List of rulers of Morocco

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This is the list of rulers of Morocco, since the establishment of the state in 789. The common and formal titles of these rulers has varied, depending on the time period. Since 1957, the designation King has been used.

King of Morocco
ملك المغرب
Royal Flag of Morocco.svg
Incumbent
King Mohammed VI (cropped).jpg
Mohammed VI
since 23 July 1999
Details
StyleHis Majesty
Heir apparentPrince Hassan
First monarch
Formation
ResidenceDar al-Makhzen, Rabat

The present King of Morocco is Mohammed VI of the 'Alawi dynasty, since 23 July 1999.[1]

Idrisid dynastyEdit

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Idris ben Abdallah
(Idris I)
  • إدريس بن عبد الله
745 – 791788791First Emir of MoroccoIdrisid 
Idris ben Idris
(Idris II)
  • إدريس بن إدريس
August 791 – 828803828Son of Idris ben AbdallahIdrisid 
Muhammad ben Idris
  • محمد بن إدريس
Died 836828836Son of Idris ben IdrisIdrisid 
Ali ben Muhammad
(Ali I)
  • علي بن محمد
827 – 848836848Son of Muhammad ben IdrisIdrisid 
Yahya ben Muhammad
(Yahya I)
  • يحيى بن محمد
829-864848864Son of Muhammad ben IdrisIdrisid 
Yahya ben Yahya
(Yahya II)
  • يحيى بن يحيى
Died 874864874Son of Yahya ben MuhammadIdrisid 
Ali ben Omar
(Ali II)
  • علي بن عمر‎
Died 883874883Uncle of Yahya ben MuhammadIdrisid 
Yahya ben al-Qasim
(Yahya III)
  • يحيى بن القاسم‎
Died 904880904Cousin of Ali ben OmarIdrisid 
Yahya ben Idris
(Yahya IV)
  • يحيى بن إدريس
Died 917904917Grandson of Ali ben OmarIdrisid 
Hassan ben Muhammad
(Hassan I)
  • الحسن بن محمد
Died 944925927Nephew of Yahya ben al-QasimIdrisid 
Al-Qasim ben Ibrahim
  • القاسم بن ابراهيم
Died 948937948Cousin of Hassan ben MuhammadIdrisid 
Ahmad ibn al-Qasim
  • أحمد بن القاسم
Died 954948954Son of Al-Qasim ben IbrahimIdrisid 
Hassan ben al-Qasim
(Hassan II)
  • الحسن بن القاسم
Died 985954974Brother of Hassan ben al-QasimIdrisid 

Almoravid dynastyEdit

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Abdallah ibn YasinDied 7 July 105910401059Founder and First Almoravid Leader of MoroccoAlmoravid 
Abu Bakr ibn UmarDied 108710561072Second Almoravid Leader of MoroccoAlmoravid 
Yusuf ibn TashfinDied 1106 In Marrakesh10721106Amir Al-MusliminAlmoravid 
Ali ibn Yusuf1084 – 26 January 114311061143Son of Yusuf Ibn TashfinAlmoravid 
Tashfin ibn AliDied 23/25 March 114511431145Emir of MoroccoAlmoravid 
Ibrahim ibn TashfinDied 114711461147Seventh Almoravid King of MoroccoAlmoravid 
Ishaq ibn AliDied April 114711471147Last Almoravid Leader of MoroccoAlmoravid 

Almohad dynastyEdit

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Ibn Tumart1080 – 113011211139First Almohad Leader of MoroccoAlmohad 
Abd al-Mu'min1094 – 116311331163Member of the Almohad dynastyAlmohad 
Abu Yaqub Yusuf1135 – 118411631184second Almohad EmirAlmohad 
Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur1160 – 23 January 119911841199third Almohad CaliphAlmohad 
Muhammad al-NasirDied 121311991213Fourth Almohad caliphAlmohad 
Yusuf II, Almohad caliph1203 – 122412131224son of Muhammad al-NasirAlmohad 
Abd al-Wahid IDied September 1224FebruarySeptember 1224son of the great Almohad conqueror Abu Yaqub YusufAlmohad 
Abdallah al-AdilOctober 4, 1227September 1224October 4, 1227a former governor in al-AndalusAlmohad 
Yahya al-Mu'tasimDied 123612271229He was a son of Muhammad al-Nasir and brother of Yusuf II, Almohad caliph.Almohad 
Idris al-Ma'munDied October 16/17, 123212291232He was a son of Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-MansurAlmohad 
Abd al-Wahid IIDied December 4, 124212321242An Almohad rival caliph who reigned from 1232 until his death.Almohad 
Abu al-Hasan as-Said al-MutadidDied June 124812421248He succeeded his brother Abd al-Wahid II in a period in which the Almohads controlled only parts of present-day MoroccoAlmohad 
Abu Hafs Umar al-MurtadaDied 126612481266An Almohad caliph who reigned over part of present-day Morocco from 1248 until his death.Almohad 
Idris al-WathiqDied 126912661269An Almohad caliph who reigned in Marrakesh from 1266 until his death.Almohad 

