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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey1942 - 1943 H.H. Muhammad al-Munsif [Moncef] Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. b. at La Manouba (or Sidi-Bou-Saïd), 4th March 1881, eldest son of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG, educ. Sadiki Coll, Tunis. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and the style of His Highness, 30th April 1942. Proclaimed on the death of his cousin, 19th June 1942. Installed at the Palace of Bardo, 21st June 1942. Attempted to free Tunis from French control and established an independent government in 1942. Deposed by the Free French on the false grounds that he was a Vichy collaborator, 14th May 1943. Abdicated 6th July 1943. Exiled to Laghouat in southern Algeria, then Ténes, and finally removed to Pau in France in 1945. Lieut-Gen Beylical Army 30/4/1942, Field Marshal 19/6/1942. 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 (1.5.1942), Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar while a young prince, GC of the Orders of the Legion of Honour in brilliants (21.6.1942, GO 1.5.1942), the Sharifian Order of Alawi of Morocco, and the Black Star of Benin, Officer of the Order of the Academic Palmes of France, etc. m. (first) at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, October 1900, Lalla Traki [Traqui] (d. at the Essâada Palace, La Marsa, 18th April 1919, and bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), eldest daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Hadi Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. m. (second) 1919, (div.) Lalla Zubaida, a descendant of the saint, Sidi ‘Ali Azzouz, of Zaghouan. m. (third) (div. 1942) H.H. Princess (Lalla) Habiba Beya (b. at Manouba, 1888; d. 21st December 1969), former wife of Lieutenant-General Si Ahmad Gara, and elder daughter of Prince Murad Bey. m. (fourth) August 1942, Lalla Arbiya (d. 30th July 1974), who shared her husband’s exile, former Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Habiba, former wife of Fnoun, daughter of Si Muhammad al-Klibi, an officer of the Beylical Guard. He d. in exile at Villa Cadaval, Pau, France, 1st September 1948 (bur. Sidi Bel Hasan Mausoleum, Jellaz), having had issue, three sons and one daughter, by his first wife wife:©Christopher Buyers
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