Famous Ethiopian Historical Personalities

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 1 Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie.
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Famous As: Emperor of Ethiopia
Birthdate: July 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia
Died: August 27, 1975

Haile Selassie, served his country, Ethiopia, as its regent from 1916 to 1930 and as its emperor from 1930 to 1974. He introduced the first Ethiopian constitution, abolished slavery, chaired the Organisation of African Unity, and helped Ethiopia enter the UN. He inspired the Rastafari movement, too.

 2 Menelik II

Menelik II.
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Famous As: Emperor of Ethiopia
Birthdate: August 17, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angolalla Tera
Died: December 12, 1913

Menelik II reigned as the emperor of Ethiopia from 1889 to 1913 after ruling as the king of Shewa from 1866 to 1889. He is credited with transforming the Ethiopian Empire by expanding his kingdom into Wolayta, Sidama, and Kaffa kingdoms. Fascinated by modernity, Menelik II played a major role in modernizing Ethiopia.

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 3 Tewodros II of Ethiopia

Tewodros II of Ethiopia.
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 1818 AD
Birthplace: Qwara, Dembiya
Died: April 13, 1868

 4 Yohannes IV

Yohannes IV.
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: July 11, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: May Beha, Tembien, Ethiopian Empire
Died: March 10, 1889

 5 Menen Asfaw

Menen Asfaw.
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: April 3, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wollo, Ethiopian Empire
Died: February 15, 1962

 6 Zewditu

Zewditu
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: April 28, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Werreyimenu, Wollo
Died: April 2, 1930

 7 Taytu Betul

Taytu Betul
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: August 17, 1851
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oromia, Ethiopian Empire
Died: February 11, 1918
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 8 Fasilides

Fasilides
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Famous As: Emperor of Ethiopia
Birthdate: 1603 AD
Birthplace: Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: October 18, 1667

 9 Sahle Selassie

Sahle Selassie
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1795 AD
Birthplace: Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: October 22, 1847

 10 Prince Alemayehu

Prince Alemayehu
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: April 23, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Magdala, Ethiopia
Died: November 14, 1879

 11 Amda Seyon I

Amda Seyon I
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Famous As: King of Ethiopia
Birthdate: 1314 AD
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Died: 1344 AD

 12 Eleni of Ethiopia

Eleni of Ethiopia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Hadiya Sultanate
Died: March 31, 1522

 13 Mentewab

Mentewab
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: 1706 AD
Birthplace: Qwara, Ethiopia
Died: June 27, 1773

 14 Tiruwork Wube

Tiruwork Wube
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Died: May 16, 1868

 15 Darge Sahle Selassie

Darge Sahle Selassie
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: 1830 AD
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Died: March 23, 1900

 16 Medferiashwork Abebe

Medferiashwork Abebe
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Died: March 13, 2009

 17 Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba.
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Agame

Queen of Sheba is a biblical figure who finds a mention in the Hebrew Bible. Although her existence is often disputed among scholars and historians, the Queen of Sheba has been an important character in the history of literature, art, and music. Her stories have also inspired films, such as The Queen of Sheba (1921) and Solomon and Sheba (1959).