🇪🇹 Empress Zewditu ~ The Queen of Kings
Empress Zewditu, daughter of Negus (King) Menelik of Shewa, ruled Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930.
The Empress, whose name means “The Crown”, was Negiste Negest (Queen of Kings) at a time where the world was at war.
Tribute to this amazing Queen who died on 2 April 1930.
On the same day, Ras Tafari Makonnen became His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I succeeding to Empress Zewditu. He ruled from 1930 to 1974.
The Emperor, whose name means “The Power of Trinity” was seen as Marcus Garvey’s prophecy and his crowning, on 2 April, marked the start of the Rastafarian religion.