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date: 19 April 2024

Gebru Desta (1855–1950),  

Source:
Dictionary of African Biography
Author(s):
bahru zewdebahru zewde

Ethiopian intellectual, educator, administrator, and interpreter, was born in the Gondar region of northwestern Ethiopia around 1855. He got his first exposure to Western education through the German missionary J. Mayer, who was then resident in Ethiopia. He accompanied Emperor Tewodros II to his final stronghold, Maqdala, where the emperor committed suicide in April ... ...

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