Khalid bin Barghash of Zanzibar facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKhalid bin Barghash
خالد بن برغش (Arabic)
|Sultan of Zanzibar|
|Reign||25–27 August 1896|
|Predecessor||Hamad bin Thuwaini|
|Successor||Hamoud bin Mohammed|
|Died||c. 1927 (aged 52–53)
Mombasa Colony and Protectorate of Kenya
|Father||Barghash bin Said|
Sayyid Khalid bin Barghash Al-Busaid (Arabic: خالد بن برغش البوسعيدcode: ar is deprecated ) (c. 1874 – c. 1927) was the sixth Sultan of Zanzibar.
Sayyid Khalid bin Barghash Al-Busaid was born on 1874 in Zanzibar to Barghash bin Said, the second Sultan.
Khalid briefly ruled Zanzibar (25–27 August 1896), seizing power after the sudden death of his cousin Hamad bin Thuwaini, who many suspect was poisoned by Khalid. Great Britain refused to recognise his claim to the throne, citing a treaty from 1866 which stated that a new Sultan could only accede to the throne with British assent, resulting in the Anglo-Zanzibar War, the briefest war in history. During the "war", Royal Navy vessels shelled Khalid's palace for 38 minutes before a surrender was received. Khalid fled his palace through a back door to take refuge in the German consulate from which he was smuggled to German East Africa, where he received political asylum. He was captured by British forces at Dar es Salaam in 1916 and was exiled to the Seychelles and Saint Helena before being allowed to return to East Africa, where he died in Mombasa in 1927.
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