Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Birth Name: Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Date of Birth: August 1, 1924

Place of Birth: Riyadh, Nejd (now Saudi Arabia)

Date of Death: January 23, 2015

Place of Death: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ethnicity: Arab

Abdullah was the King of Saudi Arabia, and its Prime Minister, from August 1, 2005 until his death on January 23, 2015. He was the son of Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, and Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim. He succeeded his half-brother Fahd of Saudi Arabia, upon his death. He was succeeded by his half-brother Salman of Saudi Arabia upon his death.

Abdullah was married approximately thirty times, and had at least thirty five children.

Abdullah’s paternal grandfather was Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud (the son of Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud and Sarah bint Mishari bin Abdulrahman bin Hassan Al Saud). Faisal was the son of Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad and Hia bint Hamad bin Ali Al Faqih Angari Tamimi. Abdullah’s great-grandmother Sarah was the daughter of Mishari ibn Abdul-Rahman.

Abdullah’s paternal grandmother was Sarah bint Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed Al Sudairi (the daughter of Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed bin Turki Al Sudairi). Ahmed was the son of Mohammed bin Turki bin Suleiman Al Sudairi.

Abdullah’s maternal grandfather was named Asi Al-Shuraim.

Sources: Genealogies of Abdullah of Saudi Arabia – http://www.geni.com

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