Salman of Saudi Arabia

ANTALYA/TURKEY-NOVEMBER 15: King Salman of Saudi Arabia officially arrives for the G20 Summit in Regnum Carya Hotel, November 15, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey, NecdetGursoy/

Birth Name: Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Place of Birth: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Date of Birth: December 31, 1935

Ethnicity: Arab

Salman has been King of Saudi Arabia, and its Prime Minister, since January 23, 2015. He was previously Governor of Riyadh Province, from 18 April, 1956 to 22 September, 1960, and again, from 5 February, 1963 to 5 November, 2011, Minister of Defense, from 5 November, 2011 to 23 January, 2015, and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and Deputy Prime Minister, both, from 16 June, 2012 to 23 January, 2015.

He is the son of Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi and Ibn Saud, who was King of Saudi Arabia, from September 23, 1932 to November 9, 1953. Salman succeeded his half-brother Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who was King of Saudi Arabia, and its Prime Minster, from 1 August, 2005 to 23 January, 2015, his death.

He has been married three times, including to Sultana bint Turki Al Sudairi. He has at least thirteen children, including Mohammed bin Salman, who has been Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, since 21 June, 2017, and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, since 27 September, 2022.

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/Sara bint Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed Al Sudairi (the daughter of Ahmed Al Kabir bin Mohammed bin Turki Al Sudairi and Hessa bint Muhanna bin Saleh Al Nuwairan). Ahmed was the son of Mohammed bin Turki bin Suleiman Al Sudairi.

Salman’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.

Salman’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, Salman’s parents were second cousins once removed.

Source: Genealogy of Salman of Saudi Arabia –

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