Abdullah II

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Date of Birth January 30, 1962
Place of Birth Amman, Jordan
Age 59 years old
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Abdullah II of Jordan

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein has been King of Jordan since 1999. As a member of the Hashemite dynasty, the royal family of Jordan since 1921, Abdullah claims to be a 41st-generation direct descendant of Muhammad. Abdullah was born in Amman as the first child of King Hussein and his second wife, British-born Princess Muna. As the King's eldest son, Abdullah was heir apparent until Hussein transferred the title to Abdullah's uncle, Prince Hassan, in 1965. Abdullah began his schooling in Amman, continuing his education abroad. He began his military career in 1980 as a training officer in the Jordanian Armed Forces, later assuming command of the country's Special Forces in 1994, and he became a major general in 1998. In 1993 Abdullah married Rania Al-Yassin, and they have four children: Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashem. A few weeks before his death in 1999, Hussein named Abdullah his heir, and Abdullah succeeded his father.

Predecessor: Hussein
Heir apparent: Crown Prince Hussein
Born: January 30, 1962, Amman, Jordan
Issue, Detail: Crown Prince Hussein, Princess Iman, Princess Salma, Prince Hashem
House: Hashemite
Father: Hussein of Jordan
Mother: Muna Al-Hussein
Religion: Sunni Islam
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About Abdullah II

King of Jordan who ascended to the throne in 1999 after the death of his father King Hussein, who ruled his country for nearly fifty years. He has notably liberalized his country's media and has made it illegal to detain journalists.

Before Fame

He reached the rank of Major General in the Jordanian army after attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Achievement

He replaced his brother as Crown Prince prior to his father's death in 1999.

Family Life

He has four children with his wife, Queen Rania of Jordan, whom he married in 1993.

Associations

He is the son of King Hussein.

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  • Hashemites - The Hashemites, also House of Hashim, are the royal family of Jordan, which they have ruled since 1921, and were the royal family of the kingdoms of Hejaz, Syria and Iraq.
  • King Hussein - Hussein bin Talal reigned as King of Jordan from 11 August 1952 until his death in 1999. As a member of the Hashemite dynasty, the royal family of Jordan since 1921, Hussein claimed to be a 40th-generation direct descendant of Muhammad.
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  • Honorary Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  • Collars of the Order of Isabella the Catholic
  • Deerfield Academy alumni
  • Honorary Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  • Grand Crosses Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Honorary Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  • Alumni of Pembroke College, Oxford
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Latest information about Abdullah II updated on February 23, 2021.

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