Sharif ibn Ali
He is considered to have been the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco. He began to increase his power in the Tafilalt during the anarchy following the death of the Saadi ruler Ahmad al-Mansur (ruled 1578–1603) and ruled that region from 1631 to 1636. He abdicated the throne of Tafilalt in 1636 in favour of his eldest of fifteen sons, Muhammad ibn Sharif.
He died at Sijilmasa (Rissani), Tafilalt, on 5 June 1659.
- Christopher Buyers, "The Alawi dynasty" in The Royal Ark. read online
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Muhammad II of Morocco
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