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Faisal I of Iraq

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Faisal I
فيصل الأول
King Faisal I of Iraq and Syria
King of Iraq
Reign23 August 1921 – 8 September 1933
PredecessorMilitary occupation
SuccessorGhazi I
Prime Ministers
King of Syria
Reign8 March 1920 – 24 July 1920
PredecessorMilitary occupation
SuccessorMonarchy abolished
Prime Ministers
Born(1885-05-20)20 May 1885
Mecca, Hejaz Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died8 September 1933(1933-09-08) (aged 48)
Bern, Switzerland
Royal Mausoleum, Adhamiyah
SpouseHuzaima bint Nasser
Full name
Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi
FatherHussein bin Ali, King of Hejaz
MotherAbdiyah bint Abdullah
ReligionSunni Islam[1]

Faysal (1885-1933) is the third son of Hussein Bin Ali. He became the king of Syria in October 1918 after the Arab Revolt. In 1921 he became the king of Iraq under supervision of the British. In 1932 he made it happen that Iraq become independent from England.[2]

King Faisal died of a heart attack on 8 September 1933 in Bern, Switzerland. He was 48 years old at the time of his death.

References[change | change source]

  1. IRAQ – Resurgence In The Shiite World – Part 8 – Jordan & The Hashemite Factors, APS Diplomat Redrawing the Islamic Map, 14 February 2005
  2. Tell, Tariq. "Faysal I, King of Iraq | International Encyclopedia of the First World War (WW1)". encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net.