King Hussein of Jordan

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Birthday
14, 1935
Birthplace
Amman, Jordan
Death Date
Feb 7, 1999 (63)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1935
Birthplace
Amman, Jordan
Death Date
Feb 7, 1999 (63)

About

Jordan's ruler from 1953 to 1999 who is credited with modernizing his country. He became the second Arab Head of State to recognize Israel in 1994 and years later he was invited to give a speech during the funeral of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Before Fame

He survived an assassination attempt while attending a mosque in Jerusalem with his grandfather at age 15.

Trivia

He was a trained aircraft pilot and would fly helicopters as a hobby.

Family Life

His parents were Talal I bin Abdullah and Princess Zein al-Sharaf Talal.

Associated With

He was at the Summit of the Peacemakers with politicians like Bill Clinton.