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Haile Selassie

1892 - 1975

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Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ቀዳማዊ ኀይለ ሥላሴ, romanized: Qädamawi Häylä Səllasé, Amharic pronunciation: [ˈhaɪlə sɨlˈlase] (listen); born Tafari Makonnen; 23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975) was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He rose to power as Regent Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia (Enderase) for Empress Zewditu from 1916. Haile Selassie is widely considered a defining figure in modern Ethiopian history, and the key figure of Rastafari, a religious movement in Jamaica that emerged shortly after he became emperor in the 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Haile Selassie has received more than 9,625,279 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Haile Selassie is the 314th most popular politician (up from 322nd in 2019), the most popular biography from Ethiopia and the most popular Ethiopian Politician.

Haile Selassie is most famous for being the emperor of Ethiopia and leading his country to independence from Italy.

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Among politicians, Haile Selassie ranks 314 out of 15,577Before him are Louis XVIII of France, Sargon of Akkad, Viktor Yanukovych, Park Chung-hee, Christina, Queen of Sweden, and Muawiyah I. After him are Lee Kuan Yew, Charles VI of France, Ertuğrul, Matthias Corvinus, Godfrey of Bouillon, and Wu Zetian.

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Among people born in 1892, Haile Selassie ranks 4Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Josip Broz Tito, and Francisco Franco. After him are Walter Benjamin, Louis de Broglie, Manfred von Richthofen, Ivo Andrić, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Martin Niemöller. Among people deceased in 1975, Haile Selassie ranks 5Before him are Francisco Franco, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Chiang Kai-shek. After him are Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Josephine Baker, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, and Arnold J. Toynbee.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Haile Selassie ranks 1 out of 89After him are Abebe Bikila (1932), Zewditu (1876), Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937), Menelik II (1844), Menelik I (-954), Onuphrius (320), Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia (1895), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Sahle-Work Zewde (1950), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), and Tewodros II (1818).

Among POLITICIANS In Ethiopia

Among politicians born in Ethiopia, Haile Selassie ranks 1After him are Zewditu (1876), Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937), Menelik II (1844), Menelik I (-954), Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia (1895), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Sahle-Work Zewde (1950), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), Tewodros II (1818), Meles Zenawi (1955), and Amha Selassie (1916).