List of rulers of Morocco

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King of Morocco
Royal standard of Morocco.svg
Incumbent
King Mohammed VI.jpg
Mohammed VI
since 23 July 1999
Details
Style His Majesty
Heir apparent Prince Moulay Hassan
First monarch
Formation
  • 789 (Idrisid dynasty)
  • 1666 (Alaouite dynasty)
Residence Dar al-Makhzen, Rabat
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This is the list of rulers of Morocco, since the establishment of the first Moroccan 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.

Idrisid dynasty[edit]

The first period of Fatimid overlordship lasted from 922 to 925.

The second period of Fatimid overlordship lasted from 927 to 937.

In 974, the Sultan Al-Hasan ben Kannun was defeated by Cordobese Umayyads. A period of Umayyad overlordship followed then.

Almoravid dynasty[edit]

Almohad uprising started in 1145

Almohad dynasty[edit]

Marinid overlordship, from 1248 until the fall of the Almohads in 1269

  • Umar (1248–1266) - based in Marrakech, with local power only
  • Idris II (1266–1269) - in Marrakech, with local power only

Marinid dynasty[edit]

Idrisid interlude[edit]

Wattasid dynasty[edit]

Saadi dynasty[edit]

1603–1627: Succession war

1627–1659: Reunified rule

Dila'i interlude[edit]

Alaouite dynasty[edit]

1666–1957: Alaouite sultans of Morocco

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Al-Rashid1631 – 9 April 1672
(aged 41)
16669 April 1672Son of Moulay SharifAlaouiteAl-Rashid of Morocco
Ismail Ibn Sharif1634/1645 – 22 March 1727
(aged 93–82)
167222 March 1727Son of Moulay SharifAlaouiteIsmail Ibn Sharif of Morocco
Abu'l Abbas Ahmad
(1st reign)
1677 – 5 March 1729
(aged 52)
22 March 1727March 1728
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbu'l Abbas Ahmad of Morocco
Abdalmalik1696 – 2 March 1729
(aged 33)
March 1728July 1728
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbdalmalik of Morocco
Abu'l Abbas Ahmad
(2nd reign)
1677 – 5 March 1729
(aged 52)
July 17285 March 1729Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbu'l Abbas Ahmad of Morocco
Abdallah
(1st reign)
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
5 March 172928 September 1734
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbdallah of Morocco
AliDied April 173728 September 173414 February 1736
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAli of Morocco
Abdallah
(2nd reign)
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
14 February 17368 August 1736
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbdallah of Morocco
Mohammed IIBorn 16948 August 173618 June 1738
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteMuhammad II ben Arbia of Morocco
Al-Mostadi
(1st reign)
Died 175918 June 1738February 1740
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAl-Mostadi of Morocco
Abdallah
(3rd reign)
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
February 174013 June 1741
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbdallah of Morocco
Zin al-Abidin1692 – 1762
(aged 70)
13 June 174124 November 1741
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteZin al-Abidin of Morocco
Abdallah
(4th reign)
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
24 November 17413 February 1742
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbdallah of Morocco
Al-Mostadi
(2nd reign)
Died 17593 February 1742May 1743
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAl-Mostadi of Morocco
Abdallah
(5th reign)
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
May 1743July 1747
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbdallah of Morocco
Al-Mostadi
(3rd reign)
Died 1759July 1747October 1748
(deposed)
Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAl-Mostadi of Morocco
Abdallah
(6th reign)
1678 – 10 November 1757
(aged 79)
October 174810 November 1757Son of Ismail Ibn SharifAlaouiteAbdallah of Morocco
Mohammed III1710 – 9 April 1790
(aged 80)
10 November 17579 April 1790Son of AbdallahAlaouiteMohammed ben Abdallah of Morocco
Yazid1750 – 23 February 1792
(aged 42)
9 April 179023 February 1792Son of Mohammed IIIAlaouiteYazid of Morocco
Slimane1760 – 28 November 1822
(aged 62)
23 February 179228 November 1822Son of Mohammed IIIAlaouiteSlimane of Morocco
Abd al-Rahman1778 – 24 August 1859
(aged 81)
28 November 182224 August 1859Nephew of SlimaneAlaouiteAbd al-Rahman of Morocco
Mohammed IV1802 – 16 September 1873
(aged 71)
24 August 185916 September 1873Son of Abd al-RahmanAlaouiteMuhammad IV of Morocco
Hassan I1836 – 7 June 1894
(aged 58)
16 September 18737 June 1894Son of Mohammed IVAlaouiteHassan I of Morocco
Abdelaziz(1878-02-24)24 February 1878 – 10 June 1943(1943-06-10) (aged 65)7 June 18944 January 1908
(deposed)
Son of Hassan IAlaouiteAbdelaziz of Morocco
Abdelhafid(1876-02-24)24 February 1876 – 4 April 1937(1937-04-04) (aged 61)4 January 190812 August 1912
(abdicated)
Son of Hassan IAlaouiteAbdelhafid of Morocco
Yusef1882 – 17 November 1927
(aged 45)
13 August 191217 November 1927Son of Hassan IAlaouiteYusef of Morocco
Mohammed V
(1st reign)
(1909-08-10)10 August 1909 – 26 February 1961(1961-02-26) (aged 51)17 November 192720 August 1953
(deposed)
Son of YusefAlaouiteMohammed V of Morocco
Mohammed Ben Aarafa1889 – 17 July 1976
(aged 87)
20 August 195330 October 1955
(abdicated)
Distant relative of Mohammed VAlaouiteMohammed Ben Aarafa of Morocco
Mohammed V
(2nd reign)
(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 YusefAlaouiteMohammed V of Morocco

1957–Present: Alaouite kings of Morocco

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Mohammed V
  • محمد الخامس
(1909-08-10)10 August 1909 – 26 February 1961(1961-02-26) (aged 51)14 August 195726 February 1961Son of YusefAlaouiteMohammed V of Morocco
Hassan II
  • الحسن الثاني
(1929-07-09)9 July 1929 – 23 July 1999(1999-07-23) (aged 70)26 February 196123 July 1999Son of Mohammed VAlaouiteHassan II of Morocco
Mohammed VI
  • محمد السادس
(1963-08-21) 21 August 1963 (age 54)23 July 1999IncumbentSon of Hassan IIAlaouiteMohammed VI of Morocco

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