Abdullah Bin Khalifa of Zanzibar – Honours, Children, Ancestry and More

Abdullah Bin Khalifa of Zanzibar – Honours, Children, Ancestry and More

Background

After his father ’s death, Khalifa bin Harub, on 9 October 1960 at the age of eighty-one, Abdullah bin Khalifa (born 12 February 1910 and died on 1 July 1963) became the 10th Sultan of Zanzibar. He was less liked than his father and had a difficult reign as Sultan, since both of his legs had been severed at the time of his death.

President of the USA John F. Kennedy had a gold plaque made for Abdullah bin Khalifa by Galt & Bro, a Washington, D.C.-based jeweler, but it was never collected from the jeweler after the President’s murder in 1963.

From October 9, 1960, until July 1, 1963, Abdullah bin Khalifa was the ruler of Zanzibar. His son Jamshid succeeded him as Sultan after his death.

Honours

Silver Jubilee Medal of King George V, 1935

In 1936, he became a Companion of the Order of St George and St Michael  (CMG).

Order of Zanzibar’s Brilliant Star, 1st Class (1936–1960, then Sovereign till 1963)

Silver Jubilee Medal of Sultan Khalifa II, 1937

Coronation Medal of King George VI, 1937

Coronation Medal of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Order of the British Empire Knight Commander (KBE) awarded in1959

Abdullah bin Khalifa’s Children

  • Sayyid Harub Bin Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyida Sughiya Bint Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyida Shariffa Bint Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sultan Sayyid Jamshid Bin Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyid Mohammed Bin Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.
  • Sayyida Sindiya Bint Abdullah Bin Khalifa Bin Harub.

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