Faisal II of Iraq

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Faisal II
Faisal II of Iraq, 1950s.jpg
Faisal in the 1950s
King of Iraq
Reign4 April 1939 – 14 July 1958
Regency ended2 May 1953
PredecessorGhazi I
SuccessorMonarchy abolished
Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i, President of Iraq
Prime Minister
Regent
(1939–1953)
Prince 'Abd al-Ilah
Born(1935-05-02)2 May 1935
Baghdad, Kingdom of Iraq
Died14 July 1958(1958-07-14) (aged 23)
Baghdad, Arab Federation
Burial
Royal Mausoleum, Adhamiyah
PartnerFadila Ibrahim Sultan (engaged, Faisal II died the day before the wedding)
Full name
Faisal bin Ghazi bin Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali
HouseHashemite
FatherGhazi I
MotherAliya of Hejaz
ReligionSunni Islam[1]

Faisal II (Arabic: الملك فيصل الثاني el-Melik Faysal es-Sânî) (2 May 1935 – 14 July 1958) was the last King of Iraq. He reigned from 4 April 1939 until July 1958, when he was killed during the 14 July Revolution.

The only son of King Ghazi of Iraq and Queen Aliya, Faisal acceded to the throne at the age of three after his father was killed in a car crash.

References[change | change source]

  1. "IRAQ – Resurgence in the Shiite World – Part 8 – Jordan & The Hashemite Factors". APS Diplomat Redrawing the Islamic Map. 2005.