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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey1922 - 1929 H.H. Muhammad al-Habib [Lahbib] Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. b. at the Palace of Bardo, 13th August 1858, only son of Sidi Ma’mun Bey, educ. privately. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and the style of His Highness, 12th May 1906. Proclaimed on the death of his cousin, 8th July 1922. Installed at the Baît al-Bellar, the Palace of Bardo, 10th July 1922. Lieut-Gen Beylical Army 12/5/1906, Field Marshal 10/7/1922. Inaugurated the Institut Musulman in Paris, July 1926. The first Tunisian ruler whose name was substituted for the Ottoman Khalif, in Friday Prayers. A gifted ‘naïve’ and ‘figurative’ painter and musician. Sovereign and Grand Master of the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, Nishan ad-Dam, and Nishan al-Iftikhar. Rcvd: the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman al-Murassa (12.5.1906), Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar while a young prince, GC of the Order of the Legion of Honour in brilliants (10.7.1922, GO 12.5.1906), and Officer of the Order of the Academic Palms of France, GC of the Order of the Dragon of Annam, the Sharifan Order of Alawi of Morocco, etc. m. (first) before 1874, Lalla Fatima bint Muhammad [Fattoùma El Ismaila] Beya, daughter of H.E. Sidi Muhammad bin Ismail, sometime Minister under Sadok Pasha, and niece of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib ud-Daula) Sidi Mustafa bin Ismail, sometime Prime Minister. m. (second) H.H. Princess (Lalla) Saliha [Sallouha] Beya (b. before 1866; d. before 1922), daughter of Sidi Mustafa Bey. m. (third) at the Dar al-Taj Palace, La Marsa (or Carthage), 1922, Lalla Shazlia [Chédlya] (d. 14th January 1951), a commoner. He d. at Carthage, 13th February 1929 (bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
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1929 - 1942 H.H. Ahmad II Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. b. at the Dar al-Taj Palace, La Marsa, 13th April 1862, fourth son of H.H. ‘Abu’l Hasan ‘Ali III Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, educ. privately. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and the style of His Highness, 14th January 1928. Proclaimed on the death of his cousin, 11th February 1929. Lieut-Gen Beylical Army 14/1/1928, Field Marshal 11/2/1929. Sovereign and Grand Master of the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, Nishan ad-Dam, and Nishan al-Iftikhar. Rcvd: the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman al-Murassa (11.1.1928), and Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar while a young prince, Knt of the Order of the Golden Spur of the Vatican (24.1.1931), GC of the Orders of the Legion of Honour in brilliants of France (11.2.1929), Muhammad ‘Ali of Egypt, and the Sharifan Order of Alawi of Morocco. m. (first) Lalla Janina Beya (d. at Tunis, 1936), who had nineteen pregnancies, second daughter of Si Muhammad ar-Rauf bin Rashid al-Shakir, by his wife, Lalla Fatima, née Gaïgi. m. (second) at Tunis, 1924, Lalla Mah Razia [Maherzia], rcvd: Cdr of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France, née Nawar [Nauar], from a modest family in Beja. He d. at La Marsa, 19th June 1942 (bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), having had issue, including ten sons and eight daughters:
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