ras Marye Gugsa (qv)
    • Ras Dori Gugsa (qv)
    • Ras Yiman Gugsa (qv)
    • Ras Alula Gugsa, Governor of Damot and Gojjam, married Woizero Menen Liban Amede (married 2ndly, H.I.M. Emperor Yohannes III of Ethiopia), died after 1853, daughter of Imam Liban, Imam and Chief of Wollo, and had issue. He died after 1818.
      • Ras Ali II Alula (qv)
    • Woizero Hiruta Gugsa, married 1812, Dejazmatch Haile Maryam Gabre, died 1826, and had issue.
      • Dejazmatch Betul Haile Maryam, married Woizero Yewubdar, and had issue.
        • Woizero Taitou Betul, later H.I.M. Empress Taitou of Ethiopia [9.3.1889] - [12.12.1913], born 1853 in Gondar, married 29th April 1883 in Ankober, Shoa, H.I.M. Emperor Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia. She died 11th February 1918 in Entotto.
    • Woizero Welette Tekle Gugsa, married Dejazmatch Maru or Meru of Dembiya, died about November 1827.
    • Woizero Aster Gugsa, married Dejazmatch Wolde Rufael Debbab, Governor of Tigray.
    • Woizero Trungo Gugsa, married Wagshum Kenfu.
  • Ras YIMAN Gugsa, Ras of Begemder 1825/1828, Enderase (Regent) of the Emperor of Ethiopia; at the outset of his reign, he was challenged by his brother Marye, who staged an open revolt; he fought a battle against Dejazmatch Goshu Zewde and Dejazmatch Meru of Debiya, defeating them in at Kossober in October 1827; he was killed in 1828 at Debra Tabor and was buried at the church of Iyasus in Debre Tabor.
  • Ras MARYE Gugsa, Ras of Begemder 1828/1831, Enderase (Regent) of the Emperor of Ethiopia; he rebelled against his father and also against his brother, being defeated both times; Governor of Dembiya, Wegera and Belessa; he led an army against Ras Sabagadis of Agame, a warlord in Tigray, and defeated him at the Battle of Debre Abbay, but he was himself killed there on 14th February 1831.
  • Ras DORI Gugsa, Ras of Begemder [14.2.1831] - [xx.6.1831], Enderase (Regent) of the Emperor of Ethiopia; he supported his brother in the Battle of Debre Abbay on 14th February 1831 with his own forces, his brother was killed in the battle, and as a result he and his followers ravaged Tigray; he deposed HIM Emperor Gigar in June 1831, replacing him with HIM Emperor Iyasus IV. He died in June 1831.
  • Ras Bitwoded ALI II Alula, last Ras of Begamder [xx.7.1831] - [29.6.1853], born about 1818, Enderase (Regent) of the Emperor of Ethiopia 1831/1853; Chief of the Oromo of Yejju; for much his reign Ras Ali was constantly at war, either putting down rebellions within his territory or defending these territories from rival warlords; he made and unmade Emperors and in 1838 he plundered the Imperial capital of Gondar, he was mostly successful in his battles, but on 29th June 1853, he was defeated by his son-in-law at the Battle of Ayshal and lost his territories and his influence, he fled to Wollo and disappeared from history; married Woizero Hiruta Wube, daughter of Dejazmatch Wube Haile Maryam of Semien and Tigray, and had issue, one daughter. He died after 1855, apparently in 1866.
    • Woizero Tawabatch Ali, married in September 1854, Dejazmatch Kassa Hailu of Qwara, later HIH Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. She died sp on 18th September 1858.

GOVERNORS OF BEGAMDER:

  • Ras ARAYA SELASSIE YOHANNES, Governor of Begamder 1886/1887 and Governor of Wollo 1883/1886, born 1867, son of HIM Emperor Yohannes IV of Ethiopia, married 26th September 1884 in Borumeda (as her first husband), Woizero Zauditu Menelik (later HIH Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia), daughter of HIM Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia, and his wife, Woizero Abetchiw of Wollo, and had natural issue. He died spl on 10th June 1888 in Makalle.
