The first years of the 19th, century were disturbed by fierce campaigns between Ras Gugsa of Begemder, and Ras WoldeSe of Tigray , who fought over
control of the figurehead Emperor Egwale Seyon. Wolde Selassie was eventually the victor, and practically ruled the whole countrytill his death in 1816 at the age of eighty. Dejazmach Sabagadis of Agme succeededWolde in 1817 by use of force, to become warlord of Tigre.
Map of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in the 19th.
!800 - 1913
The second half of the 19th. century began to emerge from its medieval isolation to modernisation by three Emperors.
1. Tewodros II (1855 - 1868)
2. Yohnnes IV (1872 - 1889)
3. Menelek II (1889 - 1913)