Amda Iyasus (Ge'ez: ዐምደ ኢየሱስ; died June 1434)[1] was Emperor of Ethiopia for one year, from 1433 to 1434. His throne name Badel Nan (Ge’ez: በድል ናኝ) and a member of the Solomonic dynasty. He was the younger son of Takla Maryam.

Amda Iyasus
Reign1433 – 1434
PredecessorSarwe Iyasus
SuccessorZara Yaqob
DynastySolomonic dynasty
FatherTakla Maryam

E. A. Wallis Budge notes that Amda Iyasus ruled for eight months, and left no children. The royal chronicles also do not relay his deeds during his brief tenure atop the throne. Al-Maqrizi was reportedly puzzled by the quick turnover in Kings.[2]


  1. ^ British Museum. Dept. of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts; William Wright (1877). Catalogue of the Ethiopic Manuscripts in the British Museum Acquired Since the Year 1847. British Museum. pp. 7–.
  2. ^ Budge, A History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia, 1928 (Oosterhout, the Netherlands: Anthropological Publications, 1970), p. 303.
Preceded by Emperor of Ethiopia
Succeeded by