Huzaima bint Nasser
|Huzaima bint Nasser|
|Queen of Iraq|
|Queen of Syria|
|Tenure||8 March 1920 – 24 July 1920|
|Queen of Iraq|
|Tenure||23 August 1921 – 8 September 1933|
|Successor||Aliya bint Ali|
|Spouse||Faisal I of Iraq|
|Issue||Princess Azza of Iraq
Princess Rajiha of Iraq
Princess Raifi'a of Iraq
King Ghazi I of Iraq
|House||House of Nasser|
|Father||Nasser ibn Ali|
|Died||27 March 1935
|Burial||Royal Mausoleum, Adhamiyah|
Huzaima bint Nasser (1884–1935) was an Arabian princess, Sharifa of Mecca. Her father was Prince Nasser bin 'Ali Pasha. She was his younger twin daughter. In 1904, in Istanbul, she married the prince Faisal son of the Sharif of Mecca. Their first born was a daughter, Azza (1906–1936), followed by other two girls, Rajiha (1907–1959) and Raifi'a (1910–1934), and finally by a boy Ghazi (1912–1939), the future king of Iraq.
After World War I, the former dominions of the Ottoman Empire were divided between the European nations, or proclaimed independent. In 1920, Faisal was proclaimed king of Syria, and so Hazima became queen of Syria. In order to reach her husband, she moved with her children into the new established royal palace in Damascus. But, unfortunately, after only four months of reign, the kingdom of Syria was dissolved after the Franco-Syrian War, and so both Faisal and Hazima lost their titles.
In 1921, the British government decided to put Faisal as king of the new Kingdom of Iraq, over which they had an international mandate. He accepted and he was proclaimed king of Iraq. Naturally Hazima became queen, and the royal family was transferred to Baghdad the capital of the new kingdom.
Faisal died in 1933, and was succeeded by his son Ghazi, and so Hazima became queen mother of Iraq.
She died in Baghdad two years later, in 1935.
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Huzaima bint NasserBorn: 1884 1935
|New title||Queen of Syria
|New title||Queen of Iraq
Aliya bint Ali