Famous Ethiopian Leaders

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 1 Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahmed
Famous As: Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Birthdate: August 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beshasha, Ethiopia

Abiy Ahmed is an Ethiopian politician and the current prime minister of Ethiopia. Since becoming the prime minister, Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for launching a wide program of economic and political reforms in Ethiopia. He also played a major role in ending the 20-year Eritrean–Ethiopian War for which he was honored with the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

 2 Tedros Adhanom

Tedros Adhanom
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asmara, Ethiopian Empire (now Asmara, Eritrea)

 3 Tewodros II of Ethiopia

Tewodros II of Ethiopia
Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 1818 AD
Birthplace: Qwara, Dembiya
Died: April 13, 1868
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 4 Sahle-Work Zewde

Sahle-Work Zewde
Famous As: President of Ethiopia
Birthdate: February 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 5 Mengistu Haile Mariam

Mengistu Haile Mariam
Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: May 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 6 Meles Zenawi

Meles Zenawi
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: May 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adwa
Died: August 20, 2012

 7 Ismail Omar Guelleh

Ismail Omar Guelleh
Famous As: President of Djibouti
Birthdate: November 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dire Dawa
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 8 Abraha

Famous As: Army general
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Aksum, Ethiopia
Died: 0570 AD

 9 Hailemariam Desalegn

Hailemariam Desalegn
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boloso Sore

 10 Makonnen Wolde Mikael

Makonnen Wolde Mikael
Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: May 8, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sheno, Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: March 21, 1906

 11 Zinash Tayachew

Zinash Tayachew
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gondar, Ethiopia

 12 Girma Wolde-Giorgis

Girma Wolde-Giorgis
Famous As: Former President of Ethiopia
Birthdate: December 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Died: December 15, 2018

 13 Imru Haile Selassie

Imru Haile Selassie
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shire, Ethiopia
Died: August 15, 1980

 14 Aklilu Habte-Wold

Aklilu Habte-Wold
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 12, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Addis Ababa
Died: November 23, 1974

 15 Ras Mengesha Yohannes

Ras Mengesha Yohannes
Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: 1868 AD
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Died: 1906 AD

 16 Belay Zeleke

Belay Zeleke
Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 1912 AD
Birthplace: Bichena, Ethiopia
Died: January 12, 1945

 17 Haile Selassie Gugsa

Haile Selassie Gugsa
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: 1907 AD
Birthplace: Ethiopian Empire
Died: 1985 AD

 18 Seyoum Mengesha

Seyoum Mengesha
Famous As: Army commander
Birthdate: June 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Died: December 15, 1960

 19 Birtukan Mideksa

Birtukan Mideksa
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 20 Keria Ibrahim

Keria Ibrahim
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Asmara, Eritrea

 21 Mikael Sehul

Mikael Sehul
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: 1691 AD
Birthplace: Naeder Adet, Ethiopia
Died: June 23, 1779

 22 Muferiat Kamil

Muferiat Kamil
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Jimma, Ethiopia

 23 Mengesha Seyoum

Mengesha Seyoum
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 24 Aisha Mohammed Mussa

Aisha Mohammed Mussa
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Derg, Ethiopia

 25 Darge Sahle Selassie

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

 26 Gugsa Araya Selassie

Gugsa Araya Selassie
Famous As: Commander
Birthdate: 1885 AD
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Died: April 28, 1932

 27 Kitaw Ejigu

Kitaw Ejigu
Famous As: Space Scientist
Birthdate: February 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bonga, Russia
Died: January 13, 2006

Kitaw Ejigu was an Ethiopian-American engineer and one of Ethiopia’s first aerospace scientists. He worked for NASA as a system engineer and space research scientist and managed a joint NASA/ESA International Solar Polar Mission Spacecraft Systems Interface. He is also credited with the invention of two aerospace mechanisms which were patented under NASA's new technologies programs.