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Abdullah IFull name Abdullah ibn-Husein. 1882-1951.
Transjordanian emir (1921-1946) and first king of independent Jordan (1946-1951). He annexed the West Bank of the Jordan River in 1950 and was assassinated a year later by a Palestinian nationalist.
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