Hussein of Jordan

1935 - 1999

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Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: الحسين بن طلال, romanized: Al-Ḥusayn bin Ṭalāl; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from 11 August 1952 until his death in 1999. As a member of the Hashemite dynasty, the royal family of Jordan since 1921, Hussein was a 40th-generation direct descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Hussein was born in Amman as the eldest child of Talal bin Abdullah and Zein al-Sharaf bint Jamil. Talal was then the heir to his own father, King Abdullah I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hussein of Jordan has received more than 5,504,687 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Hussein of Jordan is the 1,125th most popular politician (down from 721st in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Jordan (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Jordanian Politician.

Hussein of Jordan is most famous for being the king of Jordan from 1952 to 1999. He was also the leader of the Arab League.

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Among politicians, Hussein of Jordan ranks 1,125 out of 19,576Before him are Christian VI of Denmark, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Rani of Jhansi, Simeon I of Bulgaria, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, and Marie Walewska. After him are Yeongjo of Joseon, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Sejo of Joseon, Mary, Queen of Hungary, Henry Clay, and Nabonidus.

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Among people born in 1935, Hussein of Jordan ranks 14Before him are José Mujica, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Kenzaburō Ōe, Donald Sutherland, Françoise Sagan, and Isao Takahata. After him are Michel Aoun, Arvo Pärt, Erich von Däniken, Ágota Kristóf, Julie Andrews, and Omar Sívori. Among people deceased in 1999, Hussein of Jordan ranks 6Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Hassan II of Morocco, Scatman John, Franjo Tuđman, and Pete Conrad. After him are Mario Puzo, Gertrude B. Elion, Joaquín Rodrigo, Amália Rodrigues, Wilt Chamberlain, and Yehudi Menuhin.

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Among people born in Jordan, Hussein of Jordan ranks 4 out of 59Before him are Aaron (-1396), Al-Mansur (714), and As-Saffah (722). After him are Jephthah (-1118), Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Nicomachus (60), Menippus (-290), Philodemus (-110), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), and Balak (null).


Among politicians born in Jordan, Hussein of Jordan ranks 2Before him are As-Saffah (722). After him are Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Nayef Hawatmeh (1938), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdelsalam Majali (1925), Prince Hassan bin Talal (1947), Abdullah Ensour (1939), Haya bint Hussein (1974), and Mudar Badran (1934).