Abdullah I of Jordan

Monarch

1882 – 1951

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Who was Abdullah I of Jordan?

Abdullah I bin al-Hussein, King of Jordan born in Mecca, Hejaz, Ottoman Empire was the second of three sons of Hussein bin Ali, Sharif and Emir of Mecca and his first wife Abdiyya bint Abdullah. He was educated in Istanbul, Turkey and Hijaz. From 1909 to 1914, Abdullah sat in the Ottoman legislature, as deputy for Mecca, but allied with Britain during World War I. Between 1916 to 1918, working with the British guerrilla leader T. E. Lawrence, he played a key role as architect and planner of the Great Arab Revolt against Ottoman rule, leading guerrilla raids on garrisons. He was the ruler of Transjordan and its successor state, Jordan, from 1921 to 1951—first as Emir under a British Mandate from 1921 to 1946, then as King of an independent nation from 1946 until his assassination.

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Born
Feb 1, 1882
Mecca
Also known as
  • Abdullah I bin al-Hussein
  • ‘Abd Allāh ibn al-Husayn
  • Sayyid Abdullah bin al-Husayn
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Islam
  • Sunni Islam
Nationality
  • Jordan
  • Ottoman Empire
Profession
Died
Jul 20, 1951
Al-Aqsa Mosque

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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