Ras Tafari Makonnen
Makonnen was Ethiopia’s Regent from 1916 to 1930. He then became the nation’s Emperor from 1930 to 1974.
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The revered Rastafarian figure was named Haile Selassie at his christening as an infant, then again in 1930 upon his bestowment of Emperor of Ethiopia.
He has also been referred to as HIM (His Imperial Majesty), Janhoy, Talaqu Meri, and Abba Tekel.