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Qaboos Binsaid Al-said

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Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
Salalah, Oman
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Salalah, Oman

About

Middle Eastern leader who served as Sultan of Oman beginning in 1970. He established an Absolute Monarchy in his native country. 

Before Fame

After attending the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, he served in the British Army.

Trivia

A lover of classical music, he established an acclaimed Middle Eastern orchestra.

Family Life

He became Sultan after staging a 1970 coup against his father, Said bin Taimur.

Associated With

Facing a Communist militia from South Yemen, he was aided by his friend, King Hussein of Jordan.

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