Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar

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Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said
جمشيد بن عبد الله
Sultan of Zanzibar
Reign July 1, 1963 – January 12, 1964
Predecessor Abdullah bin Khalifa
Successor Abeid Karume (as President of Zanzibar)
Born (1929-09-16) 16 September 1929 (age 87)
Unguja, Zanzibar
Spouse Sayyida Anisa bint Salim Al Said
Zuleika bint Abdullah Al Aufy
Issue Sayyid Ali bin Jamshid Al Said
Sayyida Matuka bint Jamshid Al Said
Sayyid Khalifa bin Jamshid Said
Sayyid Abdullah bin Jamshid Al Said
Sayyid Wasfi bin Jamshid Al Said
Sayyida Adla bint Jamshid Al Said
Sayyid Gharib bin Jamshid Al Said
House House of Al Said
Father Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Said
Mother Sayyida Tohfa bint Ali Al Said
Religion Islam

Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said GCMG, (Arabic: جمشيد بن عبد الله‎‎; born 16 September 1929 in Unguja) was the last reigning Sultan of Zanzibar.

Biography[edit]

He ruled Zanzibar from 1 July 1963 to 12 January 1964. On 10 December 1963, Zanzibar received its independence from the United Kingdom as a constitutional monarchy under Jamshid. This state of affairs was short lived and he was overthrown by the Zanzibar Revolution.

He fled into exile firstly to Oman and then to the United Kingdom, where, as of 2012, he continues to live in Portsmouth[1] with his wife and six children[2] as the Head of the Zanzibari Royal Family and as the Sovereign of the Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar and the Most Illustrious Order of Independence of Zanzibar. Secondly, he is married to Zuleika bint Abdullah Al Aufy.[3]

Jamshid has seven children:[citation needed]

  • Sayyid Ali bin Jamshid Al Said (1956—).
  • Sayyida Matuka bint Jamshid Al Said (1957—).
  • Sayyid Khalifa bin Jamshid Said (1960—).
  • Sayyid Abdullah bin Jamshid Al Said (1962—).
  • Sayyid Wasfi bin Jamshid Al Said (1972—).
  • Sayyida Adla bint Jamshid Al Said (1973—).
  • Sayyid Gharib bin Jamshid Al Said (1975—).

Titles[edit]

  • 16 September 1929 — 1 July 1963: Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said.
  • 1 July — 9 December 1963: His Highness Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah, Sultan of Zanzibar.
  • 9 December 1963 – 12 January 1964: His Majesty Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said, GCMG, Sultan of Zanzibar.
  • 12 January 1964 – present: His Majesty Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said, GCMG, Titular Sultan of Zanzibar.

Honours[4][edit]

National Honours
  • Sovereign of the Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar (Wisam al-Kawkab al-Durri al-Zanzibari) since 1 July 1963 (1st class on 30 March 1960).
  • Founder and Sovereign of the Most Illustrious Order of Independence of Zanzibar (Wissam al-Istiqlal) in five classes on 9 November 1963.
Foreign Honours

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Guardian
  2. ^ "Royals in exile: In Britain, heirs to the thrones". The Independent. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  3. ^ Royal Ark
  4. ^ Royal Ark
  5. ^ Galloway, Peter, The Order of St. Michael and St. George. Published by Third Millennium Publishing for the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, U.K. (2000). ISBN 0953696952
Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar
Born: September 16, 1929
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Abdullah bin Khalifa
Sultan of Zanzibar
July 1, 1963 – January 12, 1964
Vacant
New title — TITULAR —
Sultan of Zanzibar
January 12, 1964 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Sultan government abolished in 1964
Incumbent
Heir:
Sayyid Ali bin Jamshid Al Said

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