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Biographical Data :

Name :Bashir Shihab II
Period :1767 - 1850
Biographical detail : The Lebanese ruler from 1788 to 1840.

He married into a rich family and was able to pay the tribute to Ahmad Al Jazar the representative of the Ottoman Sultan in Lebanon. After the death of Al Jazzar he was to consolidate his position.

A Druze and Christian rebellion, supported by the British, broke out against him in 1840 and Bashir was forced into exile in Malta the same year.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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