Abdullah bin Khalifa of Zanzibar

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Sayyid Sir Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Said, KBE, CMG (February 12, 1910 – July 1, 1963) (Arabic: عبد الله بن خليفة‎) was the 10th Sultan of Zanzibar after the death of his father, Khalifa bin Harub, who died on 9 October 1960 at age eighty-one.[1] He was less popular than his father and had a rough reign as Sultan, as at the time of his death both his legs were amputated.[2]

U.S. President John F. Kennedy had Galt & Bro, a Washington D.C. based jeweler, make a gold plaque as a gift for the Sultan, however it was never picked up from the jeweler following the President's 1963 assassination.[3]

He ruled Zanzibar from October 9, 1960, to July 1, 1963. On his death, he was succeeded as Sultan by his son Jamshid.[4]

Titles[edit]

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Honours[edit]

Children[4][edit]

  • Sultan Sayyid Jamshid Bin Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyida Sughiya Bint Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyida Sindiya Bint Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyid Mohammed Bin Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyida Shariffa Bint Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyida Harub Bin Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan, James R. (2008-10-01). "Lowering the Sultan's Flag: Sovereignty and Decolonization in Coastal Kenya". Comparative Studies in Society and History. 50 (4): 831–861. doi:10.1017/S0010417508000364. ISSN 1475-2999.
  2. ^ McIntyre, Chris (2013). Zanzibar. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 25. ISBN 1841624586.
  3. ^ "Today in D.C. History: D.C.'s Oldest Business Closes Up Shop". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  4. ^ a b c Zanzibar
Abdullah bin Khalifa of Zanzibar
Born: February 12 1910 Died: July 1 1963
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Khalifa bin Harub
Sultan of Zanzibar
1960–1963
Succeeded by
Jamshid bin Abdullah