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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 4,225,951 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 62 in 2019). Hussein of Jordan is the 728th most popular politician (up from 731st 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 728 out of 15,577Before him are Alexander Lukashenko, Shunzhi Emperor, Zacchaeus, Vladislaus II of Hungary, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, and Frederick William II of Prussia. After him are Stanisław Leszczyński, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Árpád, John III of Sweden, Charles IX of Sweden, and Antiochus IV Epiphanes.

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Among people born in 1935, Hussein of Jordan ranks 10Before him are Luciano Pavarotti, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Woody Allen, José Mujica, Mahmoud Abbas, and Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank. After him are Donald Sutherland, Françoise Sagan, Luis Suárez, Julie Andrews, Arvo Pärt, and Kenzaburō Ōe. Among people deceased in 1999, Hussein of Jordan ranks 4Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Scatman John, and Franjo Tuđman. After him are Hassan II of Morocco, Mario Puzo, Joaquín Rodrigo, Pete Conrad, Gertrude B. Elion, Amália Rodrigues, Yehudi Menuhin, and Raisa Gorbacheva.

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Among people born in Jordan, Hussein of Jordan ranks 2 out of 44Before him are Aaron (-1396). After him are Al-Mansur (714), As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), Menippus (-290), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Nicomachus (60), Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), Simon bar Giora (100), 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), Jair (-1000), Fayez Tarawneh (1949), Nayef Hawatmeh (1938), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Prince Hassan bin Talal (1947), and Abdullah Ensour (1939).