Regent to the Empress Zauditu from 1916, Ras (Prince) Tafari Makonnen succeeded her to the throne of Ethiopia in 1930, proclaiming himself Haile Selassie ("Might of the Trinity"). An autocratic ruler, he modernized Ethiopia and led the resistan...
Name at Birth:
July 23, 1892,
Ejarsagoro, Harar, Ethiopia
August 27, 1975
Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ, qädamawi haylä səllasé; Amharic
pronunciation: ˈhaɪlɜ sɨ...
Haile Selassie I ruled Ethiopia as emperor. He opposed the Italian invasion in
World War II. He was ousted from office in 1974 and died mysteriously in 1975.
Haile Selassie I, original name Tafari Makonnen (born July 23, 1892, near Harer,
Eth.—died Aug. 27, 1975, Addis Ababa), emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to ...
I, emperor of Ethiopia between 1930 and 1974, was born as Tafari Makonnen on 23 July 1892, at Ejersa Goro in the Harar province, Ethiopia (then Abyssinia). As emperor of Ethiopia he steered the country towards modernization, brought it into the League of... More »
Jul 9, 2014 ... Photos from Haile Selassie's historic 1966 visit to the Caribbean, capturing the
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Haile Selassie was an emperor of Ethiopia whose influence as an African leader
far surpassed the boundaries of his country. Although his popularity declined ...
A speech by Emperor Haile Selassie in June of 1936 in Geneva.
Haile Selassie modernisation of the whole country was based on a divide and
rule policy. He worked against Tigray in many ways. He continued to isolate ...