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Haile Selassie

Emperor Haile Selassie I (Power of Trinity) (born Lij Tafari Makonnen, July 23, 1892August 27, 1975), styled His Imperial Majesty (or HIM), was the Emperor (19301936; 19411974) of Ethiopia, and is the religious symbol for God incarnate among the Rastafari movement. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This article concerns the Holy Trinity of Christianity and related religious denominations. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... A style is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the office itself. ... An emperor is a monarch and sovereign ruler of an empire or any other imperial realm. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Religion, sometimes used interchangeably with faith, is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the practices and institutions associated with such belief. ... The term God is ordinarily used to designate a singular, universal Supreme Being. ... Incarnation, which literally means enfleshment, refers to the conception, and live birth of a sentient creature (generally human) who is the material manifestation of an entity or force whose original nature is immaterial. ... Haile Selassie I Rasta, or the Rastafari movement of Jah people is a religious movement that reveres Haile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, as King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the Lion of Judah. ...

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Early years

Haile Selassie was born in the town-village of Ejersa Goro, in the Harar province of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), as Lij (meaning one born of royal blood) Tafari Makonnen. His father was Ras (Duke) Makonnen, the governor of Harar, and his mother was Wezero (Lady) Yeshimebet Ali. He inherited his imperial blood through his paternal grandmother, Tenagnework Sahle Selassie, who was an aunt of Emperor Menelik II and claimed to be a direct descendant of Makeda, the queen of Sheba, and King Solomon of ancient Israel. Ejersa Goro is a small town in eastern Ethiopia outside of the city of Harar. ... Harar, also spelled Harrar sometime harer, is a city in Ethiopia, situated in the eastern extension of the Ethiopian highlands, about five hundred km from Addis Ababa. ... The term duke is a title of nobility which refers to the sovereign male ruler of a Continental European duchy, to a nobleman of the highest grade of the British peerage, or to the highest rank of nobility in various other European countries, including Spain and France (in Italy, principe... Ras Makonnen (May 8, 1852–March 21, 1906) was a General and the governor of Harar in Ethiopia, and the father to Tafari Makonnen, later known as the Emperor Haile Selassie. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... A lady is a woman who is the counterpart of a lord; or, the counterpart of a gentleman. ... Menelik II (August 17, 1844 - December 12, 1913), Conquering Lion of Judah, Elect of God, King of Kings of Ethiopia was negus negust (emperor) of Ethiopia from 1889 to his death. ... The Queen of Sheba, referred to in the Bible, the Quran, and Ethiopic history, was the ruler of Sheba, which modern archeology places in present-day Yemen. ... For the Biblical character named Sheba see Sheba (person). ... Solomon or Shlomo (Hebrew: שְׁלֹמֹה; Standard Hebrew: Šəlomo; Tiberian Hebrew: Šəlōmōh, meaning peace) in the Tanakh (Old Testament), is the third king of Israel (including Judah), builder of the temple in Jerusalem, renowned for his great wisdom and wealth and power, but also blamed for falling away from worshipping the...


Tafari was made Dejazmatch (Count) at age thirteen. In 1907, he was appointed governor over part of the province of Sidamo. Following the death of Menelek II, he was made Ras Tafari, governor of Harar, and entered the city 11 April 1911. On 3 August of that year, he married Menen Asfaw, the niece of Lij Iyasu, whose deposition he had a part in (27 September 1916). Following her ascension, Empress Zauditu made him regent and heir apparent; he became negus in 1928, and then Emperor Haile Salassie I upon Zauditu's death on April 2, 1930. His coronation was on November 21 in the capital Addis Ababa in front of representatives from 12 countries. He took the full title His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God. Definition A count is a nobleman in most European countries, equivalent in rank to a British earl, whose wife is still a countess. Originally the title comes denoted the rank of a high courtier or provincial (military or administrative) official in the late Roman Empire: before Anthemius was made emperor... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Sidamo was a province in the southern part of Ethiopia, with its capital city at Irgalem, and later at Awassa. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... A database query syntax error has occurred. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... Menen Asfaw, Empress of Ethiopia Empress Menen Asfaw was the wife and consort of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. ... Iyasu (Joshua) (4 February 1887 - 25 November 1935) was the ruler of Ethiopia from 1913 to 1916, when he was deposed. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Empress Zaiditu of Ethiopia Zauditu (also known as Zawditu or Zewditu) (1876 - 1930) was reigning Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. ... Negus is the Amharic word for king. The term negus negust means king of kings, or Emperor. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The coronation of Empress Farah, of Iran, 1968. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... average temperature and precipitations per month Addis Ababa (Amharic አዲስ አበባ, new flower) is the capital of Ethiopia. ...


Emperor Haile Selassie was the father of seven children. The eldest was Princess Romanework (by his first wife Woizero Altayech). Then by Empress Menen, the Emperor had six children. They were, Princess Tenagnework, Asfaw Wossen, Princess Tsehai, Princess Zenebework, Prince Makonnen and Prince Sahle Selassie. Princess Tenagnework Princess Tenagnework Haile Selassie was the eldest child of Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen of Ethiopia. ... Emperor Amha Selassie of Ethiopia Emperor Amha Selassie of Ethiopia (1916 - February 17, 1997) was the last Emperor of Ethiopia proclaimed on the deposition of his father Haile Selasie I.His reign was brief (12th September 1974 to March 1975)and he didnt even have a chance to choose a... Prince Makonnen, the Duke of Harrar, was the second son, and second youngest child, of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and Empress Menen Asfaw. ...


He developed the policy of careful modernisation initiated by Menelik II, securing Ethiopia's admission to the League of Nations in 1923, and abolishing slavery in the empire in 1924. He engaged in a tour of Europe that same year, inspecting school, hospitals. factories, and churches; this left such an impression on then future emperor that, according to Paul B. Henze, "when the exiled emperor wrote his memoirs a decade and a half later he devoted over forty pages to the details of the great journey." The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the First World War at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A monument celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, erected in Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London Wiktionary has a definition of: Slavery Slavery can mean one or more related conditions which involve control of a person against his or her will, enforced by violence or... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He introduced Ethiopia's first written constitution on July 16, 1931, which provided for an appointed bi-cameral legislature. It was the first time that non-noble subjects had an active role in official government policy. However, the League's failure to stop the Second Italo-Abyssinian War—Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935—led him to five years in exile. July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Italian troops fortify a position in Abyssinia Lasting seven months from 1935-1936, the Second Italo-Abyssinian War is often seen as a precursor to World War II and a demonstration of the inefficiency of the League of Nations. ...

Haile Selassie with soldiers

Haile Selassie returned to Ethiopia in 1941, after Italy's defeat in Ethiopia by United Kingdom and Ethiopian patriot forces. Ethiopia became a charter member of the United Nations (UN). In 1951, after a lengthy fact finding inquiry by the allied powers and then the UN, the former Italian colony of Eritrea was federated to Ethiopia as a compromise between the sizable factions that wanted complete Union with the Empire and those who wanted complete independence from it. In November 1955 he introduced a revised constitution, [1] (http://www.country-studies.com/ethiopia/administrative-change-and-the-1955-constitution.html) under which he retained effective power while extending political participation by allowing the lower house of parliament to become an elected body. Modern educational methods were more widely spread throughout the Empire, and the country embarked on a development scheme and plans for modernization, tempered by Ethiopian traditions, and within the framework of the ancient monarchial structure of the state. Taken from the album cover of Bob Marleys Survival (1979), and therefore free under copyright, --SqueakBox 03:03, May 19, 2005 (UTC) File links The following pages link to this file: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ... Taken from the album cover of Bob Marleys Survival (1979), and therefore free under copyright, --SqueakBox 03:03, May 19, 2005 (UTC) File links The following pages link to this file: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Later years

Following an abortive coup attempt on December 13, 1960 by his Imperial Guard forces - who briefly proclaimed Haile Selassie's eldest son Asfa Wossen as the new Emperor - Haile Selassie pursued more conservative policies, aligning Ethiopia with the West and distancing himself from the more common radical leftist African governments. The coup attempt, although lacking wide popular support, denounced by the Orthodox Church, and crushed by the Army, Air and Police forces, had gained considerable support among the students of the University and elements of the young educated technocrats in the country. It marked the beginning of an increased radicalisation of Ethiopia's student population. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1963 the Emperor presided over the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity with the new organisation setting up its headquarters in Addis Ababa.


