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Faisal II, King of Iraq

(1935-1958), King of Iraq, reigned 1939-58

Sitter in 24 portraits
The last King of Iraq and the only son of Iraq's second king, Ghazi, and his wife Queen Aliya (daughter of 'Ali bin Hussein, King of the Hijaz and Grand Sharif of Mecca). Faisal's father died in a car crash when Faisal was three years old; his uncle 'Abd al-Ilah served as regent until Faisal came of age in 1953. Educated at the royal palace, he lived with his mother at Grove Lodge, Berkshire during World War II. He attended Harrow School with his cousin Hussein, who he would later build an alliance with when he became King Hussein of Jordan. King Faisal was executed during the 14th July Revolution, marking the end of the Hashemite monarchy and the beginning of Iraq's formation as a republic.

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Faisal II, King of Iraq, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x37803

Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37803

Faisal II, King of Iraq, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x37804

Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37804

Faisal II, King of Iraq, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x37805

Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37805

Faisal II, King of Iraq, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x37806

Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37806

Faisal II, King of Iraq, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x37807

Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37807

Faisal II, King of Iraq, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x37811

Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37811

Faisal II, King of Iraq, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x37814

Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37814

Faisal II, King of Iraq, by Navana Vandyk - NPG x97196

Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, March 1949
NPG x97196

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37808

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37809

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37810

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37812

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37813

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1949
NPG x37815

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, March 1949
NPG x97192

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, March 1949
NPG x97193

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, March 1949
NPG x97194

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, March 1949
NPG x97195

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, March 1949
NPG x97197

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Faisal II, King of Iraq

by Navana Vandyk
half-plate glass negative, March 1949
NPG x97198

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