ethiopia

1500 to 1900

Main

16th century- Portugese re- establish contact with Ethiopia

1490 - 1510

Century of religious conflict

1510 - 1610

1630s- Religious conflict results in expulsion of all foreign missionaries

1630 - 1640

Era of the Princes

1730 - 1830

1869- Emperor Tewodros brings many princes together

1869

1896- Ethiopia defeats Italy in the battle of Adwa

1896

1899-1913 - Emperor Menelik II reigns

1899 - 1913

1916- Christian nobility make king Menelik II 's daughter, Zewditu, empress

1916

1930- Zewditu dies

1930

1930- Zewditu's cousin, Haile Selassie, is installed as emperor

1930

1936- Italian forces briefly invade and occupy Ethiopia

1936

1975- Haile Selassie is killed

1975

1994- Constitution of the Federal Democratic of Ethiopia is adopted

1994

1995- Government elections are held

1995

1995 -New government is installed

1995