- 1935-99; king of Jordan (1952-99)
- 1937-2006; president of Iraq (1979-2003)
or Hu·sain or Hu·sayn 626-680
The grandson of Muhammad and son of Fatima and Ali, revered by Shiites as the third imam.
or Hu·sain or Hu·sayn Full name King Hussein bin Talal. 1935-1999
King of Jordan (1953-1999) who established a constitutional hereditary monarchy and espoused a moderate, generally pro-Western policy in the Middle East. He lost western Jordan to Israel in the Six-Day War (1967) but was later instrumental in negotiating the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace (1994).
- Alternative spelling of Husayn.