The increasingly radical student movement took hold in Addis Ababa University and high school campuses, and student unrest became a regular feature of Ethiopian life. Marxism took root in large segments of the Ethiopian intelligentsia. Resistance by conservative elements at the Imperial Court and Parliament, in addition to within the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, made proposals of widespread land reform policies impossible to implement, and also damaged the standing of the government.


Outside of Ethiopia, however, the Emperor continued to enjoy enormous prestige and respect. As the longest serving Head of State then in power, the Emperor was usually given precedence over all other leaders at most international state events such as the celebration of the 2500 years of the Persian Empire, the summits of the Non-aligned movement, and the state funerals of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Charles de Gaulle. His frequent travels around the world raised Ethiopia's international image. Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Order: 35th President Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson Term of office: January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963 Preceded by: Dwight D. Eisenhower Succeeded by: Lyndon B. Johnson Date of birth: May 29, 1917 Place of birth: Brookline, Massachusetts Date of death: November 22, 1963 Place of death: Dallas, Texas First... Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (November 22, 1890 – November 9, 1970), in France commonly referred to as général de Gaulle, was a French military leader and statesman. ...


A devastating drought in the Province of Wollo in 1972-73 caused a large famine which was covered up by the Imperial government and kept from Haile Selassie, who was celebrating his 80th birthday amidst much pomp and ceremony. When a BBC documentary exposed the existence and scope of the famine, the government was seriously undermined, and the Emperor's once unassailable personal popularity fell. Simultaneously, economic hardship caused by high oil prices and widespread military mutinies in the country further weakened him. The Derg, set up to investigate the military's demands, took advantage of the government's disarray to depose Emperor Haile Selassie on September 12,1974. The Emperor was placed under house arrest briefly at the 4th Army Division in Addis Ababa, while most of his family were detained at the late Duke of Harrar's residence in the north of the capital. The Emperor was then moved to a house on the grounds of the old Imperial Palace where the new government set up it's headquarters. Wollo was a province in the north-eastern part of Ethiopia, with its capital city at Dessye. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Derg was the ruling committee of Ethiopia from 1974 until 1987. ...


On August 28, 1975, the state media reported that the "ex-monarch" Haile Selassie had died on August 27, 1975, following complications from a prostate operation. His doctor denied that complications had occurred and rejected the government version of his death. Some believe that he was suffocated in his sleep. Witnesses came forward after the fall of the Marxist government in 1991, to reveal that the Emperor's remains had been buried beneath the president's personal office. On November 5, 2000 Emperor Haile Selassie was given an Imperial funeral by the Ethiopian Orthodox church. The current post-communist government refused to give it the status of a state funeral.


