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Haile Selassie

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHaile SelassieHai‧le Se‧las‧sie /ˌhaɪli səˈlæsi/  (1892–1975) the emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, who is remembered especially for having modernized his country. He was removed from power by his army in 1974 but is still important to his followers, called rastafarians, who regard him as a god. He is also sometimes called Ras Tafari, the Lion of Judah.
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