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Abd al-Ilah ibn Ali ibn Hussein

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1958 AD
Nationality: Iraqi
Categories: Politicial Adviser

1913 – He was born and the brother-in-law of King Ghazi, the King of Iraq.

1939 – He was regent of Iraq for King Faisal II on the 4th of April until Faisal came of age.

1941 – He was deposed briefly by former prime minister Rashid Ali al-Kaylani, who led a pro-German

               coup during World War II.
1943 – He also held the title of Crown Prince of Iraq.

1953 – He stepped down, when Faisal came of age, but he continued to be a close adviser of the

             young king, and an advocate of a pro-Western foreign policy. 

1958 – He was killed, along with most of the royal family, on the 14th of July, in a coup d’etat that

             brought an end to the Iraqi monarchy.