Marinid dynastyEdit

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Abd al-Haqq I1147 – 121711951217First Marinid Leader of MoroccoMarinid 
Uthman ibn Abd al-Haqq1196 – 124012171240Sheikh of MoroccoMarinid 
Muhammad ibn Abd Al-Haqq1202 – 124412401244Sheikh of MoroccoMarinid 
Abu Yahya ibn Abd al-HaqqDied 125812441258Emir of MoroccoMarinid 
Abu Yusuf Yaqub ibn Abd al-Haqq20 March 128612581286First Marinid Sultan of MoroccoMarinid 
Abu Yaqub Yusuf an-NasrDied 13 May 1307March 128613 May 1307son of Abu Yusuf Yaqub ibn Abd al-HaqqMarinid 
Abu Thabit 'Amir1284 – 1308May 1307July 1308Son of Abu Yaqub Yusuf an-NasrMarinid 
Abu al-Rabi SulaymanMarch 1289 – 23 November 131013081310Son or grandson of Abu Yaqub YusufMarinid 
Abu Sa'id Uthman IIDecember 1276 – August 1331November 1310August 1331Son of Abu Yaqub Yusuf al-NasrMarinid 
Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman1297 – 1351August 13311348Son of Abu Sa'id Uthman IIMarinid 
Abu Inan Faris1329 – 10 January 135813481358Son of Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn OthmanMarinid 
Muhammad II ibn Faris of Morocco1338 – 136613621366Sultan of Morocc0Marinid 
Abu Bakr ibn FarisDied 135913581359Sultan of MoroccoMarinid 
Ibrahim ibn Ali of Morocco1335 – 136113591361Sultan of MoroccoMarinid 
Tashfin ibn Ali (Marinid)1329 – 136213611362Sultan of MoroccoMarinid 
Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz I of Morocco1349 – 137213661372Sultan of MoroccoMarinid 
Muhammad III ibn Abd al-Aziz1368 – 137413721374Son of Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz I of MoroccoMarinid 
Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad al-MustansirDied 139313741393son of Abu Faris Abd al-Aziz I of MoroccoMarinid 
Musa ibn Faris al-MutawakkilDied 138613841386Disabled son of the former Sultan Abu Inan FarisMarinid 
Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-WathiqDied 138713861387Ruled Morocco for only a yearMarinid 
Abd al-Aziz II ibn Ahmad II1375 – 139613941396Sultan of MoroccoMarinid 
Abdallah ibn Ahmad II1378 – 139813961398Abdul Aziz II succeeded his brother Abu Faris Abdul Aziz IIMarinid 
Abu Said Uthman III1383 – 21 October 142019 March 139821 October 1420He succeeded his brother, Abu Amir Abdallah ibn Ahmad.Marinid 
Abd al-Haqq II1419 – 14 August 1465October 142014 August 1465Last Marinid Ruler of MoroccoMarinid 

Idrisid interludeEdit

Wattasid dynastyEdit

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Abu Abd Allah al-Sheikh Muhammad ibn Yahya1472 – 1504
(aged 32)
14721504First Wattasid Sultan of MoroccoWattasid 
Abu Abd Allah al-Burtuqali Muhammad ibn Muhammad1464 – 1536
(aged 72)
15041526Son of Abu Abd Allah al-Sheikh Muhammad ibn YahyaWattasid 
Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn MuhammadDied 154915261545Third Wattasid Sultan of MoroccoWattasid 
Ali Abu HassunDied September 155415491554Fourth Wattasid Sultan Of MoroccoWattasid 
Nasir ad-Din al-Qasri Muhammad ibn AhmadDied 154715451547Fifth Wattasid Sultan of MoroccoWattasid 

