02/04/1930 Ras Tafari Makonnen becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia
Life and times of Emperor Selassie
When the Ethiopian empress Zewditu died, few days after her husband Gugsa Welle, regent Tafari rose to an emperor. However, he was officially crowned and proclaimed „King of Kings of Ethiopia“ several months later. Emissaries from a number of countries, just as well as many royals and dignitaries were present at the event.
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