IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT
H.I.M. EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE 1st

 

1. Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned H.I.M. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st (Might of the Holy Trinity), King of kings, Lord of lords, Conquering Lion of Judah, Elect of God, on November 2nd 1930 at St. George’s Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st is the first Ethiopian Emperor to write a constitution and put it into function from his own initiative [1931]

3. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st was awarded the best-dressed King in the world 3 times.

4. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st was the first Ethiopian Emperor to travel the globe.

5. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st coined the phrase “collective security”.

6. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st caused a decree to be passed to abolish slavery in Ethiopia on 31 March 1924.

7. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st led his country to victory in the war against Mussolini and his Fascist Army in 1935-36.

8. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st is totally against nuclear weapons.

9. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st in 1928 assumed the Ethiopian title of Negus.

10.  Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st stood for all that was good in education, reform, and progress.

11.  Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st I kept his psyche in perfect order.

12.  Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st was voted, Man of the Year by Time Magazine.

13.  Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st brought the first cars into Ethiopia.

14.  Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st brought the first airplane from Europe in the 1920’s.

15.  Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st introduced electricity into Ethiopia, first in the palace then in other buildings.

16.  Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st performed the function of the supreme judge in a specially constructed building next to the main palace. Standing on a platform, His Highness would hear the case as counsel presented and pronounce his verdict. This was according to a procedure established 3000 years ago by the Israelite King Solomon of whom His Most Exacted Majesty is a direct descendent.

17. The most ancient lineage in the world is that of Ethiopia’s Royal family. It is said to be older than that of King George VI by 6130 years. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st, Ruler of Ethiopia, traces his ancestry to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and beyond that to Cush 6280 B.C.

18.  At the anniversary of the signing of the charter of the O.A.U., May 25, 1964, H.I.M. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st uttered saying “As we renew our views, that all Africa shall be free, let us also resolve that all wounds shall be healed and past scars forgotten.”

19.  On the subject of religions, the government policy is ostensibly guided by Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st inspired statement; “Religion is personal and the state is for all.”

20.  “What can we do for you?” is the question invariably addressed to those who gain attention.

21. In the art of managing people, the essence of power, Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st was proved a Master of Genius.

22. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st is neither forbearing nor vindictive and rarely showed signs of anger.

23. Though he never forgets, Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st is inclined to forgive and to exact gratitude.

24. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st is a lover of sports. From the laying of the foundation stone of Haile Selassie I Stadium, he quotes, “If health fails, teaching, knowledge, life itself, all comes to naught. It is indispensable, so have nothing to do with alcohol and avoid all things against which conscience speaks”…

25. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1st established Ethiopia’s first independent bank