Princess Medferiashwork Abebe

 

 

Age: 84

 

Summary: widow of the late Ethiopian Crown Prince Asfawossen (d. 1997) and daughter-in-law of Ethiopia's last emperor Haile Selassie I who became one of the most popular members of the royal family because of her charm and commitment for various causes, but who was said to have played a key role in organizing the opposition to the attempted 1960 coup to overthrow the eventual deposed sovereign.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: 1925

 

Died: March 13, 2009

 

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia