Hussein definition

  • others:
    • Hussein 1935-1999. King of Jordan (1953-1999) just who established a constitutional hereditary monarchy and espoused a moderate, generally speaking pro-Western policy in the Middle East. He destroyed control of western Jordan in Arab-Israeli War (1967) but ended up being victorious in ensuing municipal war (1970).
    • Hussein, Saddam 1937-2006. Iraqi armed forces and political leader whom became president of Iraq in 1979. He waged war against Iran (1980-1988), along with his invasion and career of Kuwait (1990) led to the Gulf War (1991). He had been deposed in a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq (2003), convicted of crimes against mankind, and executed.
  • proper-noun:
    • Alternative spelling of Husayn.
  • noun:
    • master of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and searching for serenity with Israel (1935-1999)
    • Iraqi leader just who waged war against Iran; their invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (produced in 1937)

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