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List of kings of Jordan

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List of kings of Jordan

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The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is Jordan's head of state and monarch. He serves as the head of the Jordanian monarchy — Hashemite Dynasty. The King is addressed as His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة).


The Jordanian monarchy was set up in 1921, with the help of Britain. The sons of Sherif Hussein ibn Ali were set up as kings of Iraq and Jordan. In Jordan, Abdullah I was made Emir of Transjordan, a post he held from 11 April 1921 until Transjordan was granted independence on 25 May 1946 as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. Abdullah was crowned the country's first king. The country's name was shortened to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 3 April 1949.

The Hashemite dynasty originates in the Hejaz, which is now part of Saudi Arabia.


Monarchs of Jordan (1921–present)

Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1946)

Reign start
Reign end
عبد الله الأول بن الحسين
February 1882 – 20 July 1951
(aged 69)
1 April 1921 25 May 1946 Previously King-designate of Iraq for a short period in 1920 Hashemite Abdullah I of Jordan

Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan/Jordan (1946–present)


Royal Standard

Royal Standard of the King

See also


External links

  • Hashemite Lineage of the Jordanian Royal Family
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