Talal of Jordan

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Talal
Talal of Jordan.jpg
Talal in 1951
King of Jordan
Reign20 July 1951 – 11 August 1952
Coronation20 July 1951
PredecessorAbdullah I
SuccessorHussein
Prime Ministers
Born(1909-02-26)26 February 1909
Mecca, Ottoman Empire
Died7 July 1972(1972-07-07) (aged 63)
Istanbul, Turkey
Burial7 July 1972
Spouse
Zein Al-Sharaf (m. 1934)
IssueHussein
Prince Muhammad
Prince Hassan
Princess Basma
Full name
Talal bin Abdullah bin Hussein bin Ali
HouseHashemite
FatherAbdullah I of Jordan
MotherMusbah bint Nasser
ReligionSunni Islam

Talal bin Abdullah (Arabic: طلال بن عبد الله‎, Ṭalāl ibn ʿAbdullāh; 26 February 1909 – 7 July 1972) was King of Jordan from the assassination of his father, King Abdullah I, on 20 July 1951, until he was forced to abdicate on 11 August 1952.

He ruled for less than thirteen months until he was forced to abdicate by Parliament due to his schizophrenia. Talal spent the rest of his life at a sanatorium in Istanbul and died there on 7 July 1972.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ex‐King Talal of Jordan Dies; Abdicated in '52 in Favor of Son". New York Times. Associated Press. July 9, 1972. p. 51. Retrieved 11 April 2017.