Haile Selassie bio

Birth Name: Ras Tafari Makonnen

Occupation: World Leader

Place Of Birth: Ethiopia

Date Of Birth: July 23, 1892

Date Of Death: August 26, 1975

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: Ethiopian

Haile Selassie was born on the 23rd of July, 1892. He was best known for being a World Leader. Political leader who served as Regent of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930 and as Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He facilitated Ethiopia’s entrance into the United Nations.

Haile Selassie was born in Ethiopia. He initially served under the government of Empress Zewditu. When he seized power in 1928, he forced the Empress to crown him King of Ethiopia. Although he was an Eastern Orthodox Christian, he inspired many followers of the Rastafari movement.

Haile Selassie was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Haile Selassie was born in 1890s.

Ras Tafari Makonnen is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Haile’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Haile Selassie’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Haile Selassie’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Haile Selassie kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Haile Selassie was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Ras Tafari Makonnen
NICKNAME: Ras Tafari Makonnen, Haile Selassie
RELIGION: Christian
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Haile Selassie was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Haile Selassie was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Haile Selassie had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Haile Selassie’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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