Husain Bey, Crown Prince of Tunisia Husain Bey Gouta, Crown Prince of Tunisia
(22 April 1893 – 22 April 1969) was the titular head of the Husainid Dynasty
. He was the third son of Muhammad V al-Nasir
, Bey of Tunis
, by his second wife, Lalla
Husn ul-Ujud, from 1906 until 1922.
On 1 October 1955, Husain Bey
Gouta was invested as the heir apparent
of the Beylik of Tunis
, receiving the title Bey al-Mahalla
, meaning Bey of the Camp
. This is a title used for the most senior member of the Beylical family after the reigning Bey. In addition to becoming Bey al-Mahalla, he also became a Lieutenant General
in the Beylical Army
. Following Tunisia's independence from France on 20 March 1956, Husain Bey
received the new title of Crown Prince following its independence as a Kingdom.
Gouta's chances of ascending the throne came to an end on 25 July 1957, when the prime minister
, Habib Bourguiba
, usurped power and abolished the monarchy. Following the death of King Muhammad VIII al-Amin
on 30 September 1962, Husain Bey
Gouta succeeded as head of the Husainid Dynasty
as Head of the Royal House of Tunisia, and of the Nishan ad-Dam, Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, and the Nishan al-Iftikhar and remained so until his death, when he was succeeded by Prince Mustafa Bey Gouta
. He was Sovereign and Grand Master of the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, Nishan ad-Dam, and Nishan al-Iftikhar.
He died in Sidi Bou Said. Some sources stated he died in October 1964.
Marriage and children
- Prince Ali Bey Gouta (1915–1992).
- Princess Husn al-Ujud Gouta (1917–1997).
- Prince Murad Bey Gouta (1919–2005).
- Prince Muhammad al-Afif Bey Gouta (1926–1985).
- Prince Muhammad Bey Gouta (1934–1934).
Ancestors of Husain Bey, Crown Prince of Tunisia
1. Husain Bey, Crown Prince of Tunisia
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