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His Majesty Hussein bin Talal, I Edit Profile

King of Jordan

His Majesty Hussein bin Talal, I, King of Jordan. Decorated Order Al-Nahda, Order Al-Kawkab, Order Al-Istiqlal, numerous others. Subject of several unauthorized biographies.

Background

I, His Majesty Hussein bin Talal, was born on November 14, 1935 in Amman, Jordan. Son of Crown Prince Talal and Zein.

Education

Student, Victoria College, Alexandria, Egypt. Student, Harrow School, England. Student, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England, 1953.

Career

Succeeded his father, August 1952. Acceded the throne, May 1953.

Connections

Married Princess Dina, 1955 (marriage dissolved). 1 child, Alia; married Antoinette Gardiner, 1961 (divorced 1972). Children: Abdullah, Feisal, Zein and Aisha (twins).

Married Alia Baha Eddin Toukan, 1972 (deceased 1977). Children: Haya, Ali; married Lisa Halaby (Queen Noor), June 1978. Children: Hamzah, Hashem, Iman, Raiyah.

father:
Crown Prince Talal Zein

mother:
Zein

spouses:
Princess Dina

Antoinette Gardiner

Alia Baha Eddin Toukan

Lisa Halaby

children:
Alia I

Abdullah I

Feisal I

Zein and Aisha I (twins)

Haya I

Ali I

Hamzah I

Hashem I

Iman I

Raiyah I