    • Ras Gugsa Araya Selassie, born 1885/1888, Governor of Tigray; married 1stly, married 2ndly, HIH Princess Yeshash Worq Yilma, daughter of Dejazmatch Yilma Makonnen (see Harar), and his wife, Woizero Assalafetch Wolde Hanna, and had issue. He died 28th April 1932 in Asmara, Eritrea.
      • Dejazmatch Haile Selassie Gugsa, born possibly in the 1900's, married 14th July 1932 in Addis Ababa, HIH Princess Zenabe Worq, daughter of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, and his second wife, HIM Empress Menen Asfaw. He died early in 1975.
  • General His Excellency Ras ALULA ENGIDA, Governor of Begamder and Governor of Tigre 1876/-, also known by his Warrior or Horse Name, Abba Nega; born 1842 in Pamaka village near Mekalle (#2), son of Engda Eqube, a man of modest means, he was appointed Master of the Wardrobe at court, and rose to the position of Chamberlain with the title of Shaleqa, before being appointed Governor of Tigre with the title of Ras on 9th October 1876; after the Battle of Gura he was appointed the Governor of Mereb Milash and of Midri Bahri (now Eritrea), he made his residence in Asmara where he built his palace and laid the foundation for the furure capital of Eritrea; he was a renowned army general and took part in many battles including Gundet (1875), Gura (1876), Kufit (1885), Dogali (1887), Matamma (1889), Adwa (1896) as well as the Egyptian-Ethiopian conflict and the 1st Italo-Ethipian war; later he quarrelled with Ras Hagos of Tembien and went to war against him, Ras Hagos was defeated and died shortly afterwards of serious wounds, he himself, was also wounded and died of his wounds a bit later; married 1stly (div.), Woizero Bitweta, had issue, three children, married 2ndly, Woizero Amlesu Araya, daughter of Ras Araya Dimtsu, Hereditary Chief of Enderta, and had issue, one daughter. He died in February 1897 in Tembien.
  • Ras WALE BETUL, Governor of Begamder -/1901, married and had issue. He died in June 1918.
    • Ras Gugsa Wale (qv)
    • Lij Amade Wale, died 1919.
    • Woizero Kafay Wale, married in March 1896, Ras Mangasha Yohannes, Prince of Western Tigray, and had issue (see Tigray).
    • Woizero Mentewab Wale, born 1889, married 1stly, 27th January 1901 (div. 1902), HH Ras Makonnen Woldemikael, married 2ndly, in March 1903, Ras Kabbada Mangasha, Governor of Wollo . She died sp in January 1907.
  • Ras GUGSA WALE, Governor of Begamder 1901/1910 (first time), Governor of Semien and Yejju, born in April 1877 in Martu, he succeeded his father as Governor of Begamder in 1901; with his marriage to Woizerit Zawditu Menelik, he was promoted to Ras and appointed Governor of Begemder; perhaps with the intention of eventually making him Emperor and moving the capital to Gondar, however the Shoan aristocracy supported Lij Iyasu as the heir, and when Lij Iyasu became secure as Emperor, he was arrested and imprisoned on a false murder charge, but he was freed in 1915, though no longer a potential threat to the throne; he and his wife, then were able to live together until she became Empress and they were forced to divorce in 1916, by the same Shoan leadership who were still wary of his potential claim to the throne, they then sent him to Begemder as Governor for the second time, where he also served as Governor of Semien; afterwards a state of agitation existed for the remainder of her reign, leading to Ras Gugsa's rebellion in 1930; in January he raised an army in Begemder and marched towards the capital on 28th March, three days later he was met near the border by the Army of the Center and was defeated and killed at the Battle of Anchem; married in April 1900 in Addis Abba (div. 1916), (as her fourth husband), Woizero Zauditu Menelik (HIM Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia). He was killed in battle sp on 31st March 1930 in Ankim.
