Fahd of Saudi Arabia

Birth Name: Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Date of Birth: March 16, 1921

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

Date of Death: August 1, 2005

Place of Death: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ethnicity: Arab

Fahd was the King of Saudi Arabia, and its Prime Minister, from June 13, 1982 until his death on August 1, 2005. He was the son of Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi. He succeeded his half-brother Khalid of Saudi Arabia, upon his death. He was succeeded by his half-brother Abdullah of Saudi Arabia upon his death.

Fahd was married multiple times, and had many children.

Fahd’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. Fahd’s great-grandmother Sarah was the daughter of Mishari ibn Abdul-Rahman.

Fahd’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.

Fahd’s maternal grandfather was named Ahmed bin Muhammed Al Sudairi (the son of Muhammed bin Ahmed Al Kabir Al Sudairi). Muhammed was the son of Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed bin Turki Al Sudairi.

Fahd’s maternal grandmother was named Sharifa bint Ali bin Mohammed Al Suwaidi (the daughter of Ali bin Mohammed Al Suwaidi). Ali was the son of Mohammed Al Suwaidi.

Through Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed bin Turki Al Sudairi, Fahd’s parents were second cousins, once removed.

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

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