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(Encyclopedia)Hussein. For some names spelled thus, use Husayn or Husein.

Hussein I

(Encyclopedia)Hussein I hoosn´, –n´ [key], 1935–99, king of Jordan; educated in England at Harrow and Sandhurst. He ascended the throne (1953) after his grandfather Abdullah I had been killed (1951) by ...

Tantawi, Hussein

(Encyclopedia)Tantawi, Hussein (Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Soliman), 1935–, Egyptian field marshal. Joining the army in 1956, he became defense minister (1991) and commander-in-chief of the armed forces (1995). He s...

Hussein, Saddam

(Encyclopedia)Hussein, Saddam sädäm´ hoosn´ [key], 1937–2006, Iraqi political leader. A member of the Ba'ath party, he fled Iraq after participating (1959) in an assassination attempt on the country's pri...

Hallaj, Hussein ibn Mansur al-

(Encyclopedia)Hallaj, Hussein ibn Mansur al- hoosn´ bn mänsoor´ [key], 857–922, Arabic-speaking Persian Muslim mystic and poet popularly known among Muslims as the martyr of mystical love. Born a Sunni...


(Encyclopedia)Husayn. For some names spelled thus, use Husein or Hussein.


(Encyclopedia)Hoseyn. For names spelled thus, use Husayn, Husein, or Hussein.

Majid, Ali Hassan al-

(Encyclopedia)Majid, Ali Hassan al- ä´l h´sän äl-mäjd´ [key], 1941–2010, Iraqi general and Ba'athist, cousin of Saddam Hussein. After Hussein took power (1979), Majid played a pivotal role in the Ba'...

Persian Gulf Wars

(Encyclopedia)Persian Gulf Wars, two conflicts involving Iraq and U.S.-led coalitions in the late 20th and early 21st cent. The First Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War, Jan.–Feb., 1991, was an armed co...

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