Haile Selassie the Younger Fact Sheet: Who was Haile Selassie? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Haile Selassie.
Haile Selassie the Younger Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1892 - 1975 *** Full Name: Tafari Mokennen Woldemikael and when proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia he became known as Haile Selassie *** Occupation: Emperor of Ethiopia *** Date of Birth: Haile Selassie was born on July 23rd 1892 *** Place of Birth: Haile Selassie was born in Ejersa Goro, Ethiopian Empire *** Family background: His father was ras Makonnen Woldemikael Gudessa and was the governor of Harar and his mother was Yeshimebet Ali Abba Jifar. Through family lines on both sides of his parents he was able to ascend the imperial throne as a direct descendent of both King Solomon of ancient Israel as well as the Queen of Sheba *** Early life and childhood: He grew up an only child but did have his cousin, Imru Haile Selassie, with whom he shared his education *** Education: Haile Selassie’s father arranged for tuition by Abba Samuel Wolde Kahin who was an Ethiopian capuchin monk and who gave instructions in Harar and Dr Vitalien who was a surgeon from Guadeloupe ***
Haile Selassie Fact 1: Haile Selassie was born on July 23rd 1892 and during the 19th century period in history when slavery would largely become abolished during this century with salve revolts in Britain, Haiti and France. In particular in America the Civil War of 1861 to 1864 saw the abolition of slavery and in England the Slavery Abolition Act saw the British Royal Navy put an end to the global slave trade.
Haile Selassie Fact 3: He would make a progressive leader and would become focused on the younger generation and their aspirations.
Haile Selassie Fact 4: During 1923 Ethiopia was became a member of the League of Nations.
Haile Selassie Fact 10: He was successful in reinstating himself as supreme leader but had to work hard to regain the strength and power he had held previously.
Haile Selassie Fact 11: By 1955 he was able to grant a new constitution that would give him the same amount of power he had previously held.
Influence & Legacy: He would be regarded by the Rastafarian movement as the messiah of the African people.
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