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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey1943 - [1962] H.M. Muhammad al-Amin [Lamine], King of Tunisia. b. at Dar as-Shad, Carthage, 4th September 1881, youngest son H.H. Muhammad al-Habib Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis., by his first wife, Lalla Fatima [Fattoùma El Ismailia], educ. privately. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and the style of His Highness, 25th June 1942. Proclaimed on the abdication of his cousin as Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, 15th May 1943. Installed on the same day at the Baît al-Bellar, of the Palace of Bardo. Proclaimed the independence of Tunisia, 20th March 1956. Subsequently assumed the title of King of Tunisia with the style of His Majesty. The Royal Guard at Carthage Palace was replaced by soldiers loyal to Bourguiba, the telephones cut and the Royal Family placed under house arrest, 15th July 1957. Deposed by the Constituent Assembly, 25th July 1957, but never abdicated or ceded his rights. Lived under government surveillance at La Manouba, until allowed to return to Tunis just after the death of his wife. Sovereign and Grand Master of the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, Nishan ad-Dam, and Nishan al-Iftikhar. Founded the Other of Independence (Nishan al-Istiqlal) in five classes on 6th September 1956. Lieut-Col. Beylical Army before 1926, prom. Lieut-Gen. 25/6/1942, Field Marshal 15/5/1943. Rcvd: Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman al-Murassa (25.6.1942), and Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar while a young prince, the Grand Collar of the Order of Idris I of Libya, the Collar of the Order of Muhammadiya of Morocco (1956), and the GC of the Orders of the Legion of Honour in brilliants (15.5.1943), Black Star of Benin, Star of Anjouan, and the Cross of Lorraine (1945) of France, GC of the Civil Order of Merit of Spain (1927), the Sharifan Order of Alawi of Morocco, Muhammad 'Ali of Egypt, and Renaissance of Jordan, Cdr. with star of the Order of St Sylvester of the Vatican (30.11.1931). m. 1902, as his only wife, H.H. Princess (Lalla) Janina [Djeneïna] Beya (b. at Tunis, ca. 1887; d. at La Soukra, October 1960, bur. Sidi 'Abdu'l Aziz Cemetery, La Marsa), rcvd: the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman al-Murassa (15.5.1944), and Cdr. of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France (1947), who had been raised in the household of his mother, daughter of Al-Haj Si Bashir al-Ayari, a Tripolitanian merchant from the Ras ad-Darb district of Tunis city. He d. at his apartment in the Rue Fénelon, Tunis, 30th September 1962 (bur. Tomb of King Muhammad al-Amin, Sidi 'Abdu'l Aziz, La Marsa), having had issue, three sons and nine daughters:
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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey[1962 - 1964/9] Lieutenant-General H.R.H. Crown Prince (Sidi) Husain [Hassine] Bey, Head of the Royal House of Tunisia. b. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 22nd April 1893, third son of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG, by his second wife, Lalla Husn ul-Ujud, educ. Prytanée militarie de La Flèche. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and the style of His Highness, 1st October 1955. Became Crown Prince with the style of His Royal Highness when Tunisia achieved independence, 20th March 1956. Succeeded as Head of the Royal House of Tunisia, and of the Nishan ad-Dam, Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, and the Nishan al-Iftikhar, on the death of H.M. Muhammad al-Amin, 30th September 1962. Lieut-Gen Beylical Army 1/10/1955. 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 (1.10.1955), Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, GO of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France, the Sharifan Order of Alawai of Morocco, etc. m. at Dar al-Taj Palace, La Marsa, 22nd July 1914, as his only wife, Lalla Aisha [Aïcha], daughter of Si Ahmad bin 'Abdu'llah Maria, an Italian convert to Islam, by his wife, Princess Traki, eldest daughter of Sidi Husain Bey, Bey al-Taula. He d. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 9th April 1969 (or October 1964)*, having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
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