Muhammad VII al-Munsif
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Muhammad became bey of Tunis on the death of his cousin Ahmad II ibn Ali. In 1942 he attempted to free Tunis from French control and establish an independent government. The Free French Forces deposed Muhammad on May 14, 1943, on the accusation that he was a Vichy collaborator and he was succeeded by his cousin Muhammad VIII al-Amin. He formally abdicated on July 6, 1943.
Marriages and children
Muhammad VII was married four times, his first wife was a cousin Princess Traki (died 1919) whom he married in October, 1900 at Sidi Bou Said. Princess Traki was the mother of his four children.
- Prince Salah ud-din Bey (1902–1938)
- Prince Muhammad ar-Rauf Bey (1903–1977)
- Prince 'Umar Bey (1904–1938)
- Princess Farida (born 1911)
Muhammad VII was married a further three times firstly to Lalla Zubaida, this marriage ended in divorce. His third wife was another cousin Princess Habiba (1888–1969) this marriage also ended in divorce in 1942. His fourth wife was Lalla Arbiya (died 1974) whom he married in August, 1942. His fourth wife Arbiya accompanied him into exile.
- Zaman France. "Moncef Bey : un ottoman tunisien fae au pouvoir colonial". Retrieved 2014-06-09.
Ahmad II ibn Ali
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Muhammad VIII al-Amin
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