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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
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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 Imperial Ethiopia - Haile Selassie
Born Tafari Makonnen in 1891, Haile Selassie came to be identified inextricably with Ethiopia.
Haile Selassie was a devoted husband and father.
Haile Selassie ascended the throne in the era of polar exploration and slow communication.
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  Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
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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 1935-1980s: The reign of Haile Selassie in Ethiopia | libcom.org
Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (full title "His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of Kings and Elect of God") has almost universally been remembered as a kindly benefactor, yet the evidence suggesting otherwise is overwhelming.
Supporters of Selassie could argue that it was his underlings and not he that were responsible for the atrocities and corruption, the Emperor being kept in total ignorance of the situation.
When the facts of history are written Haile Selassie of Abyssinia will go down as a great coward who ran away from his country to save his skin and left the millions of his countrymen to struggle through a terrible war that he brought upon them because of his political ignorance and his racial disloyalty.
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 Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Haile Selassie was born Tafari Makonnenin in the village of Ejersa Goro, in the Harar province of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), as Lij (literally "child", usually bestowed upon nobility).
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.
Haile Selassie was never a member of the Rastafarian faith, nor did he have any role in organizing or promoting the religion.
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 US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia
Haile Selassie I was born Tafari Makonnen on July 23, 1892, in the village of Ejersa Goro, in the Harar province of Ethiopia, as Lij (literally "child", usually bestowed upon nobility).
Haile Selassie I had no role in organising or promoting the Rastafari movement which for many Rastas is seen as proof of his divinity in that he was no false prophet claiming to be God in order to enjoy the benefits of being a cult leader.
When Emperor Haile Selassie I came before the League of Nations to plead his case, and having it rejected by the League, this event confirmed their belief because the nations of Babylon, in reference to the ancient biblical place, will turn their backs to messiah on his return.
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 Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia - dKosopedia
Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia was the Emperor of Ethiopia between 1930 and 1974, but is now far better known as the God of the Rastafari movement.
Selassie was determined that rather than being treated as a second class country ripe for colonialisation, Ethiopia should be treated as the full member of the League of Nations that it was.
Selassie I was a great opponent of rascism, and Marley immortalised his classic UN speech that began "until the colour of a man's skin makes no more significance than the colour of his eyes, there shall never be peace".
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 Haile Selassie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
), [Amharic,=power of the Trinity], 1892–1975, emperor of Ethiopia (1930–74).
In 1928, Tafari was crowned king of Ethiopia, and in 1930, after the empress’s mysterious death, he became emperor as Haile Selassie, claiming to be a direct descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
Haile Selassie was progressively stripped of his powers and finally, on Sept. 12, 1974, deposed.
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 Ethiopian Treasures - Emperor Haile Selassie - The Ethiopian Revolution
Haile Selassie modernisation of the whole country was based on a divide and rule policy.
Haile Selassie did not live up to the reputations of Emperor Tewodros II, Emperor Yohannes IV and Menelik II who gave their life and died for their county in battle (except Menelik) against foreign invaders.
The Tigrayans were determined to unseat Haile Selassie as they held the view that he did not deserve to reclaim the throne for his desertion of his country and people while Ethiopia faced unforeseen occupation, killing and humiliation of its people by the Italian army.
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 Definition of Haile Selassie of Ethiopia - wordIQ Dictionary and Encyclopedia
Haile Selassie (The Holy Trinity or Power of Trinity) (July 23, 1892 - August 27, 1975) was the last Emperor (1930 - 1936; 1941 -
Selassie was born in the town-village of Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia, as Tafari Makonnen to father Ras Makonnen, the governor of Harar
Zauditu as Empress of Ethiopia and her cousin Ras (Duke) Tafari as Crown Prince and Regent.
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 King Haile Selassie League of Nations (UN) Speech 1936
I, Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, am here today to claim that justice which is due to my people, and the assistance promised to it eight months ago, when fifty nations asserted that aggression had been committed in violation of international treaties.
I invoked the provisions of the treaty of 1928, the principles of the Covenant; I urged the procedure of conciliation and arbitration.
Ethiopia, on the contrary, drew attention to the official pronouncements made in Italy which, in its opinion, left no doubt "as to the hostile intentions of the Italian Government." From the outset of the dispute, the Ethiopian Government has sought a settlement by peaceful means.
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 raceandhistory.com - Haile Selassie
Haile Selassie's contribution in making his country known across the globe and projecting an image of civilization, power and dignity will be judged by History, as perhaps his biggest achievement.
Haile Selassie is one of the founding fathers of the OAU and is viewed by many as the figurehead of African independence, for his defiance against the Italian colonial invasion in the 1930s.
"Haile Selassie is King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and the conquering lion of the Tribe of Judah.
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 Zera Yacob Amha Selassie of Ethiopia - Biocrawler
Crown Prince Zera Yacob Amha Selassie is the grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie and son of Emperor-in-Exile Amha Selassie of Ethiopia.
