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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Dans une declaration a la MAP a cette occasion, le secretaire perpetuel de l'Academie Hassan II des sciences et techniques, Omar Fassi-Fehri a indique que le theme de cette session, qui s'inscrit dans le cadre de la reflexion generale autour du nouveau modele de developpement du Maroc, sera traite durant ces trois jours sous l'angle de la science et de l'innovation technologique, mettant en avant la necessite de passer par le developpement de l'industrie pour mettre en place un nouveau modele de developpement qui repond aux attentes de la societe.
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The delegation included Omar Assobhei, President, University of Fez, Driss Mansouri, President, University Hassan II in Casablanca and Abdelilah Benmlih, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Sciences Dhar El Mehraz.
Afterwards, HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan attended the final of the Hassan II Trophy of traditional equestrian arts.
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.
Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HH Prince Moulay Ismail, chaired, on Friday at Rabat Mohammed V Mausoleum, a religious ceremony to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the passing of late King Hassan II.
It is known as the place where the late King Hassan II hosted Shimon Peres, then Israel's prime minister, in 1986a move that earned Hassan II condemnation from his Arab League allies and prompted Syria, under the leadership of Hafez al Assad, to break off relations altogether.
TROPHEE HASSAN II Sky Sports 4, 11am ROSS FISHER should come on for the run in the Hassan II Trophy today and he looks the best value on the second-round threeball card at Golf du Palais in Morocco, writes Steve Palmer.
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MARCEL SIEM moved four shots clear in the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco after a superb third-round 69 at the Golf du Palais Royal.
GOLF: Germany's Marcel Siem surged into a firstround lead at the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco with an eight-under-par 64 to boost his Masters hopes.