What is Haile Selassie's full name?

Ras Tafari Makonnen

Haile Selassie nickname(s):

Ras Tafari Makonnen, Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie date of birth:

July 23, 1892

How old was Haile Selassie when died?


Where was Haile Selassie born?

Ejersa Goro, Harar

When did Haile Selassie die?

August 26, 1975

How tall is Haile Selassie?

5' 1¾" (157 cm)

What religion is Haile Selassie?


What is Haile Selassie's ethnicity?


What is Haile Selassie nationality?


What is Haile Selassie's occupation?

Head of State

Haile Selassie claim to fame:

226th Negus (Emperor) of Ethiopia who the Rastafarians of Jamaica worshipped as the second coming of Christ

Short Biography

Haile Selassie I (Ge'ez: ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ, qädamawi haylä səllasé; ) born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He also served as Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity from 25 May 1963 to 17 July 1964 and 5 November 1966 to 11 September 1967. He was a member of the Solomonic Dynasty.