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Abdullah II of Jordan

King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein (Arabic: عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين‎, ʿAbdullāh aṯ-ṯānī ibn al-Ḥusayn; born 30 January 1962) is the King of Jordan. He became king on 7 February 1999 after the death of his father King Hussein. King Abdullah, whose mother is Princess Muna al-Hussein, is a member of the Hashemite family.[1][2] His mother Muna al-Hussein is from Suffolk, England.[3]

Abdullah II
The King of Jordan in 2013.jpg
Abdullah at the World Economic Forum, 2013
King of Jordan
Reign7 February 1999 – present
Coronation9 June 1999[1]
PredecessorHussein bin Talal
Heir apparentHussein bin Abdullah
Prime Ministers
Born (1962-01-30) 30 January 1962 (age 57)[1]
Amman, Jordan
SpouseRania Al-Yassin
Issue
Detail
Crown Prince Hussein
Princess Iman
Princess Salma
Prince Hashem
Full name
Abdullah bin Hussein bin Talal bin Abdullah bin Hussein bin Ali
HouseHouse of Hashim
FatherHussein of Jordan
MotherMuna al-Hussein
ReligionSunni Islam

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hoiberg, Dale H., ed. (2010). "Abdullah II". Encyclopedia Britannica. I: A-ak Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.
  2. Kingabdullah.jo (2006), His Majesty King Abdullah II: King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Royal Hashemite Court. Retrieved on 14 December 2007
  3. Stott, Matt. "Suffolk roots of Jordan ruler King Abdullah II – son of Princess Muna – explored as he takes the fight to Islamic State". Ipswich Star. Retrieved 2019-02-09.