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The King of the 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 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 (1921–1946) * 3.2 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 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
Jordan
on 3 April 1949, after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War .

The 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

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 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

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

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

ABDULLAH II

* عبد الله الثانى بن الحسين

(1962-01-30) 30 January 1962 (age 55) 7 February 1999 Incumbent Son of Hussein Hashemite

TIMELINE

ROYAL STANDARD

See also: Flag of Jordan
Jordan
Royal Standard of the King

SEE ALSO

* History of Jordan
Jordan
* List of Sunni Muslim dynasties

REFERENCES

EXTERNAL LINKS

* The Hashemite Family Tree

* v * t * e

Jordan
Jordan
articles

HISTORY

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