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  • Ras GUGSA WALE, Governor of Begamder 1916/1928 (second time)
  • HIH Prince KASSA HAYLU G.C.V.O., G.B.E., Governor of Begamder 1928/1935, born 7th August 1881, son of Dejazmatch Haylu Wolde Kirkos, Governor of Lasta, and his wife, Woizero Tessemia Darge (see Shoa), Governor General of Salale 1907/- , Governor General of Wollo 1917/- , Viceroy of Lasta 1928/-  , Ras [cr.1916], he remained loyal to his kinsmen, Emperor Haile Selassie I, during numerous challenges to his rule and more than one uprising against him; during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, he was the Kegnazmach (Commander of the Army of the Right) and his forces fought in the First Battle of Tembien and the Second Battle of Tembien, but following defeat in the war he went into exile with his Emperor, spending most of his time in Jerusalem; his sons remained in Ethiopia and were part of the resistance to the Italian occupation, with three of his four sons, being executed as rebels by the Italians in December 1936; after liberation in early 1941, during the East African Campaign of World War II, he returned to Ethiopia with the Emperor and after the war, he became a Crown Counsellor; he was awarded the G.C.V.O. and G.B.E.; married 1902 in Fiche, Woizero Tsige Maryam Beshah, born 1884, died 1946, daughter of Beshah Bita of Wagda, and had issue. He died 16th November 1956 in Addis Ababa. 
    • Dejazmatch Wond Wossen Kassa (qv)
    • Dejazmatch Abera Kassa, born 1905, during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, he was part of the armed Ethiopian resistance and fought for his father; at the Second Battle of Tembien, the armies of his father and Seyum Mangasha were defeated in battle; following the flight of Emperor Haile Selassie, the sons of Ras Kassa became the focus of the resistance; in July 1936, he took part in the ill-fated attack on Addis Ababa along with his brothers, they failed and had to flee, and on 21st December 1936, they surrendered on the assurance that they would not be harmed but instead, they were executed as rebels in the market square in Fikke; married Woizero-Hoy Kebedetsch Seyum, daughter of Leul Ras Seyum Mangasha (see Tigre), and his wife, Woizero Atsede Assefaw, and had issue. He died 21st December 1936 in Fiche.
      • His Excellency Dejazmatch Dr. Amaha Abera, born 1928, Governor of Gonder 1961/1962; he was educated at Oxford, and later served the Imperial government in a variety of court positions in Ethiopia as well as diplomatic postings abroad; he represented Ethiopia in Yugoslavia and was ambassador to West Germany in the 1950's; after the revolution and coup of 1974, he was arrested and speant eight years as a prisoner of the Derg junta; married (div.), Woizero Assalafetch Makonnen, daughter of Kejazmatch Makonnen Wossenu, and his wife, Woizero Abebetch Ejersa, and had issue. He died 4th December 2003.
        • Woizero Yodit Amaha, married Ato Bogale Fesseha, and has issue, four daughters.
          • Rahel Fesseha, born 12th September 1990.
          • Naomi Fesseha, born 30th July 1992.
          • Jember Fesseha, born 2nd January 1994.
          • Gelila Miriam Fesseha, born 3rd July 1997.
      • Fitawrari Ameda Abera, born 1934, married Woizero Berktawit Kifle, died 1969. He was killed 23rd November 1974 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
      • Lij Tariku Abera, born 1935.
    • Dejazmatch Asfa Wossen Kassa, he fought for his father, at the Second Battle of Tembien, the armies of his father and Seyum Mangasha were defeated in battle; following the flight of Emperor Haile Selassie, the sons of Ras Kassa became the focus of the resistance; in July 1936, he took part in the ill-fated attack on Addis Ababa along with his brothers, they failed and had to flee, and on 21st December 1936, they surrendered on the assurance that they would not be harmed but instead, they were executed as rebels in the market square in Fikke. He had married on 23rd February 1932, but died without issue on 21st December 1936.
    • HH Prince Asserate Kassa (qv)
    • Woizerit Hoy Bezoumesh Kassa, married Dejazmatch Desta Tessema, and had issue. She died 1998/1999.
      • Dejazmatch Berhane Maskal Desta, born 1924, married Woizero Menbere Admassow, and had issue.
