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Haile Mekonnen Selassie, I

Birthdate: (83)
Death: August 27, 1975 (83)
Immediate Family:

Son of Ras Makonnen Wolde Mikael and Yeshimabet Aliye
Husband of Altayech and Woizero Menen Asfaw
Father of HIH Princess Romana Worq; HIH Meredazmatch ASFA WOSSEN; HIH Prince Makonnen HAILE SELASSIE; HIH Princess Zenabe Worq; HIH Princess Tenagne Worq and 2 others
Half brother of Dejazmatch YILMA MAKONNEN

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About Haile Mekonnen Selassie, I


Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ኃይለ፡ ሥላሴ, "Power of the Trinity"[1]) (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.

At the League of Nations in 1936, the emperor condemned the use of chemical weapons by Italy against his people. His internationalist views led to Ethiopia becoming a charter member of the United Nations, and his political thought and experience in promoting multilateralism and collective security have proved seminal and enduring. His suppression of rebellions among the nobles (mekwannint), as well as what some perceived to be Ethiopia's failure to modernize adequately, earned him criticism among some contemporaries and historians.

Haile Selassie is revered as the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate, among the Rastafari movement whose followers are estimated at between 200,000 and 800,000. Begun in Jamaica in the 1930s, the Rastafari movement perceives Haile Selassie as a messianic figure who will lead a future golden age of eternal peace, righteousness, and prosperity. Haile Selassie was an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian throughout his life.

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Haile Mekonnen Selassie, I's Timeline

July 23, 1892
Age 17
January 30, 1913
Age 20
July 27, 1916
Age 24
July 25, 1918
Age 26
October 13, 1920
Age 28
October 16, 1923
Age 31
February 27, 1931
Age 38
August 27, 1975
Age 83