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King Ghazi 1
Arabic: ghāzi bni faysali l-hāshim



King Ghazi 1 of Iraq, 1933-1939.
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King Ghazi 1.

King Ghazi 1 of Iraq, 1933-1939.
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(1912-1939) King of Iraq from 1933-39, 6 years.
Ghazi's short rule experienced divisions in the Iraqi society, especially clashes within the military forces. Ghazi was himself involved in these clashes, insisting that the military remove Iraq's civilian government . Ghazi is considered to have been a popular leader, because because of his national stance over against the British.

Biography
1912: Born in Mecca.
1921: As his father Faisal becomes king of Iraq, Ghazi, his only son, is installed as crown prince.
1933 September 8: Becomes king of Iraq.
1936 October: Has the civilian government of Yassin al-Hashemi overthrown.
1939 April: Dies in a car crash, driving his sports car. He is succeeded by his son, Faisal.




By Tore Kjeilen