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Hussein I (Hussein ibn Talal ibn Abdullah I)

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Born: 1935 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Jordanian
Categories: Political Leader, Presidents

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Jordanian ruler

 

king of Jordan 1952-1999

 

formally assumed constitutional powers upon attaining majority 1953

 

joined Egypt and Syria in 1967 war with Israel, resulting in Jordan's loss of West Bank

 

kept Jordan out of 1973 Arab-Israeli War

 

criticized Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel 1978, arguing against conclusion of separate peace and in favor of multilateral Arab-Israeli accords

 

disengaged Jordan from West Bank in favor of Palestinian control 1988

 

broke with most Arab leaders by supporting Saddam Hussein during aftermath of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait 1990-1991

 

with Yitzhak Rabin, signed declaration ending state of war between Jordan and Israel 1994

 

helped persuade Yassir Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu to conclude Wye Memorandum 1998

 

diagnosed with terminal case of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 1998

 

designated eldest son Abdullah II as heir 1999, replacing Hassan

 

grandson of Abdullah ibn Hussein

 

cousin of Faisal II


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