Talal of Jordan

1909 - 1972

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Talal bin Abdullah (Arabic: طلال بن عبد الله, Ṭalāl ibn ʻAbd Allāh; 26 February 1909 – 7 July 1972) was King of Jordan from the assassination of his father, King Abdullah I, on 20 July 1951 until his forced abdication on 11 August 1952. As a member of the Hashemite dynasty, the royal family of Jordan since 1921, Talal was a 39th-generation direct descendant of Muhammad.Talal was born in Mecca as the eldest child of Abdullah bin Hussein and his wife Musbah bint Nasser. Abdullah was a son of Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, who led the Great Arab Revolt during World War I against the Ottoman Empire in 1916. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Talal of Jordan has received more than 756,469 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Talal of Jordan is the 1,972nd most popular politician (down from 1,801st in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Talal of Jordan is most famous for being the son of King Hussein of Jordan.

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Among politicians, Talal of Jordan ranks 1,972 out of 15,710Before him are Maymunah bint al-Harith, Louise of Orléans, Khasekhemwy, Donald Rumsfeld, François Ravaillac, and Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. After him are Jürgen Stroop, Ali Abdullah Saleh, François Darlan, Taichang Emperor, Richard II, Duke of Normandy, and King Wen of Zhou.

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Among people born in 1909, Talal of Jordan ranks 21Before him are Benny Goodman, Isaiah Berlin, Mohammed V of Morocco, Ernst Gombrich, Victor Borge, and Mohammed Daoud Khan. After him are Nicholas Winton, Carmen Miranda, John Fante, Fred Perry, Marinus van der Lubbe, and Magda Schneider. Among people deceased in 1972, Talal of Jordan ranks 21Before him are Paul-Henri Spaak, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Erhard Milch, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, and Andrei Tupolev. After him are Asta Nielsen, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Maurice Chevalier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Max Theiler, and Heinrich Lübke.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Talal of Jordan ranks 74 out of 222Before him are Abbas ibn Ali (647), Ibn Ishaq (704), Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf (661), Muhammad al-Jawad (811), Abu Dhar al-Ghifari (600), and Zayd ibn Thabit (615). After him are Sumayyah bint Khabbat (550), Hind bint Utbah (510), Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (594), Mukhtar al-Thaqafi (622), Ali al-Hadi (829), and Ja'far ibn Abi Talib (589).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Talal of Jordan ranks 27Before him are Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674), Amr ibn Hishām (570), Musaylimah (600), Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (576), Ammar ibn Yasir (570), and Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf (661). After him are Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair (680), Al-Wathiq (812), Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (1933), Muhammad bin Saud (1710), Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1928), and Ghazi of Iraq (1912).