Haile Selassie I

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Hai·le Se·las·sie I

 (hī′lē sə-lăs′ē, -lä′sē) Title of Ras Tafari Makonnen. 1892-1975.
Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974). After the Italian invasion of his country (1936), he fled to England, returned to Ethiopia with Allied troops (1941), and held the throne until deposed in a military coup (1974). He is regarded as a divine figure by the Rastafarians.
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Hai•le Se•las•sie I

(ˈhaɪ li səˈlæs i, -ˈlɑ si)
(Ras Tafari), 1891–1975, emperor of Ethiopia 1930–74: in exile 1936–41.
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The expectations were spectacularly fulfilled by the 1930 crowning of Ras Tafari as Emperor Haile Selassie I in Addis Ababa in 1930.
Ethiopia's last Emperor, Haile Selassie I's, life-sized statue was unveiled at the premises of the AU's headquarters during the session as well.
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Emperor Haile Selassie I, anointed in 1930 as Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God and King of the Kings of Ethiopia, was an iconic African figure of the twentieth century.
The full set of titles of the man known as the last emperor of Ethiopia, whose reign ended in 1974 after nearly sixty years, was "His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, King of Kings, and Elect of God." But beneath those titles lay a person whom the author, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, knew as his great-uncle.
Shashemene, Ethiopia is the site Haile Selassie I offered to black people in gratitude for their support during the Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-41).
1930: Ras Tafari was crowned Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia.
The pioneering Haile Selassie I Peace Foundation was set up eight years ago and has been heralded nationally as a breakthrough in community relations.
Menelik's successor, Haile Selassie I, who reigned from 1930 to 1974, was left to deal with Italy's resurgent expansionism.
I was enlightened to certain levels of Haile Selassie I aind Ethiopia and the whole levels of Rastafari.
The Psalms gave the Rastas the trademark name "JAH" for their hero and deity, Ras Tafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I; the title JAH is found once in the Psalms as an abbreviation for Yahweh (or Jahweh), the four-letter word (tetragrammaton) YHWH.