Talal of Jordan

King Talal bin Abdullah (February 26, 1909 - July 7, 1972) was King of Jordan from July 20, 1951 until he was forced to abdicate due to health reasons on August 11, 1952. He took the throne after the assasination of his father Abdullah and was suceeded by his son Hussein.

Talal was born in Mecca in 1909. Talal attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst from where he graduated in 1939. In 1934 he married Zein al Sharaf.

During his short reign he was responsible for the formation of a liberalized constitution.


Preceded by:
King Abdullah I
Kings of Jordan Succeeded by:
King Hussein

 
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