Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Ethiopian

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Haile Selassie I , 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.

Source/Notes: Statement after his speech before the League of Nations (30 June 1936), as quoted in The Lion is Freed in TIME magazine (8 September 1975)

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