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Libya: King Idris, (b. Sayyid Muhammad Idris bin Muhammad al-Mahdi as-Senussi 12 March 1889 – 25 May 1983), the first and only king of Libya, reigning from 1951 to 1969, and the Chief of the Senussi Muslim order.
Idris as-Senussi proclaimed an independent Emirate of Cyrenaica in 1949. He was also invited to become Emir of Tripolitania, another of the three traditional regions...
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