Faisal II


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Faisal II

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Feisal II

(both: fī`səl), 1935–58, king of Iraq (1939–58). He ascended to the throne on the death of his father, King Ghazi. After a long regency, Faisal attained his majority in 1953. Regarded as pro-Western in his sympathies, he was killed on July 14, 1958, when a revolution led by Abdul Karim Kassem overthrew the Iraqi monarchy.

Faisal II

 

Born May 2, 1935, in Baghdad; died there July 14, 1958. King of Iraq from 1939; member of the Hashimite dynasty.

Until Faisal reached his majority in 1953, Iraq was ruled by the regent Abdul Ilah. Faisal was strongly influenced by the reactionary pro-British clique of Abdul Ilah and Nurial-Said. Faisal was slain during the Iraqi Revolution of 1958.

Faisal II

, Feisal II
1935--58, last king of Iraq (1939--58)
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Faisal II of Iraq was assassinated on July 14, 1958, and the monarchy in that nation came to an end.
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The military, led by Abdul Karim Qassim, killed King Faisal II and his family.
Moreover, the monarchy in Iraq was even farther from corruption, and I remember that King Faisal II asked the Iraqi parliament to cover the expenses of his official visit to Britain at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, because he did not have enough to pay for the trip in an oil producing country.
His son, Ghazi, succeeded him, and his grandson, Faisal II, was also proclaimed king and reigned until he was overthrown in 1958.
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