Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar
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|Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said|
جمشيد بن عبد الله
Sultan Jamshid in 1963
|Sultan of Zanzibar|
|Reign||1 July 1963 – 12 January 1964|
|Predecessor||Abdullah bin Khalifa|
|Successor||Abeid Karume (as President of Zanzibar)|
|Born||16 September 1929|
|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|
Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said, GCMG (Arabic: جمشيد بن عبد الله; born 16 September 1929), is a Zanzibari former royal who was the last reigning Sultan of Zanzibar before being deposed in 1964.
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 with his wife and six children 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.
Jamshid has seven children:
- 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—).
- 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.
- 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
- Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) on 29 December 1963.
- Knight Grand Collar of the Royal Order of the Drum (Rwanda).
|Ancestors of Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar|
- Profile of Jamshid bin Abdullah
- The Guardian
- "Royals in exile: In Britain, heirs to the thrones". The Independent. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
- Royal Ark
- Royalark The Al Bu-Said Dynasty Genealogy
- Royal Ark
- 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
- Guidance for Honours in the De Jure Kingdom of Rwanda
- Royal Ark
Jamshid bin Abdullah of ZanzibarBorn: September 16, 1929
Abdullah bin Khalifa
| Sultan of Zanzibar
July 1, 1963 – January 12, 1964
as President of Zanzibar
|New title||— TITULAR —
Sultan of Zanzibar
January 12, 1964 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Sultan government abolished in 1964
Sayyid Ali bin Jamshid Al Said
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