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ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn Bey I
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ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn Bey I was the second son of al-Ḥusayn Bey b. ʿAlī al-Turkī (r. 1117–48/1705–35), founder of the Ḥusaynid dynasty (r. 1117–1376/1705–1957). His reign marked the beginning of an era of political stability and economic prosperity in the Ottoman province of Tunis.

After the execution of his father in 1153/1740 by Yūnus Bey, son of his cousin and his father’s rival ʿAlī Bāshā (r. 1148–69/1735–56), ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn fled with his brother Muḥammad al-Rashīd (r. 1169–72/1756–9) to Algiers. In 1169/1756 they returned to Tunis and…

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Ben Slimane, Fatma, “ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn Bey I”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_59534>
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