Hussein of Jordan

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Hussein of Jordan in 1997.jpg
Hussein in 1997
King of Jordan
Reign11 August 1952 – 7 February 1999
Regency ended2 May 1953
SuccessorAbdullah II
Prime Ministers
Born(1935-11-14)14 November 1935
Amman, Transjordan
Died7 February 1999(1999-02-07) (aged 63)
Amman, Jordan
Burial8 February 1999
Dina bint Abdul-Hamid
(m. 1955; div. 1957)

Antoinette Gardiner
(m. 1961; div. 1972)

Alia Touqan
(m. 1972; died 1977)

Lisa Halaby
(m. 1978)
Details and adopted children
Princess Alia
Abdullah II
Prince Faisal
Princess Aisha
Princess Zein
Princess Haya
Prince Ali
Prince Hamzah
Prince Hashim
Princess Iman
Princess Raiyah
Full name
Hussein bin Talal bin Abdullah bin Hussein
FatherTalal of Jordan
MotherZein Al-Sharaf
ReligionSunni Islam
SignatureHussein's signature

Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: الحسين بن طلال, Al-Ḥusayn ibn Ṭalāl; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was the King of Jordan from 11 August 1952 until his death on 7 February 1999. He died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, aged 63.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "King Hussein dies". BBC. 7 February 1999. Retrieved 5 September 2017.