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Hus·sein 1

or Hu·sain or Hu·sayn  (ho͞o-sān′) 626-680.
The grandson of Muhammad and son of Fatima and Ali, revered by Shiites as the third imam.

Hus·sein 2

or Hu·sain or Hu·sayn  (ho͞o-sān′) 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).
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1. (Biography) Also: Husain 1935–99, king of Jordan (1952–99)
2. (Biography) Saddam (sæˈdæm). 1937–2006, 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; executed 2006
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(Hussein bin Tal Abdullah al-Hashem), 1935–99, king of Jordan 1952–99.



Sad•dam (ˈsɑ dəm, səˈdɑm) (at-Takriti), born 1937, president of Iraq since 1979.
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Noun1.Hussein - Iraqi leader who waged war against IranHussein - Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)
2.Hussein - king of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)
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"It is a reassertion of the longstanding bond since the reign of His Majesty the late King Hussein Ibn Talal,"he added.
He was to be succeeded by his eldest son in turn, the sixteen-year old Hussein ibn Talal, who had also been educated at Harrow and now went to Sandhurst for a few months, where he was bawled at by sergeant-majors as 'Mr King of Jordan, sir!'
On 7 February, 1999, Hussein ibn Talal died after 46 years on the throne of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.