List of kings of Jordan

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King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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Incumbent
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Abdullah II
Details
Style His Majesty
Heir apparent Crown Prince Hussein
First monarch Abdullah I
Formation 25 May 1946
Residence Raghadan Palace, Al-Maquar, Amman
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The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is Jordan's head of state and monarch. He serves as the head of the Jordanian monarchy — the Hashemite dynasty. The king is addressed as His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة).

History

The Jordanian monarchy was set up in 1921. The sons of Hussein bin Ali, the Sharif of Mecca from 1908 until 1916, were set up as kings of Iraq and Jordan. In Jordan, Abdullah I was made Emir of Transjordan, a post he held from 11 April 1921 until Transjordan was granted independence on 25 May 1946 as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. Abdullah was crowned the country's first king. The country's name was shortened to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 3 April 1949, after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

The Hashemite dynasty originates in the Hejaz, which is now part of Saudi Arabia.

Succession

Monarchs of Jordan (1921–present)

Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1946)

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Abdullah
  • عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
1 April 1921 25 May 1946 Previously King-designate of Iraq for a short period in 1920 Hashemite Abdullah I of Jordan

Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan/Jordan (1946–present)

Name Lifespan Reign start Reign end Notes Family Image
Abdullah I
  • عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
25 May 1946 20 July 1951
(assassinated)
Proclaimed King of Palestine by the Jericho Conference in 1948 Hashemite Abdullah I of Jordan
Talal
  • طلال بن عبد الله
(1909-02-26)26 February 1909 – 7 July 1972(1972-07-07) (aged 63) 20 July 1951 11 August 1952
(abdicated)
Son of Abdullah I Hashemite Talal of Jordan
Hussein
  • الحسين بن طلال
(1935-11-14)14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999(1999-02-07) (aged 63) 11 August 1952 7 February 1999 Son of Talal Hashemite Hussein of Jordan
Abdullah II
  • عبد الله الثانى بن الحسين
(1962-01-30) 30 January 1962 (age 55) 7 February 1999 Incumbent Son of Hussein Hashemite Abdullah II of Jordan

Timeline

Abdullah II of Jordan Hussein of Jordan Talal of Jordan Abdullah I of Jordan

Royal Standard

Royal Standard of the King

See also

References

External links

  • The Hashemite Family Tree
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