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Feastday: October 27

Death: 540

Christian king of Ethiopia, probably a Monophysite, called Calam-Negus by the Abyssinians. He fought the Jewish usurper Dunaan, who had committed atrocities against Christians. Elesbaan was also guilty of dreadful revenges against Dunaan's followers. He resigned, leaving the throne to his son, and ended his life as an eremite.

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