Hussein of Jordan

King of Jordan

Hussein bin Talal (14 November 19357 February 1999) was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death.


  • Jordan itself is a beautiful country. It is wild, with limitless deserts where the Bedouin roam, but the mountains of the north are clothed in green forests, and where the Jordan River flows it is fertile and warm in winter. Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness. Dotted with the ruins of empires once great, it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow. I love every inch of it.
Cited in: Arab Information Center, The Arab World , 1965, p. 30

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