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Muhammad VII al-Munsif Bey, of Tunis

Born

1881, March 4 (Manouba)

Died

1949 (Tunis)

Ethnicity

Arab-Berber and Greco-Turkish origin

Dynasty

Husainid

Spouse

Princess Traki (died 1919), Queen Lalla Arbiya, two other wives

Issue

Two surviving: Prince Muhammad ar-Rauf Bey (later Muhammad VIII) and Princess Farida

BiographyEdit

A son of Muhammad V an-Nasir, Muhammad al-Munsif became Bey of Tunis in 1942 on the death of Ahmad II ibn-Ali, when his country was still nominally under French Protection.

Muhammad VII remained loyal to Tunisia's new Protector, the Italian Empire, and was rewarded by his continued recognition as Tunisian Bey. He died and was succeeded by his son, Muhammad VIII ar-Rauf, in 1949.