List of kings of Jordan

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King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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Style His Majesty
Heir apparent Crown Prince Hussein
First monarch Abdullah I
Formation 1921
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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 — Hashemite Dynasty. The King is addressed as His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة).

History[edit]

Further information: History of Jordan

The Jordanian monarchy was set up in 1921, with the help of Britain. The sons of Sherif Hussein ibn Ali 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.

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

Succession[edit]

Monarchs of Jordan (1921–present)[edit]

Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1946)[edit]

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)[edit]

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
حسين 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
الملك عبد الله الثانى
(1962-01-30) 30 January 1962 (age 52) 7 February 1999 Incumbent Son of Hussein Hashemite Abdullah II of Jordan

Timeline[edit]

Royal Standard[edit]

See also: Flag of Jordan
Royal Standard of the King

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