Members of the San Luigi Orders: Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia

During the 1930s, our archives indicate that H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (1892-1975) exercised a role of Royal Patronage towards the San Luigi Orders. He was regent of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930, and Emperor from 1930 to 1974. By tradition, he was the descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, and has been acclaimed by the Rastafari movement as the Biblical Messiah.

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