Mohammed V of Morocco
|Mohammed V of Morocco|
|Sultan of Morocco (1927–57)
King of Morocco (1957–61)
Sultan Mohammed V of Morocco visiting Lawrence Livermore Lab, United States, in 1957
|Born||10 August 1909|
|Died||26 February 1961(aged 51)|
|Place of death||Rabat, Morocco|
|Royal House||Alaouite dynasty|
|Religious beliefs||Sunni Islam|
Mohammed V (10 August 1909 – 26 February 1961) (Arabic: محمد الخامس) was Sultan of Morocco from 1927–53, exiled from 1953–55, where he was again recognized as Sultan upon his return, and King from 1957 to 1961. His full name was Sidi Mohammed ben Yusef, or Son of (Sultan) Yusef, upon whose death he succeeded to the throne. He was a member of the Alaouite Dynasty.
On 20 August 1953, the French who were occupying Morocco at the time forced Mohammed V and his family into exile on [Corsica]. His Uncle, Mohammed Ben Aarafa, was placed on the throne. Mohammed V and his family were then transferred to Madagascar in January 1954. Mohammed V returned from exile on 16 November 1955, and was again recognized as Sultan after active opposition to the French protectorate. In February 1956 he successfully negotiated with France for the independence of Morocco, and in 1957 took the title of King.
He died on 26 February 1961 following unspecified surgery. U.S. Ambassador Charles W. Yost saw the King hours before his death and was among those who suspected that the King's son, Hassan II, had a hand in his father's sudden death.
The Mohammed V International Airport of Casablanca is named after him, as well as numerous universities and various public spaces across Morocco. There is an Avenue Mohammed V in nearly every Moroccan city.
His second wife was Lalla Abla bint Tahar (Arabic: لالا عبلة بنت طهار) (born 5 September 1909 – died 1 March 1992). She was the daughter of Tahar bin Hassan. She married Mohammed V in 1929 and died in Rabat on 1 March 1992. She gave birth to five children: the future King Hassan II, Lalla Aicha (born 1930), Lalla Malika, Moulay Abdellah and Lalla Nuzha.
- Order of Blood of Tunisia
- Grand Cross of the Legion d'Honneur of France-1927
- Companion of the Order of the Liberation of France-1945
- Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit of the United States of America-1945
- Grand Collar of the Order of the Yoke and Arrows of Francoist Spain-1956
- Grand Collar of the Order of Idris I of the Kingdom of Libya-1956
- Collar of the Order of the Hashemites of the Kingdom of Iraq-1956
- Grand Cordon of the Order of Oumayyad of Syria-1960
- Grand Cordon of the Order of Merit of Lebanon, special class-1960
- Collar of the Order of the Nile of the Republic of Egypt-1960
- Collar of the Order of Hussein ibn Ali of Jordan-1960
- Grand Cordon of the King Abdul Aziz Decoration of Saudi Arabia-1960
See also 
- History of Morocco
- List of Kings of Morocco
- Mausoleum of Mohammed V
- Mohamed V Dam
- Mohammed V University
- "Mohammed V of Morocco Dies at 51 After Surgery". New York Times. 26 February 1961. Retrieved 13 June 2008. "King Mohammed V died today after a minor operation. He was 51 years old and had occupied the throne since 1927"
- International Business Publications, Morocco Foreign Policy and Government Guide p. 84
- An Arab King Righteous Among the Nations?. The Forward, 12 December 2007
- "''Royal Ark''". Royalark.net. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
- David Bensoussan, Il était une fois le Maroc : témoignages du passé judéo-marocain, éd. du Lys, www.editionsdulys.com, Montréal, 2010 (ISBN 2-922505-14-6); Second edition : www.iuniverse.com, Bloomington, IN, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4759-2608-8, 620p. ISBN: 978-1-4759-2609-5 (ebook);
- History of Morocco (in French)
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Mohammed Ben Aarafa
Mohammed Ben Aarafa
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