Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ቀዳማዊ ኀይለ ሥላሴ, romanized: Qädamawi Häylä Səllasé; born Tafari Makonnen; 23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975) was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He rose to power as Regent Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia (Enderase) for Empress Zewditu from 1916. Haile Selassie is widely considered a defining figure in modern Ethiopian history, and the key figure of Rastafari, a religious movement in Jamaica that emerged shortly after he became emperor in the 1930s.



BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation · 1938 English

Extended description: Information: A photograph of H.R.H Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visiting the BBC's Alexandra Palace studios in 1938. Original language summary: -

TopFoto English

Ras Tafari , the world ' s latest monarch - of Ethiopia . _x000D_ December 1929

1927 English

Portrait of Haile Selassie. Scanning and access made possible by a grant from NEH.

1927 English

Haile Selassie and Waziru Menin with a dog in Abyssinia. Scanning and access made possible by a grant from NEH.

1926 English

Alfred M. Bailey holding motion picture camera with Haile Selassie and his wife Waziru Menin. Scanning and access made possible by a grant from NEH.


A parade celebrating the state visit by Sudan's president Major-General Ibrahim Aboud to Ethiopia.

1935 English

Copy image. "He usually wears the brilliant colors for which the imperial wardrobe is famous. The 'Lion of Judah, descendent of Sheba' and Negus of Ethiopia, will personally lead his …

1954 English

States the Council's concern and support for the speedy liberation of all African peoples, especially those in Kenya; encourages the Emperor to urge the British Government for their support.

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