Ethiopian Resistance

Events

Menelik II declares himself emperor

March 25, 1889

Treaty of Wuchale signed

May 2, 1889

Bilingual treaty with different translations

Italian military campaign sparks nationalist feelings

December 1894

Bahta Hagos leads rebellion against Italians

December, 1894

Leads to Hagos' death

Menelik asks for soldiers

September 17, 1895

Amba Alagi

December 7, 1895

Italians forced to retreat to Meqele

Ethiopian troops surround Meqele

December 18, 1895

Ethiopian siege

January 6, 1896 - January 21, 1896

Leads to Italian surrender

Battle of Adowa

March 1, 1896

Ethiopian victory