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Historian Harold G. Marcus equates the Ras title to a duke; others have compared it to "prince". The combined title of Leul Ras was given to the heads of the cadet branches of the Imperial dynasty, such as the Princes of Gojjam, Tigray and the Selalle sub-branch of the last reigning Shewan Branch.
- Ras Wolde Selassie (1736 - 1816)
- Ras Sabagadis Woldu (1780 – 1831)
- Ras Alula (1827 – 1897)
- Ras Gobana Dacche (1821 – 1889)
- Ras Mekonnen Wolde Mikael (1852-1906)
- Ras Mengesha Yohannes (1868-1906)
- Ras Araya Selassie Yohannes (1869/70-10 June 1888)
- Ras Sebhat Aregawi (1892-1914)
- Ras Gugsa Welle
- Ras Gugsa Araya Selassie
- Ras Kassa Haile Darge (1881 – 1956)
- Ras Tafari (the latter emperor Haile Selassie, 1892 – 1975)
- Ras Darge Sahle Selassie (1830 – 23 March 1900)
- Ras Abebe Aregai (1903– 1960)
- Ras Wubneh Tessema (1943-1974)
- Haile Selassie, Western Education, and Political Revolution in Ethiopia. Cambria Press. ISBN 9781621969143.
- E.g., Don Jaide, "An Etymology of the word Ras-Tafari – By Ras Naftali", Rasta Liveware, June 2, 2014; accessed 2019.06.24.
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