Haile Selassie taking part in a televised Q&A session during his American tour, 1954)Haile Selassie I (“Power of the Trinity”) (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen,was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.

Haile Selassie taking part in a televised Q&A session during his American tour, 1954)
Haile Selassie I (“Power of the Trinity”) (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen,was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.