Tewodros II, also known as Theodore II, was born in 1818. He is also known as Kasa or Lij Kasa. He grew up as a common folk, and he emerged as a very excellent warrior. in 1842, he took control of the province of Kawara in Ethiopia. Gradualy, he took over more provinces and territories and he became emperor of Ethiopia in 1855. He became a very cruel ruler in his late years. In 1868, his army was defeated in Magdala by the British, and he committed suicide after the defeat. The battle against Great Britain was because of British citizens that Tewodros II was holding captive in imprisonment.