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Hassan II

Full Name: Mawlāy al-Ḥasan Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf
Profession: King of Morocco

Nationality: Moroccan

Why Famous: King of Morocco between 1961 and 1999.

Born: July 9, 1922
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: July 23, 1999 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Historical Events

  • 1961-03-03 King Hassan II ascends to throne of Morocco
  • 1963-11-18 King Hassan II opens 1st parliament in Morocco
  • 1971-07-10 Failed assassination attempt on King Hassan II of Morocco, 101 killed
  • 1972-08-16 Morocco King Hassan II's B727 shot during failed coup attempt by General Mohamed Oufkir. Reportedly, King Hassan grabbed the radio and told the rebel pilots "Stop firing! The tyrant is dead!", fooling pilots to break off attack
  • 1986-07-23 Moroccan King Hassan II meets with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres
  • 1986-08-29 Moroccan King Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
  • 1993-08-30 Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, second largest mosque in the world

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