Haile Selassie(redirected from Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia)
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Haile Selassie(ˈhaɪlɪ səˈlæsɪ)
(Biography) title of Ras Tafari Makonnen. 1892–1975, emperor of Ethiopia (1930–36; 1941–74). During the Italian occupation of Ethiopia (1936–41), he lived in exile in England. He was a prominent figure in the Pan-African movement: deposed 1974