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Husainid Dynasty

Husainid dynasty
Country Tunisia
Titles Bey, King
Founded 15 July 1705
Founder Al-Husayn I ibn Ali at-Turki
Final ruler Muhammad VIII al-Amin
Current head Prince Muhammad al-Habib Bey
Deposition 25 July 1957

The Husainid Dynasty is the former ruling dynasty of Tunisia originally of Muslim Cretan origin. They came to power under al-Husayn I ibn Ali at-Turki in 1705 replacing the Muradid Dynasty. After taking power the Husainids ruled as Beys with succession to the throne determined by age with the oldest member of the dynasty becoming Bey. The heir apparent to the Bey held the title Bey al-Mahalla. The Husainids originally ruled under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire. In 1881 Tunisia came under the control of France as a protectorate. Following independence from France on March 20, 1956, the Bey Muhammad VIII al-Amin assumed the title of King and reigned as such until the prime minister Habib Bourguiba deposed the dynasty and declared Tunisia a republic on July 25, 1957.

Since June 2013 the current head of the dynasty is Prince Muhammad al-Habib Bey (born 1929) who is a grandson of Muhammad VI al-Habib. [1]


  • Ruling heads of the dynasty 1
  • Non ruling heads of the dynasty 2
    • Family tree 2.1
  • References 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Ruling heads of the dynasty

Non ruling heads of the dynasty

Family tree

  • Sidi Ali al-Turki (d. 1676)
    • Muhammad (c. 1665-1735)
      • II. Ali I (1688-1756; r. 1735-1756)
  • I. Hussein I (1675-1740; r. 1705-1735)
    • III. Muhammad I (1710-1759; r. 1756-1759)
  • VII. Mahmud I (1757-1824; r. 1814-1824)
            • VIII. Hussein II (1784-1835; r. 1824-1835)
              • XI. Muhammad II (1811-1859; r. 1855-1859)
                • Prince Hussein Bey (1839-1890)
  • Prince Muhammad as-Said Bey (1873-1918)
  • XXI. Mustafa II (1900-1974; family head: 1969-1974)
  • XV. Muhammad V (1855-1922; r. 1906-1922)
                  • XVIII. Muhammad VII (1881-1948; r. 1942-1943)
  • Prince Salah ud-din Bey (1902-1938)
  • Crown Prince Zainal-Abidin (b. 1930)
                  • XX. Hussein III (1893-1969; Crown Prince: 1943-1957; family head: 1962-1969)
  • Prince Muhammad Bey (1897-1953)
  • XXVII. Muhammad X (1928-2013; family head: 2006-2013)
              • XII. Muhammad III (1813-1882; r. 1859-1882)
              • XIII. Ali III (1817-1902; r. 1882-1902)
                • Prince Mustafa Bey (1844-1895)
  • Prince Iz ud-din Bey (1882-1953)
                    • XXIII. Suleiman I (1909-1992; family head: 1989-1992)
                    • XXIV. Al'Allah I (1910-2001; family head: 1992-2001)
  • XXVI. Muhi ud-din I (1911-2006; family head: 2004-2006)
                • XIV. Muhammad IV (1855-1906; r. 1902-1906)
  • XVII. Ahmad II (1862-1942; r. 1929-1942)
  • XXII. Muhammad IX (1902-1989; family head: 1974-1989)
  • Prince Muhammad Mamun Bey (1819-1861)
  • XVI. Muhammad VI (1858-1929; r. 1922-1929)
                  • Prince Muhammad Iz ud-din Bey (1875-1931)
  • XXVIII. Muhammad XI (b. 1929; family head: 2013-present)
  • XIX. Muhammad VIII (1881-1962; r. 1943-1957; family head: 1957-1962)
  • XXV. Shazli I (1910-2004; family head: 2001-2004)
  • IX. Mustafa I (1786-1837; r. 1835-1837)
  • X. Ahmad I (1806-1855; r. 1837-1855)
  • IV. Ali II (1712-1782; r. 1759-1782)
          • V. Hammud I (1759-1814; r. 1782-1814)
  • VI. Uthman I (1763-1814; r. 1814)



  1. ^ Tunisia - Royal Ark

See also

External links

  • Royal Ark
  • Website of Prince Rafet Bey
  • Cornell University Library]
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