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Ethnic break-down: The Emperor was Amhara from Harrar and Shoa, the Empress was also Amhara from Wollo. I am working on ethnic lines of the family. Come back for updates.

Names of the people in the photograph above (1964), and their relationship to the Emperor. Front row (left to right): HRH Crown Prince Asfa-Wossen Haile-Sellassie (eldest son), Emperor Haile-Sellassie, Prince Beide Mekonnen & Prince Ermias Sahle-Sellassie (grandsons), Hannah Dereje & Sebestie Samson (great-grand children). Second row: HIH Princess Tenagne Worrk (daughter), HRH Princess Sara-Gezaw (daughter-in-law), Seum Mengesha (great-grand son). Back row: Istefanos Mengesha (great-grand son), Prince Zere-Yakob Asfa-Wossen (grand son), HRH Princess Mahezente Hapte-Mariam (daughter-in-law). (Other figures are not in full view).


(I'm still working on it)

The Off-springs of Emperor Hail-Selassie I

HIM Haile-Selassie + Empress Menen

Princess Romane Work (eldest daughter) + Dejazmach Beyene (sons)
Lej Samson Beyene + Weizero Koromtit Andargachew (their son) Lej
Sebeste Samson
Lij Getachew Beyene
Lij Merid Beyene

Princess Tenage work + Ras Desta Damtew
Princess Ada Desta + Leul Ras Mengesha Seum
Lij Michael Mengesha
Lij Yohannes Mengesha
Lij Istifanos Mengesha
Lij Jaliye Mengesha
Lij Seum Mengesha + Mrs. Jill Seum (their daughter)Zena Seum
Weyzero Menen Mengesha + Mekonnen (their son) Alex Mekonnen
Lij Amaha Desta
Princess Hirut Desta
Princess Seble Desta + Dejazmach Kassa Haile-Mariam
Weyzerit Jote Kassa
Weyzerit Yeshi Kassa
Weyzerit Debritu Kassa
Weyzerit Kokeb Kassa
Lij Amaha Kassa

Princess Sofia Desta + Lij Derege
Weyzero Hanna Derege + Ato Aklok (son) Desta Aklok
Commodor Eskender Desta + Weyzero()(daughter) Weyzerit Nayomi Eskender

Crown Prince Asfa-Wossen Haile-Selassie + Princess Wolete Israel Seum
Princess Edjigayehu Asfa-Wossen + Dejazmach Fikre-Sellassie
Lij Samson Fikre-Sellassie + Weyzero Adanech Bekele
Sebene S. Fikre-Sellassie
Loza S. Fikre-Sellassie
Weyzerit Rahel Fikre-Sellassie
Weyzero Meheret Fikre-Sellassie

Weyzero Aster Fikre-Sellassie + Mr. Anatoly Antohin
Edjigayehu Alexandra Antohin
Teferi Alexey Antohin

Prince Bekere Fikre-Sellassie
Lij Yesehak Fikre-Sellassie + Weyzero Asqual Teferi
Idjigayehu Yesehak
Lisan Yesehak

Crown Prince Asfa-Wossen Haile-Selassie + Princess Medferiash Work Abebe
Princess Mariam Sena Asfa-Wossen + Lij Seyfu Zewdi
Lij Sora Seyfu
Lij Eyoha Seyfu
Princess Sehen Asfa-Wossen
Prince Zere Yacob Asfa-Wossen + Weyzero Nunu (daughter) Wezerit ()
Princess Sefrash Bezu Asfa-Wossen + Ato Fasil
Aida Fasil
Rebecca Fasil

Princess Zenebe Work Haile-Selassie + Ras Haile-Sellassie Gugsa

Princess Tsehai Haile-Selassie + Dejazmach Abeye Abebe

Prince Mekonnen Haile-Selassie + Princess Sara Gezaw

Prince Wesen Seged Mekonnen (Paul)

Prince Michael Mekonnen + Weyzero Asrat

Prince Mekonnen Mekonnen (David) + Weyzero Papus and two sons

Prince Teferi Mekonnen (Philip) + wife() two sons
2nd wife Weyzero () daughter

Prince Beide Mekonnen + Weyzero Mahelate
Blaine Beide (daughter)

Prince Sahle-Sellassie Haile-Selassie + Princess Mahezente Habte-Mariam
Prince Ermias Sahle-Sellassie + Weyzero Galila
Sahle and Raphael Ermias (twins)

Notes: Teferi Mekonnen: born 1892, died 1975, King (1928-30), Emperor 1930-74. Empress Menen: born 1890, died 1962.
Lij - a title given to a noble youth (male), Ato - Mr., Weyzero - wife, Mrs., Weyzerit - Ms. Ras - prince. Dejazmach - the army leader. Commodor - naval officer.

"Green" -- my immidiate family members.

The old photo. The Royal Family before the Italian War (left to right) Front row: Princess Ida Desta (grand-daughter), Empress Menen, Lij Amaha Desta (grandson), Emperor Haile-Sellassie, HRH Princess Wolete-Israel Seum (daughter-in-law), HRH Prince Mekonnen Haile-Sellassie (son) Back row: HRH Zenebe Worrk Haile-Sellassie (daughter), HRH Crown Prince Asfa-Wossen (son), HRH Princess Tenagne-Worrk Haile-Sellassie, (daughter), Ras Desta Damtew (son-in-law), and HRH Princess Tsehaye Haile-Sellassie (daughter).
HRH - His/Her Royal Highness - a title given to the children and spouses of the Emperor only. HIH - His Imperial Highness a title mostly given to the Emperor & Empress, as well as HIM His Imperial Majesty. Janhoy - an Amharic reference only to the Emperor.

This tree line is broken up in colors. The colors are meant to represent each of the Emperor's children and their offsprings. Note: HIH Asfa-Wossen was married twice and has descendants from both marriages.

My father Dejazmach Fikre Sellassie Habte-Mariam (1927-1996)seen here in his offical attaire. He represents the Oromo blood line. Bookmark this page and come back!

With his children in the palace garden. (far right, 1. Crown Prince Asfa-Wossen, 2. Princess Zenebe-Worq, 3. unknown 4. Princess Tenagne Worq, 5. unknown 6. Prince Mekonnen 7. Seated HIM Haile-Sellassie

The imperial family in the palace.
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