Famous Jordanian Emperors & Kings

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 1 Herod the Great

Herod the Great
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Famous As: King of Judea
Birthdate: 0073 BC
Nationality: Jordanian, Palestinian
Died: 0004 BC

Herod the Great was a client king of Judea. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Herod ordered the execution of all male toddlers in the vicinity of Bethlehem, the incident which came to be known as Massacre of the Innocents. Thus, he is believed to have played a major role in the events leading up to the birth of Jesus.

 2 Abdullah II of Jordan

Abdullah II of Jordan
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Famous As: King of Jordan
Birthdate: January 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jordanian

The King of Jordan since 7 February 1999, Abdullah II of Jordan is a member of the Hashemite dynasty. He is a 41st-generation direct descendant of Muhammad and the son of King Hussein of Jordan and his second wife, Princess Muna. Upon assuming the throne, he liberalized the economy and implemented numerous reforms. He is a popular monarch.

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 3 King Hussein of Jordan

King Hussein of Jordan
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Famous As: King of Jordan
Birthdate: November 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Jordanian
Died: February 7, 1999

King Hussein of Jordan reigned as the king of Jordan from 1952 to 1999. As a royal member of the House of Hashim, Hussein was a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad. At the time of Hussein's accession, Jordan was a young nation with few natural resources. However, by the end of his reign, Jordan had become a stable, modern state.

 4 Hussein of Jordan

Hussein of Jordan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Jordanian
Died: February 7, 1999

 5 Abdullah I of Jordan

Abdullah I of Jordan
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
Died: July 20, 1951

 6 Talal of Jordan

Talal of Jordan
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Jordanian, Saudi Arabian
Died: July 7, 1972