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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey1759 - 1782 H.H. Amir al-Umara 'Abu'l Hasan 'Ali II Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis. b. 24th November 1712, second son of H.H. Amir al-Mukarrim 'Abu'l Azad Husain I Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis, by his third wife, Lalla Jannat, educ. privately. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla, 3rd September 1756. Proclaimed on the death of his brother, 12th February 1759. Shared power with his eldest son from 9th February 1777. Granted the rank and title of Amir al-Umara before 17/7/1766. m. (first) Princess (Lalla) Traki Beya, daughter of his cousin H.H. 'Abu'l Hasan 'Ali I Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis. m. (second) 1737, a grand daughter of Bu Aziz Nasir al-Hanashi. m. (third) at Algiers, before 1756, Lalla Mahbuba "Min Bled el-Gurj" (the Georgian), a lady of Georgian or Greek origin. m. (fourth) Lalla Fatima, a former slave. m. (fifth) a former singer?. He d. at the Palace of Bardo, 26th May 1782 (bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), having had issue, five sons and five daughters:
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1782 - 1814 H.H. Amir al-Umara 'Abu Muhammad Hammuda Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis. b. 9th December 1759, second and eldest surviving son of H.H. Amir al-Umara 'Abu'l Hasan 'Ali II Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis, by his third wife, Lalla Mahbuba "Min Bled el-Gurj" (the Georgian), a lady of Georgian or Greek origin, educ. privately. Appointed as deputy ruler with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and formally invested with extensive administrative powers by his father, 9th February 1777. Raised to the personal title of Pasha by the Ottoman Sultan. Invested as Heir Apparent by his father in preference to his cousin and rightful heir, Mahmud Bey, although the latter was two years his senior. Succeeded on the death of his father and assumed the powers of sole ruler, 26th May 1782. Installed as Beylerbeyi of Tunis, 5th June 1782. Granted the rank and title of Amir al-Umara before 7/7/1782. m. (first) at Tunis, 5th October 1776, a daughter of Shaikh Muhammad bin Husain al-Barudi, sometime Grand Mufti of the Hanifites. m. (second) a former Greek slave. m. (third?) a former Caucasian slave. m. (fourth) a former Italian slave. He d. (probably poisoned by his Neapolitan favorite, Mariano Stinca) at the Palace of Bardo, 15th September 1814 (bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), having had issue, an only son by his first wife:
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1814  H.H. 'Usman Bey, Beylerbeyi of Tunis. b. 27th May 1763, fifth and youngest son of H.H. Amir al-Umara 'Abu'l Hasan 'Ali II Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis, by his fourth wife, Lalla Fatima, a former slave, educ. privately. Proclaimed on the death of his brother in preference to Sidi Mahmud bin Muhammad, 15th September 1814. m. several wives, including, Lalla Amina [Menana] Beya (d. before 10th July 1850. He was k. in his bed by his displaced cousin, Sidi Mahmud bin Muhammad al-Rashid, at Tunis, 20th December 1814 (bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), having had issue, four sons:
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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey1814 - 1824 H.H. Amir al-Umara 'Abu'l 'Abdu'llah Mahmud Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis. b. at the Palace of Bardo, 10th July 1757, elder son of H.H. Muhammad al-Rashid Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis, by his second wife, Lalla Aisha, a former slave, educ. privately. Proclaimed on the death of his cousin, 21st November 1814. Installed at the Palace of Bardo, 22nd December 1814. Appointed to the rank of Amir al-Umara before 22/4/1819. Confirmed in the post of Beylerbeyi of Tunis, 4th July 1821. Received Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales in 1816. He left the administrative cares of state in the hands of his elder son, prefering to spend his time on philosophical and scholarly discourse and on artistic matters, an excellent chef and perfumerer. m. (first) at Tunis, 5th October 1776, H.H. Princess (Lalla) Amina [Menana] Beya (b. before 24th August 1759; d. at Tunis, 18th December 1822, bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), who was prominent in persuading her husband to depose 'Usman, her own brother, styled 'Umm al-Bashawat and 'Umm al-Muluk or "Mother of the Kingdom", third daughter of H.H. Amir al-Umara 'Abu'l Hasan 'Ali II Pasha, Beylerbeyi of Tunis, by his wife, Lalla Mahbuba. m. (second) Lalla Shalbiya. He d. at Tunis, 28th March 1824 (bur. Turbat al-Bey, the Madina, Tunis), having had issue, two sons and two daughters by his first wife:
 
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