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DiedFebruary 7, 1999, Amman, Jordan
SpouseQueen Noor of Jordan, Alia Al-Hussein, Princess Muna al-Hussein, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid
FactWas an amateur radio operator and held license JY1.

Hussein of Jordan was born on November 14, 1935, in Amman, Jordan. His parents were Talal bin Abdullah and Zein al-Sharaf. Hussein has four siblings: Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan; Princess Alia; Princess Haya; and Prince Faisal. Hussein was educated at the Victoria College in Alexandria, Egypt; the Millfield School in Somerset, England; and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Berkshire, England.

Hussein began his career in the Jordanian Army in 1954. He became a Captain in the Arab Legion in 1960. In 1961, Hussein became the Commander of the Jordanian Special Forces. In 1962, he became the Commander-in-Chief of the Jordanian Army. In 1965, Hussein became the Crown Prince of Jordan. In 1967, he became the King of Jordan.

Hussein’s reign was marked by political and economic stability. He worked to maintain good relations with Western powers, while also improving relations with Arab states. Hussein also made significant strides in improving the status of women and minorities in Jordan.

Hussein had four wives: Toni Avril Gardner (m. 1961-1972); Alia Baha el-Din Touqan (m. 1972-1977); Lisa Najeeb Halaby (m. 1978-2004); and Queen Noor Al-Hussein (m. 2004-present). He had twelve children: Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan; Princess Alia; Princess Haya; Prince Faisal; Princess Aisha; Princess Zein; Prince Ali; Prince Hamzah; Prince Hashem; Princess Iman; Princess Raiyah; and Princess Haya.

Hussein was diagnosed with cancer in 1992. He underwent treatment in the United States and England. Hussein died on February 7, 1999, at the age of 63.

General Info

Full NameHussein of Jordan
DiedFebruary 7, 1999, Amman, Jordan
EducationHarrow School, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Victoria College, Alexandria


SpouseQueen Noor of Jordan, Alia Al-Hussein, Princess Muna al-Hussein, Dina bint Abdul-Hamid
ChildrenAbdullah II of Jordan, Haya bint Hussein, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, Ali 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
ParentsTalal of Jordan, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal
SiblingsPrince Hassan bin Talal, Princess Basma bint Talal, Prince Muhammad bin Talal


AwardsRoyal Victorian Chain

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1His son, Prince Faisal is married to Princess Aliya Taaba since 1987 and they have four children: Princess Ayah (b.February 11th 1990), Prince Omar (b.Ocotber 1993) and twins Princess Sara and Princess Aisha (b.March 27th 1997).
2His daughter, Princess Zein is married to Madji Saleh and together they have a boy named Jaafar and a girl named Juamana.
3His son, Prince Hamzah, is married to Princess Noor bit Asem bin Nayef since August 2003 and they have a daughter named Hayah bint Hamzah (b.April 18th 2007).
4His son, Prince Hashim, is married to Princess Fahdah Neyan since April 2006 and they have a daughter named Princess Haalah (b. April 6th 2007).
5Had two brothers named Prince Mohammed and Prince Hassan and one sister named Princess Basma.
6Son of King Tala (1909-1972).
7Grandchildren (children of Abdullah II King Of Jordan): 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).
8Was an amateur radio operator and held license JY1.
9Has 12 children and one adoptive daughter. Daughters: Alia (b. 1957), Zein (b. 1968), Aisha (b. 1968), Haya (b. 1973), Iman (b. 1983) and Raiyah (b. 1986). Sons: Abdullah II King Of Jordan, Prince Fiesal, Prince Ali (b. 1975), Prince Hamzah (b. 1980), Prince Hashim (b. 1981). Adoptive daughter: Abir (b. 1973).
10Was 16 years older than his last wife, and seven years younger than first wife.
11King of Jordan (1953-1999).



Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989the producers wish to thank: Jordan
Journey of a Lifetime1961TV Series with thanks to - 39 episodes


HARDtalk1997TV SeriesHimself
The Gulf War1996TV MovieHimself
Larry King Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Islamic Fundamentalism & Democracy1993TV Movie documentaryHimself (as King Hussein of Jordan)
Panorama1959-1982TV Series documentaryHimself
Weekend World1974TV SeriesHimself
The Storm1970Himself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Frost Programme1967TV SeriesHimself
Face to Face1960TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Star Trek: Enterprise2004TV SeriesHimself
History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Underground1995Himself (at funeral of Tito) (uncredited)
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Saddam Hussein: Defying the World - A Visual Biography1990Documentary shortHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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