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The King of the Hashemite
Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan
is Jordan
Jordan
's head of state and monarch . He serves as the head of the Jordanian monarchy — the Hashemite
Hashemite
dynasty. The king is addressed as His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة).

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Succession

* 3 Monarchs of Jordan
Jordan
(1921–present)

* 3.1 Emirate of Transjordan
Emirate of Transjordan
(1921–1946) * 3.2 Hashemite
Hashemite
Kingdom of Transjordan/ Jordan
Jordan
(1946–present)

* 4 Timeline * 5 Royal Standard * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

HISTORY

Further information: History of Jordan
Jordan

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

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

SUCCESSION

Further information: Line of succession to the Jordanian throne
Line of succession to the Jordanian throne

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
Hashemite

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<