Hussein of Jordan

1935 - 1999

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Hussein bin Talal (Arabic: الحسين بن طلال, Al-Ḥusayn ibn 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 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. Hussein began his schooling in Amman, continuing his education abroad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hussein of Jordan has received more than 3,636,851 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Hussein of Jordan is the 732nd most popular politician (down from 544th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Jordan and the 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 732 out of 15,710Before him are James Monroe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Chlothar I, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Alexandra of Denmark, and John the Fearless. After him are Hugo Chávez, Boudica, Publius Quinctilius Varus, Ngo Dinh Diem, Alexis of Russia, and Henry I of England.

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Among people born in 1935, Hussein of Jordan ranks 12Before him are Salman of Saudi Arabia, José Mujica, Mahmoud Abbas, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Donald Sutherland, and Michel Aoun. After him are Julie Andrews, Arvo Pärt, Isao Takahata, Erich von Däniken, Luis Suárez, and Kenzaburō Ōe. Among people deceased in 1999, Hussein of Jordan ranks 3Before him are Stanley Kubrick and Franjo Tuđman. After him are Mario Puzo, Scatman John, Hassan II of Morocco, Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Conrad, Joaquín Rodrigo, Yehudi Menuhin, Wassily Leontief, and Gertrude B. Elion.

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Among people born in Jordan, Hussein of Jordan ranks 2 out of 37Before him are Aaron (-1396). After him are Al-Mansur (714), As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Menippus (-290), Judas of Galilee (-100), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966).


Among politicians born in Jordan, Hussein of Jordan ranks 1After him are As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Balak (null), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdullah Ensour (1939), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Omar Razzaz (1961), Haya bint Hussein (1974), Hani Mulki (1951), and Adnan Badran (1935).