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King Hussein of Jordan

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Jordan’s ruler from 1953 to 1999 who’s credited with modernizing his nation. He became the next Arab Mind of State to identify Israel in 1994 and years later on he was asked to provide a speech through the funeral of Israeli Primary Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He survived an assassination attempt while going to a mosque in Jerusalem along with his grandfather at age group 15. He was a tuned airplane pilot and would soar helicopters as a spare time activity. His parents had been Talal I bin Abdullah and Princess Zein al-Sharaf Talal. He was in the Summit from the Peacemakers with politicians like Expenses Clinton.

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Full Name Abdullah II of Jordan
Date Of Birth November 14, 1935
Died July 7, 1972, Istanbul, Turkey, February 7, 1999, Amman, Jordan
Place Of Birth Amman, Jordan
Profession World Leader
Education St Edmund's School, Hindhead, Georgetown University, Pembroke College, Oxford, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, School of Foreign Service, Deerfield Academy, University of Oxford, Eaglebrook School, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Harrow School, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Victoria College, Alexandria
Nationality Jordanian, Jordanian, Jordanian
Spouse Queen Rania of Jordan, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Queen Noor of Jordan, Alia Al-Hussein, Princess Muna al-Hussein, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid
Children Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan, Princess Iman bint Abdullah, Prince Hashem bin Abdullah, Princess Salma bint Abdullah, Abdullah II of Jordan, Haya bint Hussein, Ali bin Hussein, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, Prince Hashim bin Hussein, Faisal bin Hussein, Iman bint Hussein, Alia bint Hussein, Raiyah bint Hussein, Aisha bint Hussein, Zein bint Hussein, Abir Muhaisen
Parents Hussein of Jordan, Princess Muna al-Hussein, Talal of Jordan, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal
Siblings Haya bint Hussein, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, Ali bin Hussein, Prince Hashim bin Hussein, Faisal bin Hussein, Aisha bint Hussein, Iman bint Hussein, Alia bint Hussein, Raiyah bint Hussein, Zein bint Hussein, Abir Muhaisen
Awards Royal Victorian Chain
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1 Met Queen Rania on January 1993 at a dinner party given by his sister, Princess Aisha.
2 His wife defends the women's rights and the children's rights. She is always raising money for charity and for organizations like for the Jordan River Foundation founded by her in 1995.
3 Queen Rania has a degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo (1991). The Queen received the honorary rank of colonel in the Joranian Armed Forces on June 9th 2004.
4 He was proclaimed Crown Prince on January 24th 1999.
5 Son of King Hussein and his English second wife, Antoinette Avril Gardner ("Princess Muna al-Hussein"). They got divorced on December 1971.
6 His wife, Queen Rania, was born on August 31th 1970 in Kuwait. Her parents are Palestinian. Her mother is Ilham Yasin, a housewife, and her father is Faysal Yasin, a doctor. She has an older sister named Dina and a younger brother named Majdi.
7 Chidren with Queen Rania: Prince Hussein (b. June 28th 1994), Princess Iman (b. September 27th 1996), Princess Salma (b. September 26th 2000) and Prince Hashem (b. January 30th 2005).
8 He has eleven siblings: Princess Alia (b. 1958), Prince Feisal (b. 1963), Princess Zein (b. 1968), Princess Aisha (b. 1968), Princess Haya (b. 1974), Prince Ali (b. 1975), Abeer Muhaisin (b. 1972 and adopted in 1976), Prince Hamzah (b. 1980), Prince Hashim (b. 1981), Princess Iman (b. 1983) and Princess Raiyah (b. 1988).


Actor

Actor

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Star Trek: Voyager 1996 TV Series Science Divison Officer

Thanks

Thanks

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The Hurt Locker 2008 special thanks - as His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

Self

Self

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60 Minutes 2000-2016 TV Series documentary Himself - King of Jordan (segment "The King") / Himself - King of Jordan (segment "The Islamic State") / Himself - King of Jordan (segment "Queen Rania")
Anderson Cooper 360° 2015 TV Series Himself - King of Jordan
Fox Files 2015 TV Series Himself
CNN NewsCenter 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2002-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Week 2011 TV Series Himself
Majestät! 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
20 heures le journal 2008 TV Series Himself
BBC Four News 2007 TV Series Himself
Petra: A Quest for Hope 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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Das Kind, der Tod und die Wahrheit 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself

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