The world leader Haile Selassie passed away at age 83, this age of death has to be considered impressive. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Haile Selassie and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Political leader who served as Regent of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930 and as Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He facilitated Ethiopia’s entrance into the United Nations.
He initially served under the government of Empress Zewditu. When he seized power in 1928, he forced the Empress to crown him King of Ethiopia.
Although he was an Eastern Orthodox Christian, he inspired many followers of the Rastafari movement.
How did Haile Selassie die?
Haile Selassie's death was caused by assassination.
In 1974, he was overthrown in a military coup by a Marxist–Leninist junta, the Derg. Haile Selassie was assassinated on 27 August 1975.
|Cause of death||Assassination|
|Age of death||83 years|
|Birthday||July 23, 1892|
|Death date||August 27, 1975|
|Place of death||National Palace, Addis Ababa|
|Place of burial||Holy Trinity Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
Quotes by Haile Selassie
"We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community."Haile Selassie
"We have finished the job, what shall we do with the tools?"Haile Selassie
"Above all, we must avoid the pitfalls of tribalism. If we are divided among ourselves on tribal lines, we open our doors to foreign intervention and its potentially harmful consequences."Haile Selassie
"It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked."Haile Selassie
"The nations of Africa, as is true of every continent of the world, from time to time dispute among themselves. These quarrels must be confined to this continent and quarantined from the contamination of non-African interference."Haile Selassie