- Sultan Ismail Ibn Sharif of Alouite dynasty ruled for many years with an enviable military success in Morroco
- Father of 888 children, he had to deal with tough oppositions to his rule within his own family
- The sultan believed in the fact that his authority was God-given
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Sultan Ismail Ibn Sharif is one of the religious monarchs in the world who fathered many children. He was most known for having 888 kids.
Born around 1645 in Sijiimassa, the Moroccan sultan was the second ruler of the Alaouite dynasty, a position he held until 1727.
His reign was marked by a high show of military success which was a result of the strong army he created.
It should, however, be noted that after the sultan seized power, he had difficulties quelling rebellions, one of which was his nephew, Moulay Ahmed ben Mehrez.
Ismail was also known as a man with strong iron-will who gave so much to law and order and believed in the fact that God gave him power and as such, no man can take it from his grip.
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is one of the richest religious monarchs in the world.
According to Insider, he was once worth $40 billion. Some of his lavish lifestyles include reportedly racing Ferraris at midnight through Brunei’s capital, building a 1,788 room palace, and spending as much as $20,000 to get a haircut.
It should be noted that he succeeded his father, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien, who had 10 children from several wives. Bolkiah's father abdicated the throne in 1967 and made him the king while he was at UK’s Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.
A year after, Bolkiah ascended the throne when he got done with the academy. The man was also known as a playboy as he had so many extra-marital affairs.
The big palace covers a wide area of 2.2 million square feet. Its designer was the popular Architect Leandro Locsin. It made World Guinness Records as the largest residential palace.
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