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The Al Bu Said Dynasty

sub section-  Overview   Stone Age   4000 BC   3000 BC   2000-1000 BC   Dawn of Islam   Oman's Rulers   Al Bu Said Dynasty   H.M. Sultan Qaboos

Imam Ahmed bin Said bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Busaidi (founder of the Al Busaidi state) was subsequently elected Imam in 1744. He was a popular and well-respected leader. Despite having to reconcile the warring factions after the civil war, Ahmad bin Said developed and built up the Oman navy into a fierce task force, which assisted in the expulsion of the Persians from Basra. He died in 1783 in Rustaq.
Ahmad bin Said's son, Said, was elected Imam but he was omitt an please choice and replaced by his son, Hamad. With Hamad's sudden death in 1792, Sayyid Sultan bin Ahmed assumed power until 1804 when, upon his demise, his son, Sayyid Said bin Sultan acceded to the throne. Sayyid Said nurtured his country's economy and commercial activities. He made Zanzibar Oman's second capital and established diplomatic relations with Europe and the United States. Oman thus prospered and held colonies in East Africa and across the Gulf.
During the First World War, Oman's economy and trade links declined and the country was left in relative isolation until 1970, when His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos bin Said took to the throne


Imam Ahmed bin Said bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Busaidi
(founder of the Al Busaidi state)

2 Imam Said bin Ahmed bin Said 3 Sayyid Sultan bin Ahmed bin Said
4 Sultan Said bin Sultan bin Ahmed 5 Sayyid Thuwaini bin Said bin Sultan
6 Sayyid Salim bin Thuwaini bin Said 7 Imam Azzan bin Qais bin Azzan
8 Sultan Turki bin Said bin Sultan 9 Sultan Faisal bin Turki bin Said
10 Sultan Taimour bin Faisal bin Turki 11 Sultan Said bin Taimour bin Faisal

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said

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