Tewabech Ali (1831 - 19 August 1858) was the first wife of Kassa Haile, better known as Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Events 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul. Year 1858 ( MDCCCLVIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The Emperor ( Ge'ez: ንጉሠ ነገሥት nəgusä nägäst " King of Kings " of Ethiopia was the hereditary Tewodros II ( Ge'ez ቴዎድሮስ also known as Theodore II) (c They were married in 1848.
Although she was offered as a bride to Kassa by her grandmother, Mennen Liben Amede, entirely for political reasons, he loved her and faithful to her until her death. This is shown by the fact they made their wedding official by partaking of Communion together at the same time he was proclaimed Emperor. 
She died in Wollo while Emperor Tewodros was campaigning against rebels in that province.  They had no children and after she died reported his British friend John Bell had to persuade him that a second marriage was not against the teaching of the Bible. John Bell may refer to John Bell (Bishop of Worcester (died 1556 English clergyman John Bell (traveller (1691–1780 Scottish Etymology According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word bible is from Latin biblia, traced from the same word through Medieval Latin and Late Latin 
Some historians like Paul B. Henze, believe Tewabech had a positive effect on Tewodros, and his violent and erratic behavior in the last ten years of his reign was due in part to the lack of advice from her, and other advisors like John Bell and Walter Plowden (who were killed in 1860). Walter Chichele Plowden (1820 - 1860 was a British consul in Abyssinia. Year 1860 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year starting