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Prince (Dejatch) Alamayou of Abyssinia (Prince Alemayehu Tewodros of Ethiopia)

(1861-1879), Son of King Theodore of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Sitter in 4 portraits
Son of Emperor Tewdros II of Ethiopia and Empress Tiruwork Wube. His father committed suicide after his defeat by the British, led by Sir Robert Napier, at the Battle of Magdala in 1868, in which the British forces came to rescue the protestant missionaries he was holding hostage. Alamayou was orphaned when his mother died during the trip to the coast, the British forces had intended to take them both to Britain but Alamayou travelled alone. He was introduced to Queen Victoria at her Isle of Wight residence, Osbourne House. He was educated at Rugby and Sandhurst where he was deeply unhappy possibly due to the racism that he encountered. He moved to Far Headingley, Leeds, to stay with his old tutor Cyril Ransome but contracted pleurisy and died of the illness 6 weeks later.

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