Faisal of Saudi Arabia

Birth Name: Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Date of Birth: April 14, 1906

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

Date of Death: March 25, 1975

Place of Death: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ethnicity: Arab

Faisal was King of Saudi Arabia, and its Prime Minister, from November 2, 1964 until his death on March 25, 1975. He was the son of Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, and Tarfa bint Abdullah bin Abdulateef Al Sheikh. He succeeded his half-brother Saud of Saudi Arabia, upon his death. He was succeeded by his half-brother Khalid of Saudi Arabia upon his death.

He was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 1974.

Faisal was married four times, and had many children.

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

Faisal’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.

Faisal’s maternal grandfather was Wadhah bint Muhammad bin ‘Aqab (the son of Abdullah bin Abdulateef Al Sheikh). Abdullah was the son of Abdulateef Al Sheikh.

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

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