Saadi dynastyEdit

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Mohammed ash-Sheikh
  • محمد الشيخ
1490 – 23 October 1557
(aged 67)
154423 October 1557
(Assassinated)
Brother of Ahmed Al-Araj Al-SaadiSaadi 
Abdallah al-Ghalib
  • عبد الله الغالب
1517 – 22 January 1574
(aged 57)
15571574Son of Mohammed ash-SheikhSaadi 
Abu Abdallah Mohammed II
  • أبو عبد الله محمد
Died 4 August 157815741576
(Deposed)
Son of Abdallah al-GhalibSaadi 
Abu Marwan Abd al-Malik I
  • عبد الملك الأول
Died 4 August 157815761578
(Deposed)
Son of Mohammed ash-SheikhSaadi 
Ahmad al-Mansur
  • أحمد المنصور
1549 – 25 August 1603
(aged 54)
15781603Son of Mohammed ash-SheikhSaadi 
Abu Faris Abdallah
Ruled from Marrakesh
  • أبو فارس عبد الله
1564 – 1608
(aged 44)
16031608Son of Ahmad al-MansurSaadi 
Mohammed esh-Sheikh el-Mamun
Ruled from Fes
  • محمد الشيخ المأمون
1566 – 1613
(aged 47)
16031613Son of Ahmad al-MansurSaadi 
Zidan el-Nasir
Ruled from Marrakesh
  • زيدان الناصر
Died September 162716031627Son of Ahmad al-MansurSaadi 
Abdallah al-Ghalib II
Ruled from Fes
  • عبد الله الغالب
Died 162316061623
(Deposed)
Son of Mohammed esh-Sheikh el-MamunSaadi 
Abd al-Malik ibn Abdallah
Ruled from Fes
  • عبد الملك بن عبد الله
Died 16271623February 1627
(Deposed)
Son of Abdallah al-Ghalib IISaadi 
Abu Marwan Abd al-Malik II
  • أبو مروان عبد الملك
Died 163116271631
(Assassinated)
Son of Zidan el-NasirSaadi 
Al Walid bin Zidan
  • الوليد بن زيدان
Died 163616311636
(Assassinated)
Son of Zidan el-NasirSaadi 
Mohammed esh-Sheikh es-Seghir
  • محمد الشيخ الصغير
Died 30 January 165516361655
(Assassinated)
Son of Zidan el-NasirSaadi 
Ahmad al-Abbas
  • أحمد العباس
Died 165916551659
(Assassinated)
Son of Mohammed esh-Sheikh es-SeghirSaadi 

