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Mohammed V of Morocco

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Sultan Mohammed V of Morocco visiting Lawrence Livermore Lab, United States, in 1957

Mohammed V (August 10, 1909February 26, 1961) was Sultan of Morocco from 1927 to 1961. He was the son of Sultan Yusef, upon whose death he succeeded to the throne.

On 20 August 1953, the French forced Mohammed V and his family into exile in Corsica. A relative, Mohammed Ben Aarafa, was placed on the throne.

Mohammed V and is family were then transferred to Madagascar in January 1954. Mohammed V returned from exile on 16 November 1955, after active oppostition to the French protectorate.

In February 1956, he successfully negotiated with France for the independence of Morroco.

In 1957 he took the title 'King'.

Among his wives was Lalla Abla bint Tahar, who became the mother of the king's son and successor Hassan II.

Mohamed was a member of the Alaouite Dynasty.

See also

References and links

Preceded by:
Yusef
List of Kings of Morocco Succeeded by:
Hassan II


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