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Abd al-Rahman of Morocco

Alaouite dynasty member

Died when: 80 years 269 days (968 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Abd al-Rahman of Morocco

Mawlay Abd al-Rahman bin Hisham (Arabic: عبد الرحمن بن هشام), born on 19 February 1778 in Fes and died on 28 August 1859 in Meknes, was a sultan of Morocco from 30 November 1822 to 28 August 1859, as a ruler of the 'Alawi dynasty.

He was a son of Mawlay Hisham.He was proclaimed sultan in Fes after the death of Mawlay Sulayman.During his long reign he proved himself competent in an age where Africa was being colonized by stronger European nations, such as neighbouring Ottoman Algeria which was invaded by France.

He was able to preserve Moroccan independence and maintain Moroccan borders without ceding any land, while also supporting Emir Abd al-Qadir's resistance in Algeria against France.

He also signed the necessary treaties to enforce his beliefs, and fought numerous conflicts with European nations, especially France.

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