Dila'i interludeEdit

'Alawi dynastyEdit

1631 – 1957: 'Alawi sultans of Morocco

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Sharif ibn Ali
  • الشريف بن علي
1589 – 1659
(aged 70)
16311636First 'Alawi sultan of Morocco'Alawi 
Muhammad ibn Sharif
Muhammad I
  • محمد بن الشريف
1630 – 2 August 1664
(aged 34)
16362 August 1664Son of Mawlay Sharif'Alawi
Al-Rashid bin Sharif
  • الرشيد بن الشريف
1631 – 9 April 1672
(aged 41)
16669 April 1672Son of Mawlay Sharif'Alawi 
Ismail bin Sharif
  • إسماعيل بن الشريف
1645 – 22 March 1727
(aged 82)
167222 March 1727Son of Moulay Sharif'Alawi 
Ahmad bin Ismail
(1st reign)
  • أحمد بن إسماعيل
1677 – 5 March 1729
(aged 52)
22 March 1727March 1728
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Abd al-Malik bin Ismail
  • عبد الملك بن إسماعيل
1696 – 2 March 1729
(aged 33)
March 1728July 1728
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Ahmad bin Ismail
(2nd reign)
  • أحمد بن إسماعيل
1677 – 5 March 1729
(aged 52)
July 17285 March 1729Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Abdallah bin Ismail
(1st reign)
  • عبد الله بن إسماعيل
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
5 March 172928 September 1734
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Ali bin Ismail
  • علي بن إسماعيل
Died April 173728 September 173414 February 1736
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Abdallah bin Ismail
(2nd reign)
  • عبد الله بن إسماعيل
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
14 February 17368 August 1736
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Muhammad bin Ismail
(Muhammad II)
  • محمد بن إسماعيل
1694 – 17398 August 173618 June 1738
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi 
Al-Mostadi bin Ismail
(1st reign)
  • المستضيء بن إسماعيل
Died 175918 June 1738February 1740
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi 
Abdallah bin Ismail
(3rd reign)
  • عبد الله بن إسماعيل
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
February 174013 June 1741
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Zin al-Abidin bin Ismail
  • زين العابدين بن إسماعيل
1692 – 1762
(aged 70)
13 June 174124 November 1741
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi 
Abdallah bin Ismail
(4th reign)
  • عبد الله بن إسماعيل
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
24 November 17413 February 1742
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Al-Mostadi bin Ismail
(2nd reign)
  • المستضيء بن إسماعيل
Died 17593 February 1742May 1743
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi 
Abdallah bin Ismail
(5th reign)
  • عبد الله بن إسماعيل
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
May 1743July 1747
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Al-Mostadi bin Ismail
(3rd reign)
  • المستضيء بن إسماعيل
Died 1759July 1747October 1748
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi 
Abdallah bin Ismail
(6th reign)
  • عبد الله بن إسماعيل
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
October 174810 November 1757Son of Ismail Ibn Sharif'Alawi
Muhammad bin Abdallah
(Muhammad III)
  • محمد بن عبد الله
1710 – 9 April 1790
(aged 80)
10 November 17579 April 1790Son of Abdallah'Alawi
Yazid bin Muhammad
  • اليزيد بن محمد
1750 – 23 February 1792
(aged 42)
9 April 179023 February 1792Son of Muhmammad bin Abdallah'Alawi 
Sulayman bin Muhammad
  • سليمان بن محمد
1760 – 28 November 1822
(aged 62)
23 February 179228 November 1822Son of Muhammad bin Abdallah'Alawi 
Abd al-Rahman bin Hisham
  • عبد الرحمن بن هشام
1778 – 24 August 1859
(aged 81)
28 November 182224 August 1859Nephew of Sulayman bin Muhammad'Alawi 
Muhammad bin Abd al-Rahman
(Muhammad IV)
  • محمد بن عبد الرحمن
1802 – 16 September 1873
(aged 71)
24 August 185916 September 1873Son of Abd al-Rahman bin Hisham'Alawi 
Hassan bin Mohammed
(Hassan I)
  • الحسن بن محمد
1836 – 9 June 1894
(aged 58)
16 September 18739 June 1894Son of Muhammad bin Abd al-Rahman'Alawi 
Abd al-Aziz bin Hassan
  • عبد العزيز بن الحسن
(1878-02-24)24 February 1878 – 10 June 1943(1943-06-10) (aged 65)7 June 18944 January 1908
(deposed)
Son of Hassan bin Muhammad'Alawi 
Abd al-Hafid bin Hassan
  • عبد الحفيظ بن الحسن
(1876-02-24)24 February 1876 – 4 April 1937(1937-04-04) (aged 61)4 January 190812 August 1912
(abdicated)
Son of Hassan bin Muhammad'Alawi 
Yusef bin Hassan
  • يوسف بن الحسن
1882 – 17 November 1927
(aged 45)
13 August 191217 November 1927Son of Hassan bin Muhammad'Alawi 
Muhammad bin Yusef
(Muhammad V)
(1st reign)
  • محمد بن يوسف
(1909-08-10)10 August 1909 – 26 February 1961(1961-02-26) (aged 51)17 November 192720 August 1953
(deposed)
Son of Yusef bin Hassan'Alawi 
Mohammed bin Arafa
  • محمد بن عرفة
1889 – 17 July 1976
(aged 87)
21 August 19531 October 1955
(abdicated)
Grandson of Muhammad bin Abd al-Rahman'Alawi 
Muhammad bin Yusef
(Muhammad V)
(2nd reign)
  • محمد بن يوسف
(1909-08-10)10 August 1909 – 26 February 1961(1961-02-26) (aged 51)16 November 195514 August 1957
(proclaimed King of Morocco)
Son of Yusef bin Hassan'Alawi 

1957 – present: 'Alawi kings of Morocco

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Muhammad bin Yusef
(Muhammad V)
  • محمد بن يوسف
(1909-08-10)10 August 1909 – 26 February 1961(1961-02-26) (aged 51)14 August 195726 February 1961Son of Yusef bin Hassan'Alawi 
Hassan bin Muhammad
(Hassan II)
  • الحسن بن محمد
(1929-07-09)9 July 1929 – 23 July 1999(1999-07-23) (aged 70)26 February 196123 July 1999Son of Muhammad bin Yusef'Alawi 
Muhammad bin Hassan
(Muhammad VI)
  • محمد بن الحسن
(1963-08-21) 21 August 1963 (age 58)23 July 1999IncumbentSon of Hassan bin Muhammad'Alawi 

Royal StandardEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World: Africa Mohammed VI takes Moroccan throne". BBC News. 24 July 1999. Retrieved 18 February 2010.