Sunday, November 4, 2007

King Faisel II In The United States

Below are various pictures of King Faisal II during his visit to the United States in 1952. King Faisal (b. 5 May 1935) is the last king of Iraq, from 4 April 1939 to 14 July 1958.

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The Picture are courtesy Iraqism.com





















































12 comments:

Gale said...

Would it be possible to explain to me about this man...I know very little...A.

MixMax said...
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MixMax said...

Faisal II was the only son to the second king of Iraq, Ghazy, who was killed in a car accident. King Faisal was an infant when this happened, so the uncle assumed power as regent till the young king reached the 14'th of his age and baceme the last king of Iraq before army officers, led by Abdel kareem Qasim stormed Baghdad and overthrew the monarchy.

More info here on Wikipedia (the "killing" section has more to talk about than bluntly put as indicated there)

Abbey said...

I read the wikipedia article, it was so sad, to loose his father so young and to die so young himself and tragically

yeranui said...

No only King Faisal II lost his father at a young age, he also lost his mother when he was 15 years old.
A little know fact is that he suffered from asthma.

Anonymous said...

Loved all pics, especially, the photo with Mr. Watson Sr. of IBM.

Anonymous said...

Loved all pics, especially, the photo with Mr. Watson Sr. of IBM.

MixMax said...

welcome anon to my blog, I am glad that you liked the photos and hopefully see you again here :)

MOHAMMED TAHSIN said...

Abdullah Bakr my grandfather was the last Minister of the Royal House of Iraq is featured in a lot of these pictures. He passed away about five years ago. He described King Faisal II as a very decent man, much nobler than the Iraqi leader that came after him. Iraq got caught up in a larger regional conflict and is paying the price until today.

MOHAMMED TAHSIN said...

Abdullah Bakr my grandfather was the last Minister of the Royal House of Iraq is featured in a lot of these pictures. He passed away about five years ago. He described King Faisal II as a very decent man, much nobler than the Iraqi leader that came after him. Iraq got caught up in a larger regional conflict and is paying the price until today.

yeranui said...

The photo in which King Faisal II is touching a giant sequoia. Is in a place called Muir Woods which is north of San Fransico
Personally I know this place.

Nigel Flamers said...

The Kingdom of Iraq, under HRH King Faisal II reign, and British rule as a mandated territory was a more civilized and tranquil country than it has been since that heinous and most horrible day; the July 14 1958 when King Faisal II was brutally murdered by - what I would call - barbarians, animals and savages.
King Faisal II was an amiable, intelligent and eloquently spoken young monarch in both English and Arabic. What a tremendous loss Iraq had to endure since that dark day of July 14 1953.