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  • Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Qaboos acceded to the throne

    Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos acceded to the throne on 23 July 1970 following a successful coup against his father, with the aim of ending the country's isolation and using its oil revenue for modernization and development. He declared that the country would no longer be known as Muscat and Oman, but would change its name to "the Sultanate of Oman" in order to better reflect its political unity.




  • Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Renaissance Day

    Oman
    Thursday Jul 23, 1970

    The political system which Qaboos established is that of an absolute monarchy. The Sultan's birthday, 18 November, is celebrated as Oman's national holiday. The first day of his reign, 23 July, is celebrated as Renaissance Day.




  • Oman
    Monday Mar 22, 1976

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Marriage

    Oman
    Monday Mar 22, 1976

    On 22 March 1976, Qaboos bin Said married his first cousin, Kamila née Sayyida Nawwal bint Tariq Al Said (born 1951), daughter of Sayyid Tariq bin Taimur Al Said and his second wife, Sayyida Shawana bint Nasir Al Said. The marriage ended in divorce in 1979. She remarried in 2005. The marriage produced no heirs, and Qaboos bin Said wrote secret documents naming the successor to his realm.




  • Beit al-Baraka, Seeb, Oman
    Friday Jan 10, 2020

    Qaboos bin Said al Said

    Death

    Beit al-Baraka, Seeb, Oman
    Friday Jan 10, 2020

    He died on 10 January 2020 at the age of 79. The following day, the government declared three days of national mourning and said the country's flag would be flown at half-staff for a period of 40 days.




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