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List of Sulu Sultan accroding to Dr Najeeb Saleeby and Cesar Adib Majul

There is no doubt that Sayyid Abu Bakr (regnal name Sultan Sharif ul-Hashim) established the Sulu sultanate and became its first sultan. As there is also no doubt that political sovereignty of the sultanate ended with Sultan Jamalul Kiram II. What is not clear, as there are claims and counter-claims among dynastic families over centuries, is as to how many sultans were there between the two of them.

Among the dominant dynastic quarrels are those between the Patikul and Maimbung royals. The list below have thirty-two (32) sultans. However, given the dynastic quarrels, there can be more "competing sultans and reigns".

The list below is one provided by Cesar Adib Majul in his paper "An Analysis of the "Genealogy of Sulu"" (Majul Cesar Adib. An Analysis of the "Genealogy of Sulu". In: Archipel, volume 22, 1981. pp. 167-182; doi : 10.3406/arch.1981.1677http://www.persee.fr/doc/arch_0044-8613_1981_num_22_1_1677). This paper was prepared for a "F…

Today February 1, in 1952

Atty. Eduardo Quintero informs Secretary of Foreign Affairs Carlos P. Romulo through a memorandum that according to the report of Judge Guingona, the territorial possessions of the Sultan of Sulu in North Borneo contains an area of 31,000 square miles, with 300,000 inhabitants and that the British Government can realize 9 million dollars annually from forest products alone.
Source: North Borneo Annotated Timeline from 1640 to Present - http://www.quezon.ph/2013/03/01/north-borneo-sabah-an-annotated-timeline-1640s-present/#_ftn143Quintero, Eduardo. Memorandum for Secretary of Foreign Affairs Carlos P. Romulo. February 1, 1952. 1920-1969 DFA Papers Collection. Print

Today in History: Datu Esmail Kiram crowned as Sultan

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Rivalry is obvious in this article. On December 20, 1950, Datu Esmail Kiram was crowned Sulu Sultan.

Today December 11, in 1951

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Carlos P. Romulo hands the Quintero report and memorandum for President Quirino stating the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs regarding the North Borneo case: (1) Increased payment; (2)Claim of sovereignty.[144]

DFA recommendations: Increased payment: “prospects are very encouraging” to revise payments;Claim of sovereignty: “prospects are not so bright” based on British government response and that Philippines had never declared itself a successor-in-interest to the Sultanate of Sulu, therefore, claim must be pursued through heirs of the Sultan. Source: North Borneo Annotated Timeline from 1640 to Present - http://www.quezon.ph/2013/03/01/north-borneo-sabah-an-annotated-timeline-1640s-present/#_ftn143Quintero, Eduardo. Memorandum for Mr. Holigores. November 3, 1952. 1920-1969 DFA Papers Collection. Print

Today, November 27, in 1951

Luis Sabater, Legislative Counsel and Chief of Legislative Reference Service consults DFA Legal Adviser Atty. Eduardo Quintero on the title and rights to North Borneo of the heirs of Sultan of Sulu in connection with the proposed bill for the purchase by the Philippine Government of the lands owned in British North Borneo by the aforementioned heirs of the Sultan of Sulu (authored by Representative Leon Cabarroguis)

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North Borneo Annotated Timeline from 1640 to Present - http://www.quezon.ph/2013/03/01/north-borneo-sabah-an-annotated-timeline-1640s-present/#_ftn143Letter for DFA Legal Adviser Atty. Eduardo Quintero, from Luis Sabater, Legislative Counsel and Chief of Legislative Reference Service dated November 27, 1951. 1920-1969 DFA Papers Collection

Today in History: Sultan Jainal Abirin is dead

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Today 18 October in 1950, Sultan Jainal Abirin's death was also reported by The Singapore Free Press in a dispatch from the Manila Times

Today in History: Demise of Sultan Jainal Abirin

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The Straits Times of Singapore reported in 16 October 1950 on Page 1 the demise of Sulu Sultan Jainal Abirin at his home in Taglibi, Patikul.