History of Morocco: End of an Era

History of Morocco: End of an Era Last updated on Thursday 22nd April 2010

On Friday 23 July 1999, King Hassan II of Morocco was pronounced dead of a heart failure at the age of 70. The death of King Hassan II marks an end of an era not only for Morocco, but for the whole Arabic and Islamic world, as he was one of the longest serving monarchs in the modern history of the Arab World, ruling for mare than 38 years.

King Hassan's eldest son, Crown Prince Mohammed was announced as the new king of Morocco, King Mohammed VI, making the 35 year old monarch the 18th king in the Alawite dynasty.

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