Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar
Mr. Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said, GCMG (Arabic جمشيد بن عبدالله; born 16 June 1929), is a Zanzibari dynasty who was the last Sultan to rule Zanzibar before he was ousted in 1964 in the Zanzibar revolution.
Jamshid bin Abdullah ruled Zanzibar from the 1st of July 1963 to the 12th of January 1964. On the 10th of October 1963, Zanzibar received its independence from Britain as a monarchy under Jamshid bin Abdullah. This rule lasted for a short time and he was ousted by the Zanzibar revolution.
He first fled to exile in Oman but was not allowed to stay indefinitely. He later moved to England, settling in Portsmouth with his wife and children.
Although his children and siblings all settled in Oman in the 1980’s, the Oman government continued to reject Jamshid bin Abdullah’s request to join them, citing security reasons. The position changed in September 2020 after 50 years in the UK, Jamshid bin Abdullah’s request to stay in Oman was accepted by the government of the new Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tarik, to return to his ancestral land as part of the Al-Said family not part of the Sultanate lineage.
- June 16, 1929 – July 1, 1963: Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said.
- 1st July – 9th 1963: The Holy Sultan Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah, Sultan of Zanzibar.
- 9th July 1963 – 12th 1964: His Excellency Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said, GCMG, Sultan of Zanzibar.
- 12th 1964 – 16th September 2020: His Excellency Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said, GCMG, Titular Sultan of Zanzibar.
- June 16, 2020 – to date: Janaab Sayyid Jamshid bin Abdullah Al Said, GCMG.
- Zanzibar Brilliant Star Order Sovereign (Wisam al-Kawkab al-Durri al-Zanzibari) effective July 1, 1963 (first grade 30 March 1960).
- Founder and authority of the Zanzibar Declaration of Independence (Wissam al-Istiqlal) in five classes on 9 November 1963.
- Honor of the Order of the Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George (GCMG) on the 29th of December 1963.
- Knight Grand Collar Drum of the Royal Order of Rwanda.
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