Omar Ali Saifuddien III, (born Al-Marhum Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Maulana Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Haji Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien III, GCVO, KCMG; 23 September 1914 – 7 September 1986) was the 28th Paramount Ruler and Sultan of Brunei who ruled from 4 June 1950 until his abdication from the throne on 4 October 1967. He was also the first Brunei Minister of Defence. He was known as The Architect of Modern Brunei, The Royal Poet, The Father of Independence, and The Father of Brunei's Negara Zikir.
Read more about Omar Ali Saifuddien III: Early Life, Career Experiences, Became Pengiran Bendahara, Succession To The Throne, Contributions, Developments in Religious Affairs and Religious Education, Other Contributions, Notable Visits By Foreign Leaders During Reign, Creation of The Constitution, Administration Under The 1959 Constitution, First State Election 1962, Desire To Join Malaysia, Brunei Revolt, Brunei's Stand On The Issue of Joining Malaysia, Abdication, Coronation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Later Life and Road To Independence, Notable Visits By Foreign Leaders To Brunei After Abdication, Brunei's Independence, Death and State Funeral, Relatives, The Churchill Memorial in Brunei, Personal Interest, As A Poet, Sports, Legacies, Speeches, Further Historical Dates, Places Named After Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Appearance in Currency, Military Honours
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