He briefly accompanied his father Emperor Amha Selassie when he moved to Virginia in 1989, but later returned to England and resided for a time in Manchester.
Prince Zera Yacob has been regarded as head of the Imperial Family of Ethiopia since the death of his father in February 1997 and Pretender to the throne in Ethiopia.
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 Amha Selassie of Ethiopia - Definition, explanation
Following Emperor Haile Selassie's restoration in 1941, the Crown Prince returned to Ethiopia, and participated in the campaign to drive the Italian forces out of the city of Gondar, the last town they held in Ethiopia.
The government refused to give Haile Selassie a state funeral, and as a result, the funeral, and the return of Amha Selassie was indefinitely postponed.
Like his father,Amha Selassie I. obtained many orders.Between them were: the Grand Collar and Chain of the Order of Solomon (in 1930), GC of the Orders of the Seal of Solomon, Holy Trinity, Menelik II, and the Star of Ethiopia, Military Medal of Merit of St George, Distinguished Military Medal of Haile Selassie, Knt.
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 Ethiopia - Haile Selassie: The Prewar Period, 1930-36
Although Empress Zawditu died in April 1930, it was not until November that Negus Tafari was crowned Haile Selassie I, "Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God, and King of Kings of Ethiopia." As emperor, Haile Selassie continued to push reforms aimed at modernizing the country and breaking the nobility's authority.
Although Haile Selassie placed administrators of his own choosing wherever he could and thus sought to limit the power of the rases and other nobles with regional power bases, he did not directly attack the systems of land tenure that were linked to the traditional political order.
Abolition of the pattern of gult rights in the Amhara-Tigray highlands and the system of land allocation in the south would have amounted to a social and economic revolution that Haile Selassie was not prepared to undertake.
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 Haile Selassie Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Haile Selassie (1892-1975) was an emperor of Ethiopia whose influence as an African leader far surpassed the confines of his country.
Haile Selassie was born on July 23, 1892, the son of Ras Makonnen, a cousin and confidant of Emperor Menilek II.
Haile Selassie's continued efforts to hold political balance between several major politicians and the recurrent frustration of many newly returned graduates, who still found few places in government, eventually led dissident elements to attempt a government coup in December 1960.
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 AllRefer.com - Ethiopia : History : Ethiopia after Haile Selassie, Africa (African Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
In a gradual coup that began in Feb., 1974, and culminated in September with the ouster of Haile Selassie, a group of military officers seized control of the government.
Haile Selassie's failure to deal adequately with the long-term drought in N Ethiopia in 1973–74 was reportedly a major reason for his downfall.
Ethiopia and Somalia signed a peace agreement in 1988, but internal strife worsened as bitter fighting occurred (1989) in Tigray and Eritrea.
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 Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia Summary
Emperor Haile Selassie I (Amharic: ኃይለ፡ሥላሴ, "Power of the Trinity") (born Lij Tafari Makonnen, July 23, 1892 – August 27, 1975) was de jure Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974 and de facto from 1916 to 1936 and 1941 to 1974 and is the religious symbol for God incarnate among the Rastafari movement.
Haile Selassie I was born Tafari Makonnen on July 23, 1892, in the village of Ejersa Goro, in the Harar province of Ethiopia, as Lij (literally "child", usually bestowed upon nobility).
Haile Selassie I had no role in organising or promoting the Rastafari movement which for many Rastas is seen as proof of his divinity in that he was no false prophet claiming to be God.
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 Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia Information
Haile Selassie I was born Tafari Makonnen on July 23, 1892, in the; village of Ejersa Goro, in the; Harar province of Ethiopia, as Lij (literally "child", usually bestowed upon nobility).
Haile Selassie I had no role in organising or promoting the Rastafari movement which for many Rastas is seen as proof of his divinity in that he was no false prophet claiming to be God in order to enjoy the benefits of being a cult leader.
When Emperor Haile Selassie I came before the League of Nations to plead his case, and having it rejected by the League, this event confirmed their belief because the nations of Babylon, in reference to the ancient biblical place, will turn their backs to messiah on his return.
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 Royalty.nu - African Royalty - Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia
Haile Selassie himself was Christian and not a Rastafarian.
Beyond the Throne: The Enduring Legacy of Emperor Haile Selassie I by Indrias Getachew.
Haile Selassie's War: Haile Selassie, Lion of Judah, Africa's Greatest Military Leader by Anthony Mockler.
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 About H.I.M. Haile Selassie - Rastafari - Jamaica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Haile Selassie was born Tafari Makonnen and is said to be a a descendent of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba who are from biblical time.
In various public statements made by Emperor Haile Selassie and his family, they state that they are members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and followers of Jesus Christ.
Emperor Haile Selassie was a member of Ethiopian Orthodox Church, as all past Kings in Ethiopia.
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