Ibn Saud

Birth Name: Abdulaziz ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al Saud

Date of Birth: January 15, 1875

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

Date of Death: November 9, 1953

Place of Death: Ta’if, Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia

Ethnicity: Arab

Abdulaziz was the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia and the House of Saud. He was the King of Saudi Arabia, from its establishment, on September 23, 1932 to November 9, 1953, his death. He was also Emir of Nejd and Hasa, from 13 January, 1902 to 3 November, 1921, Sultan of Nejd, from 3 November, 1921 to 29 January, 1927, and King of Nejd and Hejaz, from 8 January, 1926 to 23 September, 1932.

He was the son of Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud and Sarah bint Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed Al Sudairi. He was succeeded by his son Saud of Saudi Arabia, upon his death. Among his other children, said to number almost one hundred, are Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and Salman of Saudi Arabia. Among his grandchildren is Mohammed bin Salman.

Abdulaziz’s paternal grandfather was Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud (the son of Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad and Hia bint Hamad bin Ali Al Faqih Angari Tamimi). Abdulaziz’s great-grandfather Turki bin Abdullah was the son of Prince Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud Al Saud.

Abdulaziz’s paternal grandmother was Sarah bint Mishari bin Abdulrahman bin Hassan Al Saud (the daughter of Mishari ibn Abdul-Rahman).

Abdulaziz’s maternal grandfather was Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed bin Turki Al Sudairi (the son of Mohammed bin Turki bin Suleiman Al Sudairi).

Sources: Genealogies of Ibn Saud – http://www.geni.com

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