Isa ibn Ali Al Khalifa

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Portrait of Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, date known.
Isa bin Ali House, residence of the former ruler in Muharraq

Isa ibn Ali Al Khalifa, KCIE, CSI (1848–1932) was the ruler of Bahrain from 1869[1] until his death. His title was Hakim of Bahrain. He is one the longest reigning monarchs of the region, a reign lasting 63 years. He was forced by the British Political Advisor to abdicate in 1923, although this 'abdication' was never recognised by Bahrainis who considered his successor Hamad only as a viceruler until Isa's death in 1932.[2]

Titles[edit]

  • 1848-1869: Sheikh Isa ibn Ali Al-Khalifa
  • 1869-1909: Sheikh Isa ibn Ali Al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain
  • 1909-1914: His Excellency Sheikh Isa ibn Ali Al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain
  • 1914-1919: His Excellency Sheikh Isa ibn Ali Al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain, CSI
  • 1919-1930: His Excellency Sheikh Sir Isa ibn Ali Al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain, KCIE, CSI
  • 1930-1932: His Highness Sheikh Sir Isa ibn Ali Al-Khalifa, Ruler of Bahrain, KCIE, CSI

Honours[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ David Lea (2001). A Political Chronology of the Middle East. London: Europa Publications. p. 19. Retrieved 31 August 2013.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  2. ^ Rosemary Said Zahlan, The Making of the Modern Gulf States, Reading 1998 [2nd ed.], p. 98

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Muhammad ibn Abdulla Al Khalifa
Hakim of Bahrain
1869–1923
Succeeded by
Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa (1872–1942)