|Predecessor Abdullah I|
Name Talal Jordan
|Burial Raghadan Palace|
Role Former King of Jordan
|Reign 20 July 1951 – 11 August 1952|
Born 26 February 1909 Mecca, Hejaz Vilayet (1909-02-26)
Issue Hussein of Jordan Prince Muhammad Prince El Hussan Princess Basma
Died July 7, 1972, Istanbul, Turkey
Spouse Zein al-Sharaf Talal (m. 1934)
Parents Abdullah I of Jordan, Musbah bint Nasser
Children Hussein of Jordan, Prince Hassan bin Talal
Siblings Prince Naif bin Al-Abdullah
Similar People Abdullah I of Jordan, Abdullah II of Jordan, Zein al‑Sharaf Talal, Hussein bin Ali - Sharif of, Prince Hassan bin Talal
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Talal bin Abdullah (Arabic: طلال بن عبد الله, Ṭalāl ibn ‘Abd Allāh) 26 February 1909 – 7 July 1972) was King of Jordan from the assassination of his father, King Abdullah I, on 20 July 1951, until he was forced to abdicate by Parliament on 11 August 1952. According to Talal, he was a 39th-generation direct descendant of Muhammad as he belongs to the Hashemite family—who have ruled Jordan since 1921.
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- Marriage and children
Talal ruled for less than thirteen months until he was forced to abdicate due to mental illness (reported as schizophrenia).
King talal of jordan i in rome 1952
Talal was born on 26 February 1909 at Mecca in the Hejaz, then part of the Ottoman Empire, to Abdullah and his first wife Musbah.
He was educated privately before attending the British Army's Royal Military College, Sandhurst, from which he graduated in 1929 when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Cavalry Regiment of the Arab Legion. His regiment was attached to a British regiment in Jerusalem and also to the Royal Artillery in Baghdad.
Talal ascended the Jordanian throne after the assassination of his father, Abdullah I, in Jerusalem. His son, Hussein, who was accompanying his grandfather at Friday prayers was also a near victim. On 20 July 1951, Prince Hussein travelled to Jerusalem to perform Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque with his grandfather, King Abdullah I. An assassin fearing that the king might normalise relations with the State of Israel, killed Abdullah, but the 15-year-old Hussein survived.
During his short reign he was responsible for the formation of a liberalised constitution for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which made the government collectively, and the ministers individually, responsible before the Jordanian Parliament. The constitution was ratified on 1 January 1952. King Talal is also judged as having done much to smooth the previously strained relations between Jordan and the neighbouring Arab states of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Talal died in Istanbul on 7 July 1972 and was buried in the Royal Mausoleum at the Raghadan Palace in Amman.
Marriage and children
In 1934, Talal married his first cousin Zein al-Sharaf Talal who bore him four sons and two daughters: