Abdullah bin Husayn, Emir of Transjordania(1882-1951), Foreign leader
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Son of Hussein Ibn Ali, Sherif of Mecca, King Abdullah together with his brother Faisal led the Arab revolt of 1916. He became the Emir of Transjordan, a territory created by the Sykes-Picot agreement for supporting the British. King Abdullah was assassinated on the steps of Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem by an Arab nationalist after it was thought he was engaging in secret peacemaking treatise with Israel. The bullet meant for his grandson Hussein deflected off of a medal he was wearing and saved his life. Hussein became the next king, as his father Talal, did not have the mental capacity t o fulfil the role.
by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1942