(born Tafari Makonnen) 1892-1975; emperor of Ethiopia (1930-36; 1941-74): deposed
See Haile Selassie in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974). After the Italian invasion of his country (1936), he fled to England, returned to Ethiopia with Allied troops (1941), and was restored to the throne. He was deposed in a military coup (1974).