Emirates of Malta

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 Hasan Samsam al-Dawla IV, (1173-), Emir of Malta, (1195-1233).

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Born under his grandfather's reign, son to a Sicilian noblewomen in 1173, though his grandfather dying in 1188 after 56 years as Emir, his father succeeded but reign till 1195. A short reign as Malta was prospering and Malta was casted as a fiefdom for the Sicilians to make further domination. The rule in Malta was populated by the Muslins and the Emir had a greater say in the affairs of state. As long as taxes were paid to the true authorities. During the rule of his father, he married a Sicilian noblewomen and produced a small family. Not much else is known, though by 1195 Hasan Samsam al-Dawla succeeded as Emir.

His first call to duty was to pay tribute to Queen Constance I, Henry I then in 1198 to Emperor Friederick I. His reign was largely unknown though reign for 38 years without any problems or changes to the rule of thumb. Under his reign, he had three Hakims of Malta and two Hakims of Gozo. The Hakims tend to rule for a number of years and were mostly elected from the large pool of family that moved to Malta from Sicily after the Muslin rule ended in the 13th century.


1. Hasan Samsam al-Dawla IV, Emir of Malta, r. 1195-1233.


2. Jafar VII, Emir of Malta, r. 1188-1195.

3. Zuna di Angerio di Corteinpiano.

4. Hasan Samsam al-Dawla III, Emir of Malta, r. 1132-1188.

5. Richilde di San Severino.

6. Guglielmo di Angerio, Signore di Corteinpaino, (d. 1187).

7. N.

8. Jafar VI, Emir of Malta, r. 1115-1132.

9. Lucia Ruggerio.

10. Ruggero di San Severino, Signore di San Severino e Rota.

11. Princess Sica of Salerno, married 1116.

12. Giordano di Angerio, (d. 1143), Signore di Corteinpaino.

13. Princess Dudla bin Jafar Kalbid.

14-15. N.



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