Muhammad VIII Al-Amin

Muhammad VIII Al-Amin

Birth
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Death 30 Sep 1962 (aged 81)
Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Burial Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Memorial ID 13789120 · View Source
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Tunisian Monarch. Known as "Lamine Bey", he served as the Bey of Tunisia from May 15, 1943, to March 20, 1956, and as the King of Tunisia from March 20, 1956, until he was deposed on July 25, 1957, by the Tunisian Constituent Assembly. He became Bey after the Free French Forces deposed his cousin Muhammad on the accusation that he was a collaborator with the pro-Nazi wartime French Vichy government. After he was deposed the former King later moved into semi-exile at a government watched residence in La Manouba, Tunisia, but he was allowed to keep his royal throne rights. In 1962, Muhammad died at the age of 81.

Bio by: Peterborough K


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 30 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13789120
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Muhammad VIII Al-Amin (4 Sep 1881–30 Sep 1962), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13789120, citing Tomb of Muhammad VII al-Amin, Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .