Abyssinian-Egyptian War 1875-1879

[ 1875 - 1879 ]

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The Tigrayan Kassa took the imperial crown as Yohannes IV on January 21, 1872. After ejecting two Egyptian armies from the highlands of Eritrea in 1875-76, Yohannes moved south, forcing Shewa's king Menilek to submit and to renounce imperial ambitions. Yohannes thus became the first Ethiopian emperor in 300 years to wield authority from Tigray south to Gurage. He then sought to oust the Egyptians from coastal Eritrea, where they remained after the Mahdists had largely taken over the Sudan...

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Total Casualties 37000 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 37000 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
Note
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Egypt and Ethiopia 1875 1879 View

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