        • Tadla Berhane Maskal, born 1947.
        • Yonas Berhane Maskal, born 1954.
      • Lij Haylu Desta, born 1931, married Woizero Atsede Belai, and had issue. He was killed 23rd November 1974 in Addis Ababa.
        • Woizerit Sofia Haylu, born 1959 in Addis Ababa.
        • Woizerit Tsige Maryam Haylu, born 1961 in Addis Ababa.
    • Woizerit Manyahilush Kassa, married Shifferaw Wondem Agegnehu.
    • Immabet Hoy Tessemia Kassa, married Lij Amede Ali, and had issue.
      • Lij Mikael Amede, married Elizabeth Gabru, and had issue.
        • Woizerit Tesseme Mikael, born 1970 in Addis Ababa.
      • Lij Darge Amede, married Menbere Tadesse, and had issue.
        • Professor Kassa Darge, married Hanna Haile Tekele, and has issue.
          • Eyoel Haile-Selassie Kassa-Darge, born 2001.
          • Suraphel Sahle-Selassie Kassa-Darge, born 2003.
        • Desta Darge, married Emebet Tesfaye, and has issue.
          • Mikael Desta
          • Elshadai Desta
          • Eden Desta
          • Eskinder Desta
        • Hirut Darge
        • Helen Darge
  • Dejazmatch WOND WOSSEN KASSA, Governor of Begamder 1935/1936, born 1903, best known as an army commander, and a patriot, he defeated the rebel, Ras Gugsa Wale at the Battle of Anchem on 31st March 1930, and the rebels lands were given to Ras Kassa (his father), afterwards he was made Governor of Begemder; during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, he again fought for his father, but at the Second Battle of Tembien, the armies of his father and of Ras Seyum Mangasha were defeated; later he joined his father and the Emperor and took part at the Battle of Maychew; at the start of the Italian occupation of Ethiopia, he was part of the armed resistance, but in July 1936, he took part in the ill-fated attack on Addis Ababa along with his younger brothers, but they failed and he fled, he was captured by the Wollo Oromo in a cave near the source of the Tekezé River on 19th December 1936 and was executed as a rebel, married 1stly, Woizero Abebetch Abegaz, married 2ndly, Woizero Tsehaynesh Zeleke, and had issue. He was executed as a rebel on 19th December 1936. 
    • Fitawrari Messaye Wondwossen (by Abebetch Abegaz), born 17th October 1935 in Debra Tabor, married 1stly, Woizero Tsehai Abraha, married 2ndly, Woizero Afomia Hailemaryam and has issue. 
      • Sofanit Messaye (by Tsehai), born 1st September 1967, she married Fiseha Dejenie, and has issue. 
        • Helen Fiseha, born 8th March 1998.
        • Rebecca Fiseha
      • Wondwossen Messaye (by Afomia), born 1968, married 29th July 2000, Stacy Lynne Anderson, born 19th April 1971, and has issue.
        • Brooke Menbere Wondwossen, born 16th September 2001.
        • Matthew Robin Wondwossen, born 9th March 2004.
        • Hannah Grace Wondwossen, born 21st October 2005.
      • Theobsta Messaye (by Afomia), born 1970, married Paul Jefferson.
      • Alemseged Messaye (by Afomia), born 1971, married Sheila Del Gaudio.
      • Andargachew Messaye (by Afomia), born 1973.
    • Woizero Sileshi Wondwossen (by Abebetch Abegaz)
    • Woizero Aychesh Wondwossen (by Tsehaynesh Zeleke), married Mesfin Tedla, son of Fitawrari Tedla Legas, and his wife, Woizero Taitu Adal, and had issue. 
      • Abebe Mesfin, married Menbere Bezabih, and has issue.
        • Eden Abebe Mesfin (f)
        • Betelihem Abebe Mesfin (f)
        • Mebiratu Derso (m)
      • Woubet Mesfin
        • Rediet Mesfin (f)
      • Tedla Mesfin, married Meseret Tefera, and has issue.
