David of Ethiopia
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[German Version]

(Eth. Dāwit) I (II according to Ethiopian enumeration – after the biblical David, or the epithet “the second David”) was the throne name of Qosṭanṭinos (Constantine); he was an Ethiopian king who reigned from 1382 until 1413. Through evangelization in Goğğām, he extended the Christian realm southward. Campaigns against the Islamic states called a halt to an Islamic expansion on the southeast border. Domestically, he suppressed rebellions of the Ethiopian Jews (Falashas) in the Simiēn. After i…

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Kropp, Manfred, “David of Ethiopia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03438>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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