Famous Ethiopian Leaders

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 1 Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie.
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Famous As: Former Emperor of Ethiopia
Birthdate: July 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ejersa Goro, Imperial 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 Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahmed.
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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.

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 3 Mengistu Haile Mariam

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

 4 Tedros Adhanom

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

 5 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

 6 Sahle-Work Zewde

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

 7 Hailemariam Desalegn

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

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

 9 Abraha

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

 10 Ismail Omar Guelleh

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

 11 Zinash Tayachew

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

 12 Makonnen Wolde Mikael

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

 13 Girma Wolde-Giorgis

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

 14 Imru Haile Selassie

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

 15 Aklilu Habte-Wold

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

 16 Ras Mengesha Yohannes

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

 17 Muferiat Kamil

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

 18 Keria Ibrahim

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

 19 Birtukan Mideksa

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

 20 Haile Selassie Gugsa

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

 21 Seyoum Mengesha

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

 22 Mikael Sehul

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

 23 Mengesha Seyoum

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

 24 Aisha Mohammed Mussa

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

 25 Darge Sahle Selassie

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

 26 Gugsa Araya Selassie

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

 27 Kitaw Ejigu

Kitaw Ejigu.
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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.