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)
Spouse Zuleikha bin Abdullah Al Aufy
Issue Sayyid Ali bin Jamshid Al Said
Sayyid Khalifa bin Jamshid Said
Sayyida Matuqa bint Jamshid Al Said
Sayyid Abdullah bin Jamshid Al Said
Sayyida Thuraya bint Jamshid Al Said
Sayyida Adla bint Jamshid Al Said
Sayyid Gharib bin Jamshid Al Said
House House of Al Said
Father Abdullah bin Khalifa
Born (1929-09-16) 16 September 1929 (age 85)
Zanzibar
Religion Islam

Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said GCMG, (Arabic: جمشيد بن عبد الله‎) (born 16 September 1929) was the last Sultan of Zanzibar. 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 finally to the United Kingdom, where, as of 2012, he continues to live in Portsmouth[1] as the Head of the Zanzibar Royal Family and as a Sovereign of the Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar and The Most Illustrious Order of Independence of Zanzibar. He is married to Zuleikha bin Abdullah Al Aufy.[citation needed]

Jamshid has seven children:[citation needed]

  • Sayyid Ali bin Jamshid Al Said
  • Sayyid Khalifa bin Jamshid Said
  • Sayyida Matuqa bint Jamshid Al Said (1957-)
  • Sayyid Abdullah bin Jamshid Al Said
  • Sayyida Thuraya bint Jamshid Al Said
  • Sayyida Adla bint Jamshid Al Said
  • Sayyid Gharib bin Jamshid Al Sai

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/mar/03/leila-sharp-sultan-of-zanzibar
  2. ^ 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
Sultanate abolished
New title — TITULAR —
Sultan of Zanzibar
January 12, 1964 – present
Incumbent
Heir:
Sayyid Ali bin Jamshid Al Said