Hussein bin Talal Biography

King (1935–1999)
Hussein bin Talal served as king of Jordan from 1953 to 1999. He helped guide his country into the modern era.


Hussein bin Talal was born on November 14, 1935, in Amman, Jordan. The son of King Talal, also known as Talal I bin Abdullah, Hussein ruled as king of Jordan from 1953 to 1999. His era of reign—spanning the Cold War and 40 years of Arab-Israeli conflict—marked the making of modern Jordan. Hussein bin Talal died in 1999. His successor was Abdullah II.

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