Mohammed Ben Aarafa

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Mohammed Ben Aarafa

Mohammed Ben Aarafa, or Ben Arafa (1889 – 17 July 1976) was a distant relative of Sultan Mohammed V of Morocco (Arabic: محمد بن عرفة بن محمد‎); he was put in Mohammed V's place by the French after they exiled Mohammed V to Madagascar.

Installed in August 1953, he abdicated in October 1955, while Mohammed V was still in exile.

Protests against Ben Aarafa helped lead to Moroccan independence, which was agreed to between France and Mohammed V in 1955. He died in 1976 in France.


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Preceded by
Mohammed V
Sultan of Morocco
Succeeded by
Mohammed V