Fahd of Saudi Arabia

Birth Name: Fahd bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman

Date of Birth: c. 16 March, 1921

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

Date of Death: 1 August, 2005

Place of Death: King Faisal Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ethnicity: Arab

Fahd was King of Saudi Arabia, and its Prime Minister, from 13 June, 1982 to 1 August, 2005, his death. He was also Minister of Education, from 1953 to 1962, and Minister of Interior, from 1962 to 1975. He was of the House of Al Saud.

He was the son of Hassa/Hussa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi and Ibn Saud, who was the founder of Saudi Arabia and the House of Saud, and its first monarch; he was King of Saudi Arabia, from 23 September, 1932 to 9 November, 1953. He succeeded his half-brother Khalid of Saudi Arabia, who was King, from 25 March, 1975 to 13 June, 1982, upon his death. Four of his other siblings have also been Kings of Saudi Arabia, Saud of Saudi Arabia, from 9 November, 1953 to 2 November, 1964, his forced abdication; Faisal of Saudi Arabia, from 2 November, 1964 to 25 March, 1975, his assassination; Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, from 1 August, 2005 to 23 January, 2015; and Salman of Saudi Arabia, since 23 January, 2015. Saud, Faisal, Khalid, Abdullah, and Salman have also all been Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. All were his half-siblings, except for Salman, who shared the same mother, Hassa.

Fahd was married at least thirteen times, and had at least ten children.

Fahd’s patrilineal great-great-great-grandfather, Prince Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud Al Saud, was born in Diriyah, Sheikhdom of Diriyah, and is regarded as the founder of the First Saudi State.

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). Abdul was Emir of Nejd, from 1875 to 1876, and again, from 1889 to 1891. Fahd’s great-grandfather Faisal was Emir of Nejd, from 1834 to 1838, and again, from 1843 to 1865. He was the son of Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Saud, who was Emir of Nejd, from 1819 to 1820, and again, from 1824 to 9 May, 1834; and of 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/Sara bint Ahmed bin Muhammad bin Turki bin Suleiman Al Sudairi (the daughter of Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed/Muhammad bin Turki Al Sudairi and Hessa bint Muhanna bin Saleh Al Nuwairan). 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.

Source: Genealogy of Fahd of Saudi Arabia – http://www.geni.com

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