The Rastafari

Among many followers of the Rastafari movement, which developed in the 1930s in Jamaica under the influence of Marcus Mosiah Garvey's "Back to Africa" movement, Haile Selassie is seen as God incarnate, the Black Messiah who will lead the peoples of Africa and the African diaspora to freedom. His official titles, King of kings, Lord of lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah and Root of David, are believed to be the titles of the returned Messiah in the New Testament Book of Revelation. Their belief in the incarnate divinity of Emperor Haile Selassie began very shortly after his crowning. Haile Selassie I Rasta, or the Rastafari movement of Jah people is a religious movement that reveres Haile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, as King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the Lion of Judah. ... Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented First atom was split with a particle accelerator Golden Age of radio begins in U.S. Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur... Marcus Garvey (far right) in parade Marcus Mosiah Garvey (August 17, 1887 - June 10, 1940) was a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, crusader for black nationalism and founder of the UNIA-ACL. Garvey, is best remembered as a champion of the so-called back-to-Africa movement, which was interpreted as encouraging... The term God is ordinarily used to designate a singular, universal Supreme Being. ... Incarnation, which literally means enfleshment, refers to the DNA-encoding, conception, and live birth of a sentient creature (generally human) who is the material manifestation of an entity or force whose original nature is immaterial. ... Negro means the color black in both Spanish and Portuguese languages, being derived from the Latin word niger of the same meaning. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Anointed one, Standard Hebrew Mašíaḥ, Tiberian Hebrew Māšîªḥ) is a human descendant of King David who will rebuild the nation of Israel and bring world peace by restoring the Davidic Kingdom. ... The African diaspora is the diaspora created by the movements and culture of Africans and their descendants throughout the world, in places including Europe, the Caribbean, North America including United States & Canada, South America, and Central America. ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. ... Judah (יְהוּדָה Praise, Standard Hebrew Yəhuda, Tiberian Hebrew Yəhûḏāh) may refer to: One of the sons of the Biblical patriarch Jacob, see Judah (biblical figure) The tribe formed by Judahs offspring, see Tribe of Judah The kingdom ruled by the house of David after the Kingdom of Israel broke... The New Testament, sometimes called the Greek Scriptures, is the name given to the part of the Christian Bible that was written after the birth of Jesus. ... Visions of John the Evangelist, as depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. ... Divinity is seen as the existence of some entity or entities which are greater than humankind. ...


When Haile Selassie visited Jamaica on April 21, 1966 somewhere between one and two hundred thousand Rastafarians from all over Jamaica descended on Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston having heard that the man whom they considered to be God was coming to visit them. When Haile Selassie arrived at the airport he refused to get off the aeroplane for an hour until Mortimer Planner, a well known Rasta persuaded him that it was safe to do so. From then on the visit was a success. Rita Marley, Bob Marley's wife, converted to the Rastafarian faith after seeing Haile Selassie, and her fervour was what drew Bob Marley into the faith himself. April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Norman Manley International Airport is an airport in Kingston, Jamaica. ... Location of Kingston Kingston (population 600,000) is the capital of Jamaica and it is located southeast of the country. ... Mortimer Planno Planner, born in 1920 in Kingston, Jamaica, is a Rastafarian elder, and is considered one of the ideological founders of this back-to- Africa religion. ... Alpharita Constantia Marley Anderson, better known as Rita Marley (b. ... Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Saint Ann, Jamaica. ...


Haile Selassie's attitude to the Rastafarians

Haile Selassie was never a member of the Rastafarian faith, though he never publicly condemned it. The Rastas were never worried by Haile Selassie never claiming to be God, saying that the real God would never claim to be so just to get worldly acclaim and power. During the Emperor's visit to Jamaica he told the Rastafarian community leaders that they should not emigrate to Ethiopia until they had liberated the people of Jamaica. After the visit, the Emperor is said to have told Ethiopian Orthodox Archbishop Abuna Yesehaq: "There is a problem in Jamaica… Please, help these people. They are misunderstanding, they do not understand our culture… They need a church to be established and you are chosen to go." In the light of the deep longing of Rastafarians to return to Africa, and the great love they had for Ethiopia, he donated a piece of land at Shashamane, 250 km south of Addis Ababa for the use of Jamaican Rastafarians. There is still a community there. He remained a devout member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church his entire life. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church is an Oriental Orthodox church in Ethiopia that was part of the Coptic Church until it was granted its own Patriarch by Cyril VI, the Coptic Pope, in 1959. ... Shashamane (or Shashemene) is a town in the Ethiopian province of Shoa, about 150 miles from the capital of Addis Ababa. ...


