Dina bint Abdul-Hamid

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Dina bint Abdul-Hamid
Dina in the 1950s
Queen consort of Jordan
Tenure19 April 1955 – 24 June 1957
Born(1929-12-15)15 December 1929
Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
Died21 August 2019(2019-08-21) (aged 89)
Amman, Kingdom of Jordan
Hussein of Jordan
(m. 1955; div. 1957)

Salah Ta'amari
(m. 1970)
IssuePrincess Alia
FatherSharif Abdul-Hamid bin Muhammad Abdul-Aziz Al-Aun
MotherFahria Brav

Dina bint Abdul-Hamid (15 December 1929 – 21 August 2019) was the former Queen of Jordan.[1] Her husband, the king, was Hussein of Jordan. They were married from 18 April 1955 to 24 June 1957. The marriage ended because the queen stated she did not love the king and they had political differences.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Dina was a graduate of Cambridge University. She lectured in English literature at Cairo University. Together they had one child, Princess Alia bint Hussein.[3] She was the king's eldest child.[2] She was born in Cairo, Egypt.

Dina died on 21 August 2019 in Amman, Jordan at the age of 89.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Family tree on website of King Hussein of Jordan
  2. 2.0 2.1 Katy Rovetto, Flying High: Soaring Above the Tragedies of Life (Mustang, OK: Tate Pub., 2009), p. 130
  3. "Queen Dina". Cairo Times. 1999. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  4. RHC mourns passing away of Princess Dina bint Abdul-Hamid