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Name :Ghazi I
Period :1912 - 1939
Biographical detail : The only son of Faisal I, Ghazi was born in Hijaz in 1912 after three sisters. He was left to the care of his grandfather while his father was busy in his campaigns and travels. Thus he grew as shy inexperienced young man which had alot of effect on his short reign. He left Hijaz to Jordan with the rest of the Hashimites in 1924 after their defeat by the Saudis.

He came to Baghdad at the same year and was appointed as the crown prince. He was crowned as Ghazi I after the death of his father in December 1933.
Under his reign the first coup d'état in Iraq and the Arab world took place in 1936, when General Bakr Sidqi led a coup to bring back the ousted Prime Minister Hikmat Sulayman.

His reign was only to last for some five and a half years, ended as it was by his mysterious death. The king drove his car into a lamppost and died instantly on the 3rd of April 1939.
 (Compiler : Haidar Hadi)


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