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From7 February 1999
Personal InformationKing Abdullah II of Jordan (1962 - )

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein (Arabic: عبد الله الثاني بن الحسين‎‎) has been the King of Jordan since he ascended the throne on 7 February 1999 upon the death of his father King Hussein. Abdullah is a member of the Hashemite family, which has ruled Jordan since 1921, and claims to be descended from the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Abdullah was born to Hussein and his second wife, the British-born Princess Muna al-Hussein. Shortly after his birth Abdullah was named Crown Prince. King Hussein transferred the title to his own brother, Hassan, in 1965, only to return it to Abdullah in 1999. Abdullah is married to Queen Rania of Jordan, who is of Palestinian origin.