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HASSAN , Spanish-Moroccan family whose most famous member in Spain was jahuda aben haÇen, the ambassador of Aragon to Granada in 1287. A refugee in Morocco, shemayyah hassan countersigned takkanot ("regulations") in Fez (c. 1575). During the 17th century, his family settled in Salé and Tetuán. Shem Tov and david hassan extended their affairs to Gibraltar, where sir joshua *hassan was the first head of government (1964–69). In 1790, the Spanish consul in Tetuán, solomon hassan, was hanged upon the order of the sultan Moulay Yazd. A branch of the family then settled in Mogador, whence raphael hassan (d. after 1825), author of Lehem Oni (1834), left for London. In Tetuán, the financier salvador hassan (d. after 1879) represented Spain and Italy, and his sons represented Portugal in Tangier, where they founded an important banking company.


S. Romanelli, Ketavim Nivḥarim (Massaba-Arav), ed. by H. Schirmann (1968), 135 f.; A. Leared, A Visit to the Court of Morocco (1879), 84–86; I. Laredo, Memórias de un viejo Tangerino (1935), 425f.

[David Corcos]

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Hassan, or The Golden Journey to Samarkand. Play by James Elroy Flecker (1884–1915) for the first prod. of which in Darmstadt 1923 Delius comp. (1920–3) incid. mus. incl. songs, dances, and choral episodes. Prod. London later in 1923. The Intermezzo and Serenade exist in several arrs. and there is a Suite arr. Fenby 1933.

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Hassan (häsän´), d. 1894, sultan of Morocco (1873–94). He brought the weak and disorganized country firmly under his control and held in check attempts by European powers at domination. He placed (1877) the instruction of his army under a French military mission.