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Amha Selassie

1916 - 1997

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Amha Selassie (Amharic: አምሃ ሥላሴ; Āmiha Šilasē; born Asfaw Wossen Tafari; 27 July 1916 – 17 January 1997) was Emperor-in-exile of Ethiopia. As son of Haile Selassie I, he was Crown Prince and was proclaimed Emperor three times. He was first proclaimed Emperor during an unsuccessful coup attempt against his father in December 1960, during which he alleged that he was detained and compelled to accept the title. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amha Selassie has received more than 1,032,199 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Amha Selassie is the 8,158th most popular politician, the 15th most popular biography from Ethiopia and the 12th most popular Ethiopian Politician.

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Among politicians, Amha Selassie ranks 8,158 out of 15,577Before him are Hugo Haase, Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Robert Badinter, Princess Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria, Leopold Figl, and Konstanty Kalinowski. After him are John I, Duke of Bavaria, Mehmed Orhan, Telerig of Bulgaria, Sextus Julius Caesar, Arnulf II, Count of Flanders, and Sadyr Japarov.

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Among people born in 1916, Amha Selassie ranks 97Before him are Hilary Koprowski, James Herriot, Alexey Maresyev, Chiang Fang-liang, Chiang Wei-kuo, and Betty Grable. After him are Vladimir Demikhov, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Anthony Dawson, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, Manea Mănescu, and Benjamin Libet. Among people deceased in 1997, Amha Selassie ranks 98Before him are Andrés Rodríguez, Kunihiko Kodaira, Teiichi Matsumaru, Ho Feng-Shan, Chiang Wei-kuo, and Anatoli Boukreev. After him are Uzi Narkiss, Félix Candela, Stanley Schachter, Andrei Sinyavsky, Eugene Stoner, and Shintaro Katsu.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Amha Selassie ranks 15 out of 89Before him are Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Sahle-Work Zewde (1950), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), Tewodros II (1818), Meles Zenawi (1955), and Abdullah ibn Ja'far (650). After him are Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (1200), Abiy Ahmed (1976), Mulatu Teshome (1955), Haile Gebrselassie (1973), Taytu Betul (1851), and Yohannes IV (1837).

Among POLITICIANS In Ethiopia

Among politicians born in Ethiopia, Amha Selassie ranks 12Before him are Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia (1895), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Sahle-Work Zewde (1950), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), Tewodros II (1818), and Meles Zenawi (1955). After him are Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (1200), Abiy Ahmed (1976), Mulatu Teshome (1955), Taytu Betul (1851), Yohannes IV (1837), and Fasilides (1603).