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Faisal

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Faisal, or Feisal, name of 2 kings of Iraq. Faisal I (1885–1933) took part in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks in 1915 and was king 1921–33. Faisal II (1935–58) reigned 1939–58. His uncle, Abdul Ilah, ruled Iraq as regent till 1953. In 1958 they were both murdered in a revolution.

See also: Iraq.

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