Haile Selassie

1892 - 1975

Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ, romanized: qädamawi haylä səllasé, Amharic pronunciation: [ˈhaɪlə sɨlˈlase] (listen); born Lij Tafari Makonnen; 23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975) was an Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Prior his coronation in 1930, he had been Regent Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia from 1916. He is a defining figure in modern Ethiopian history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Haile Selassie has received more than 5,552,593 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 335th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Haile Selassie ranks 332 out of 14,801Before him are George IV of the United Kingdom, Edward VI of England, Philip III of Spain, Charles V of France, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, and Selim III. After him are José Mujica, Safiye Sultan, Sitting Bull, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Xi Jinping, and Semiramis.

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Among people born in 1892, Haile Selassie ranks 6Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Josip Broz Tito, Francisco Franco, Ivo Andrić, and Walter Benjamin. After him are Louis de Broglie, Manfred von Richthofen, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and J. Paul Getty. Among people deceased in 1975, Haile Selassie ranks 7Before him are Francisco Franco, Chiang Kai-shek, Hannah Arendt, Dmitri Shostakovich, Ivo Andrić, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. After him are Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Umm Kulthum, Josephine Baker, and Mikhail Bakhtin.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Haile Selassie ranks 1 out of 60After him are Abebe Bikila (1932), Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937), Menelik II (1844), Siad Barre (1919), Onuphrius (320), Zewditu (1876), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), Tewodros II (1818), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Meles Zenawi (1955), and Moses the Black (332).