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(Hussein Ibn Talal Ibn Abdullah Ibn Hussein). Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Amman. King of Jordan since 1952 (from August 1952 to May 1953, under the trusteeship of a regency council). Member of the Hashemite dynasty.

Hussein received his initial education at an Islamic college in Amman and Victoria College in Alexandria; he also studied at Harrow College and at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, both in Great Britain.

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1. 1935--99, king of Jordan (1952--99)
2. Saddam . born 1937, Iraqi politician: president (1979--2003) and prime minister (1994--2003) of Iraq. He led Iraq into the Iran-Iraq War (1980--88) and the Gulf War (1991) but was deposed and captured in the US-led invasion of 2003
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