The Rastafarians' attitude towards Haile Selassie

Many Rastafarians say that they know Haile Selassie is God, and therefore do not need to believe it. Belief to them implies doubt, and they claim to have no doubts about his divinity. In the early days of the movement he was seen as a symbol of black pride, and as a king for African people. The first Rastafarian to appear in front of a court was Leonard Howell, who was charged with sedition against the state of Jamaica, and its King George V. Howell declared himself a loyal subject not of the king of England, but of Haile Selassie. Emperor Haile Selassie going to plead in front of the League of Nations, and then being rejected by them, confirmed their belief in his greatness. For them the nations of Babylon, in reference to the ancient biblical place turned their back on the returned messiah. Many equated the Italo-Ethiopian war with the fight in the Book of Revelation between the returned messiah and the antichrist. The Emperor's restoration to power in 1941 strengthened the Rastafarian faith that he was Almighty God. Leonard P. Howell (1898 - ?) is the founder of the Rastafarian religious movement. ... His Majesty King George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the last British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, changing the name to the House of Windsor in 1917. ... Babylon can refer to: Babylon, the capital city of Babylonia in ancient Mesopotamia. ... The Bible (From Greek (τα) βιβλια, (ta) biblia, (the) books, plural of βιβλιον, biblion, book, originally a diminutive of βιβλος, biblos, which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos, meaning papyrus, from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported this writing material), is a word applied to sacred scriptures. ... Babylon (disambiguation). ... In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist is a person or other entity that is the embodiment of evil and utterly opposed to truth. ...


They also call him "Jah Rastafari Selassie," and affectionately Jah Jah. They are very proud of knowing and declaring that he is their God. They believe that marijuana brings them closer to God, and will always bless the pipes they communally smoke in the name of "Selassie". Roots reggae is full of thanks and praises towards "Selassie". He is referred to as Haile Selassie I (pronouncing the Roman numeral that indicates "the first" as the word "I", that being the first person pronoun), thus emphasising the personal relationship they have with the Emperor Haile Selassie. They believe Haile Selassie will one day call the day of judgement, calling the righteous and the faithful to live with him for ever in Holy Mount Zion, a mythical place in Africa. Jah is traditionally thought to be a shortened form of the name Yahweh or Jehovah. ... Marijuana leaves Some home-grown marijuana, or more precisely, cannabis bud, which is well-cured, i. ... Roots Reggae is the name given to Rastafarian reggae music from Jamaica, which evolved from Ska and Rocksteady and made famous by the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Marley. ... The Last Judgement - Fresco in the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo The end times are, in one version of Christian eschatology and in Islam, a time of tribulation that will precede the Second Coming of Jesus. ... Zion or Tzion (צִיּוֹן Height, Standard Hebrew Ẓiyyon, Tiberian Hebrew Ṣiyyôn; Arabic صهيون Ṣuhyūn) originally was the specific name given to a Jebusite fortress near modern-day Jerusalem that was conquered by David. ...


Some Rastafarians believe that Haile Selassie is still alive, and that his purported death was part of a conspiracy to discredit their religion. It is almost certain that more people have now heard of Haile Selassie through the Rastafarian movement than know of him as a historical or political figure. Many Rastas are very concerned that the world should see Haile Selassie in a positive light.


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  • "That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained." – Haile Selassie, United Nations, and popularised in a song called War by Bob Marley.

The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states. ... Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Saint Ann, Jamaica. ...

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Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Saint Ann, Jamaica. ...

Bibliography

  • Paul B. Henze. "The Rise of Haile Selassie: Time of Troubles, Regent, Emperor, Exile" and "Ethiopia in the Modern World: Haile Selassie from Triumph to Tragedy" in Layers of Time: A History of Ethiopia. New York: Palgrave, 2000. ISBN 0312227191
Preceded by: Emperor of Ethiopia Succeeded by:
Zauditu Amha Selassie

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Haile Selassie (The Holy Trinity or Power of Trinity), born: July 23, 1892 in a town-village of Ejersa Goro[?], Ethiopia, died: August 27, 1975, Addis Ababa, was the last Emperor (1930 - 1936;1941 - 1974) of Ethiopia.
Selassie was born as Tafari Makonnen to father Ras Makonnen, the governor of Harar[?] and to mother Wezero (lady) Yeshimebet Ali.
The media at the time reported that Selassie died in prison on August 27, 1975, officially following a prostate operation; however, it is widely believed by historians that he was strangled and his remains buried beneath the president's personal office.
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