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King of Jordan

King of Jordan

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History

The Jordanian monarchy was set up in 1921. The sons of Hussein bin Ali, the Sharif of Mecca from 1908 until 1916, were set up as kings of Iraq and Jordan. In Jordan, Abdullah I was made Emir of Transjordan, a post he held from 11 April 1921 until Transjordan was granted independence on 25 May 1946 as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. Abdullah was crowned the country's first king. The country's name was shortened to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 3 April 1949, after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

Succession

Monarchs of Jordan (1921–present)

Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1946)

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Abdullah
  • عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
1 April 192125 May 1946Previously King-designate of Iraq for a short period in 1920Hashemite

Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan/Jordan (1946–present)

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Abdullah I
  • عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
25 May 194620 July 1951
(assassinated)
Proclaimed King of Palestine by the Jericho Conference in 1948Hashemite
Talal
  • طلال بن عبد الله
(1909-02-26)26 February 1909 – 7 July 1972(1972-07-07) (aged 63)20 July 195111 August 1952
(abdicated)
Son of Abdullah IHashemite
Hussein
  • الحسين بن طلال
(1935-11-14)14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999(1999-02-07) (aged 63)11 August 19527 February 1999Son of TalalHashemite
Abdullah II
  • عبد الله الثانى بن الحسين
(1962-01-30) 30 January 1962 (age 56)7 February 1999IncumbentSon of HusseinHashemite

Timeline

Royal Standard

Royal Standard of the King

See also

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