        • Noel Tedla Mesfin
        • Aron Tedla Mesfin
      • Teklesilassie Mesfin
      • Mengist Mesfin
      • Wondwossen Mesfin
      • Kassa Mesfin, married and has issue.
        • Tseday Kassa Mesfin (f)
        • Biruk Kassa Mesfin (m)
      • Elizabeth Mesfin
      • Tsehay Mesfin, married Dawit Amenu, and has issue.
        • Yohannes Dawit Amenu (m)
      • Fasika Mesfin
    ITALIAN OCCUPATION 1936/1941
  • HH Prince ASSERATE KASSA, Governor General of Begamder 1942/1944 (first time), see below.
  • HH Prince IMRU HAILE SELASSIE, Governor of Begamder 1944/1946, Governor of Harar 1916/-, born November 1892, Governor of Wollo, Governor of Gojjam 1933/-, Ras [cr.1932], married Woizero Tsige Wolderufael Gobena, born about 1905, and had issue. He died August 1980.
    • Lij Mikael ImruHis Excellency Lij Mikael Imru, born 10th November 1929 in Addis Abbab, Prime Minister of Ethiopia [3.8.1874] - [12.9.1974], educated at Oxford University; he served as deputy Secretary of Agriculture 1958/1959; briefly Foreign Minister of Ethiopia in 1961; he worked for U.N.C.T.A.D. in Geneva 1965/1968; appointed Minister of Trade and Industry in 1974 before succeeding Endelkachew Makonnen as Prime Minister in 1974; Minister of Information 1974/19785; he worked at the World Bank and actively lobbied the Italian government for the return of art objects looted from Ethiopia during their occupation of that country, and became increasingly active in the areas of human rights in the post-Derg era. He died 27th October 2008 in Addis Abba.
    • Woizero Marta Imru, married Col. Tamrat Yigezu, born 1916, died 1974, and had issue, seven sons and two daughters.
      • Yegezu Tamrat (Abuli)
      • Mengesha Tamrat (Boogi)
      • Negussu Tamrat (Bonchu)
      • Mulugeta Tamrat (Bob)
      • Mezelekia Tamrat (Mamitu)
      • Gobena Tamrat (Oura)
      • Theodros Tamrat (Birbora)
      • Imru Tamrat (Cheneto)
      • Monique Tamrat
    • Woizerit Yodit Imru
    • Woizerit Yemesrach Imru
    • Woizerit Herut Imru
    • Woizerit Elleni Imru
    • Woizerit Rufael Imru
    • Woizerit Mamiye Imru
  • Ras ANDAREGACHEW MASAI, Governor-General of Begamder and Semien 1946/1952, born 25th March 1902, Governor of Harar 1941/1942; he formerly served as 'Afe-Mesfin' and representative for the underage Prince Makonnen in his Duchy of Harrar, Viceroy of Eritrea 1952/1961?, Governor of Sidamo 1961/1964; he served in many other further posts in government, and was elevated to the title of Ras, served as Minister of the Interior, and was made an Imperial Senator and a Crown Councillor; married 1stly, Woizero Sergut, married 2ndly, 4th October 1944 in Addis Ababa, HIH Princess Tenagne Worq, daughter of HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, and his second wife, HIM Empress Menen Asfaw, and had issue, four daughters.
    • Woizero Koremtit Andaregachew (by Woizero Sergut), born 3rd December 1939, married 1959, Lij Samson Beyenna, born 1934, died 10th July 1963, and has issue.
      • Lij Sebastyanos Samson, born 18th September 1960.
    • Woizerit Metasebiya Andaregachew (by Woizero Sergut)
    • Woizerit Woynam Andaregachew (by Woizero Sergut)
    • Woizerit Mintewab Andargachew (by HIH Princess Tenagne Worq), she died in her early childhood.
