Salman of Saudi Arabia
Birth Name: Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Place of Birth: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date of Birth: December 31, 1935
Salman has been the King of Saudi Arabia, and its Prime Minister, since January 23, 2015. He is the son of Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi. He succeeded his half-brother Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, upon his death.
He has been married three times, including to Sultana bint Turki Al Sudairi. He has at least thirteen children, including Mohammad bin Salman.
Salman’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. Salman’s great-grandmother Sarah was the daughter of Mishari ibn Abdul-Rahman.
Salman’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.
Salman’s maternal grandfather was 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.
Salman’s maternal grandmother was 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, Salman’s parents, were second cousins once removed.