Hassan II


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Hassan II

(hä`sän), 1929–99, king of Morocco (1961–99). Formerly crown prince Moulay Hassan ben Mohammed Alaoui, he ascended the throne on the death (1961) of his father, Muhammad VMuhammad V
(Sidi Muhammad ibn Youssef), 1910–61, king of Morocco (1957–61). He succeeded his father, Moulay Youssef, as sultan in 1927. An ardent nationalist, he was deposed and exiled (1953) by the French.
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. A graduate of the Univ. of Bordeaux, Hassan became chief of staff of the Moroccan army in 1957. In 1965 political unrest in Morocco caused him to assume full executive and legislative control, but an abortive coup (July, 1971) led him to yield some of his powers to the Moroccan parliament. King Hassan's monarchy survived a series of attempted coups that same year and throughout the 1970s as he maintained relative stability by suppressing dissent. In 1984 he appointed a coalition government. Internationally, Hassan pursued a neutralist course, aided in attempts at Middle Eastern peace with Israel, and for a long period of time managed to receive aid from both the West and Communist nations. In 1970, after high casualties in 1963, he reached agreement with Algeria over a long-contested border. After 1974 he sought to incorporate the former Spanish Sahara (now Western SaharaWestern Sahara,
territory (2005 est. pop. 273,000), 102,703 sq mi (266,000 sq km), NW Africa, occupied by Morocco. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west, on Morocco in the north, on Algeria in the northeast, and on Mauritania in the east and south.
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) into Morocco, challenging first the Spanish, then fighting Algerian-backed guerrilas seeking independence for the region. The king was succeeded by his son Muhammad VIMuhammad VI,
1963–, king of Morocco (1999–), formerly Muhammad ben Al-Hassan, crown prince Sidi Muhammad. He studied at Muhammad V Univ., Rabat, where he received bachelor's (1985) and master's (1988) degrees in law, and at the Univ.
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Hassan II

 

(Moulay Hassan). Born July 9, 1929, in Rabat. King of Morocco from 1961; descendant of the Alawite (Alaouite) dynasty. Eldest son of Muhammad V.

Hassan II graduated from the faculty of law of Bordeaux University in France in 1952. From 1955 to early 1956 he took part in the negotiations with France over the granting of independence to Morocco. After independence was proclaimed in 1956, Hassan was appointed chief of the general staff of the armed forces, vice premier, and minister of defense (May 1960 through February 1961). After the death of Muhammad V, Hassan II was proclaimed king and spiritual head of the Muslims of Morocco (Mar. 3, 1961). At the same time, he is supreme commander in chief of the armed forces and chief of the General Staff.

Hassan II

1929--1999, king of Morocco (1961--99)
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I know invitations to play in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Hassan II Trophy are one of the biggest incentives for players, especially for the experienced, for joining the tour, and if we can have other European Tour events in the region offering similar spots, it will further add to the excitement," he added.
On this occasion, the monarch, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, prayed for the rest of the souls of late kings Hassan II and Mohammed V.
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Summary: HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, chaired on Friday at the Mohammed V Mausoleum in Rabat a religious ceremony in commemoration of the 13th anniversary of the passing away of the late King Hassan II.
TUNIS (TAP) - The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (SSO), chaired by Tunisia for eight years now, has been awarded the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize, the Ministry of Environment announced in a press release.
When asked about the post that he dreamt about but never obtained, Moroccan Counselor, Ahmed Reda Guedira - the man who had earned the trust of Late King Hassan II and was the companion of his distant trips away from the limelight - said that it was the post of the prime minister.
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MARRAKECH, Morocco and GENEVA, October 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At the World Economic Forum for the Middle East and Northern Africa in Marrakech, Morocco, 26-28 October 2010, the Association for International Mobility (AIM) and the Hassan II Foundation have presented their Services Platform for Moroccans Living Abroad (SPM), based on WISeKey technology and the identity encryption system of the OISTE Foundation.