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  • Emperor Haileselassie I of Ethiopia was born on this day 123 years ago (July 23, 1892)

    Emperor Haileselassie I of Ethiopia was born on this day 123 years ago (July 23, 1892)

    Haile Selassie I (Ge’ez: ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ) (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He also served as Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity from 25 May 1963 to 17 July 1964, and again from 5 November 1966 to 11 September 1967.

    Ras Mekonnen Woldemikael and his son Lij Teferi Mekonnen the future emperor


    Ras Mekonnen Woldemikael and his son Lij Teferi Mekonnen the future emperor

    Haileselassie I, the 111th emperor of Ethiopia

    Haileselassie I TIME magazine 1936 man of the year

    Emperor Haile Selassie with Sir. Winston Churchill, 1954

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