|Biographical detail : ||The 10th ruler of the Tunisian dynasty of Husaynid.
He succeeded his brother in 1837 and tried to modernise his army on European models. In the Crimean War (1853-56) he sent his forces to fight with the allies.
Prior to his rule, Tunisia was a part of the Ottoman Empire. In 1845 he was recognised by the Turks as an independent ruler.
He abolished slavery in 1846.
His cousin Muhammad succeeded him in 1855.