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Hussein of Jordan

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Hussein of Jordan Hussein ibn Talal (1935-1999) was the King of Jordan from 1952 until his death.

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Great-grandson of Hussein ibn Ali, he became king after the mental incapacity of his father Talal. By 1967 he had lost all his kingdom west of the Jordan river in the Arab-Israeli Wars, and in 1970 suppressed the Palestine Liberation Organization acting as a guerrilla force against his rule on the remaining East Bank territories.

In recent years, he has become a moderating force in Middle Eastern politics.

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Hussein of Jordan was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death.

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Category: Presidents  - ( Presidents Archive)

Date Added: 02 May '12

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