Yusef of Morocco
Sultan Yusef ben Hassan (1882 – November 17, 1927) (Arabic: السلطان يوسف بن الحسن) ruled Morocco from 1912 until his death in 1927. Born in the city of Meknes to Sultan Hassan I and his fifth wife "Ruqiya", a Circassian lady from Constantinople and was the youngest of King Hassan I sons. He inherited the throne from his brother, Sultan Abdelhafid, who abdicated after the Treaty of Fez (1912), which made Morocco a French protectorate. He was a member of the Alaouite Dynasty.
Yusef's reign was turbulent and marked with frequent uprisings against Spain and France. The most serious of these was a Berber uprising in the Rif Mountains, led by Abd el-Krim and the uprising of sahraoui tribes,led by the son of Ma al-'Aynayn,Ahmed al-Hiba.Though this originally began in the Spanish-controlled area in the north of the country, it reached the French-controlled area until a coalition of France and Spain finally defeated the rebels in 1925. To ensure his own safety, Yusef moved the court from Fez to Rabat, which has served as the capital of the country ever since.
- Order of Blood of Tunisia
- Grand Cross of the Legion d'Honneur of France-1912
- Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)-1917
- Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus of the Kingdom of Italy
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (Belgium)
- Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic of the Kingdom of Spain
- Grand Cordon of the Order of Muhammad Ali of the Kingdom of Egypt
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