  • HH Prince (Leul Ras) ASSERATE KASSA, Governor General of Begamder 1952/1956 (second time), born 1st May 1922 in Fiche, Salale, Governor of Salale 1942/- , Ras [cr.1966], Governor General of Semien, Governor of Anissi 1946/1952, Governor General of Shoa 1956/1957, Governor of Wollega 1944/1946, he was educated at Sandhurst Military Academy, U.K.; during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie I, he held several positions including Governor of Arusi, Governor of Shoa, and the regent of Eritrea; he was granted the title of Dejazmatch, followed by Leul Dejazmatch, then Ras in 1966, and finally Leul Ras, he served as Vice President of the Senate and as the Emperor's Representative in Eritrea, he was made a G.C.V.O., he was the President of the Crown Council, when the Derg came into power in 1974, after which he was imprisoned and later executed by the Derg along with sixty other imperial officials; married 12th February 1943, Leult Zuriash Worq Gabre, born 2nd November 1930, daughter of Janterar Gabre Iqziabher Asfa, and his wife, Woizero Yeshworq Mulugeta, and had issue. He died 23rd November 1974 in Addis Ababa. 
    • Lij Dr. Asfa Wossen Asserate, born 31st October 1948 in Addis Ababa, President of the Council of Civil Liberties in Ethiopia.
    • Ato Mulugeta Asserate, born 9th November 1949 in Addis Ababa.
    • Woizerit Tsige Asserate, born 7th March 1950 in Asella.
    • Woizerit Rebecca Asserate, born 5th May 1951 in Addis Ababa.
    • Lij Kassa Asserate, born 19th October 1955 in Addis Ababa.
    • Woizerit Turu Worq Asserate, born 17th February 1956 in Addis Ababa.
    • Lij Wond Wossen Asserate, born 12th April 1957 in Addis Ababa.
  • Major-General Dejazmatch NEGA TEGAGNE, Governor of Begamder and Semien, born 23rd July 1930 in Gonder Province, educated at Shemi Mariam monastry and privately at his parents residence, he then travelled to Addis Ababa with his uncle Kegnazmatch Dagnew Desta, and attended Emperor Menelik II School, and technical school or "Tegbare Id", in 1945, he joined the Imperial Body Guards Corps Military Academy and graduated as a Lieutenant with distinction; afrerwards he became a teacher and trainer at Debre Zeit Imperial Air Force; in 1951, he served as Intelligence Officer, code communication and finance officer during the Korean War, on his return, he joined the Commercial School in Addis Ababa, and completed the four-year course and graduated with intermediate diploma; in 1957 he was sent to India to study at the Wellington Staff College and graduated as staff officer; in 1960, he joined the Harar Military Academy and taught the military administration course; he later joined the Imperial Ethiopia Military High Command in Addis Ababa and served in the education and military high command; he served in the Congo as Chief of Staff and later served as the Congo Command Chief Military Operation Officer; he joined the 3rd Imperial Army Division and served on the Ogaden Front and became the commander of the Fifth Commando Force, a year later, he was appointed as the Governor of Northern Ogaden and Commander of the 10th Emergency Brigade; in 1966, he was transferred to Addis Ababa and served as an officer in the education and military command centre; he studied at the Royal College of Defence Studies 1969/1971 (RCDS); served as Commander of the Third Division in Southern Ethiopia until he was appointed Governor of Gondar in early 1974, he resigned when the Derg came to power and the following year he moved to the Sudan where he organized and commanded the EDU (Ethiopian Democratic Union) Military Command for several years; he later moved to England in 1989; author of "Ethiopia's Many Years of Struggle and The Founding of Modern Ethiopian Army 1855-1974"; he was awarded The Order of Emperor Menelik II by Emperor Haile-Selassie I, the Imperial Order of the Holy Trinity by the Crown Council of Ethiopia, in 1999 and the Imperial Solomonic Order of Merit, Grand Cross in November 2001; married HH Princess Hiruta Desta, born 20th April 1930, daughter of Ras Desta Damtew, Governor of Kaffa and of Jimma, and his wife, H.I.H. Princess Tenagne Worq. He died in May 2002 in London.
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1. Her position is uncertain, only being described as a niece of Ras Ali I.
2. As given in the New York Times obituary column or born in Menawee Village, Tembien Province, Tigray Region, per the French Wikipedia. His birth year is also uncertain.