Tisseme Darge

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Tesseme Darge was the daughter of Ras Darge Sahle Selassie, prince of Selale. [1] She was a cousin to Emperor Menelik II. She married Wagshum Hailu, chief of Lasta, in 1868. [2] They had a son in 1881, Kassa Haile Darge. She later divorced and married Welde Tsadiq. [3]

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  2. Sereke-Brhan, Heran (2005). ""Like Adding Water to Milk": Marriage and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Ethiopia". The International Journal of African Historical Studies. 38 (1): 49–77. ISSN   0361-7882.
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