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Abdelaziz of Morocco

Sultan of Morocco

Died when: 65 years 106 days (783 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Abdelaziz of Morocco

Mawlay Abd al-Aziz bin Hassan (Arabic: عبد العزيز بن الحسن), born on 24 February 1881 in Marrakesh and died on 10 June 1943 in Tangier, was a sultan of Morocco from 9 June 1894 to 21 August 1908, as a ruler of the 'Alawi dynasty.

He was proclaimed sultan at the age of sixteen after the death of his father Hassan I.Mawlay Abd al-Aziz tried to strengthen the central government by implementing a new tax on agriculture and livestock, a measure which was strongly opposed by sections of the society.

This in turn led Abd al-Aziz to mortgage the customs revenues and to borrow heavily from the French, which was met with widespread revolt and a revolution that deposed him in 1908 in favor of his brother Abd al-Hafid.

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