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Saud
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King of Saudi Arabia
Reign 9 November 1953 – 2 November 1964
Bay'ah 9 November 1953
Predecessor Abdulaziz
Successor Faisal
Prime Minister Faisal
Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
Reign 9 October 1953 – 16 August 1954
Successor Faisal
Reign 21 December 1960 – 31 October 1962
Predecessor Faisal
Successor Faisal
King Himself
Born (1902-01-15)15 January 1902
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Died 23 February 1969(1969-02-23) (aged 67)
Athens, Greece
Burial Al-Oud cemetery, Riyadh
Issue
Among others...
  • Prince Fahad
  • Prince Bandar
  • Prince Muhammed
  • Prince Badr
  • Prince Mishaal
  • Prince Abdul Rahman
  • Princess Fahda
  • Prince Mishari
  • Prince Mashhoor
  • Prince Hussam
  • Prince Sultan
  • Princess Basmah
Full name
Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud.
House House of Saud
Father Ibn Saud
Mother Wadhah bint Hussein Al-Orair

Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (15 January 1902 – 23 February 1969) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1953 to 1964. After a period of internal tension in Saudi Arabia, he was forced from the throne and replaced by his brother Faisal.

Major events
1954 The first five years plan announced by King Saud in his speech no. (6499/1/20/5)
1954 The formation of the "Saudi Arabian Naval Transport Company'' in association with Aristotle Onassis.
1954 The inauguration of the first naval ship "King Saud I" in Hamburg
1954 The inauguration of the 1st Islamic Conference in Makkah
1955 The first Saudi expansion of the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah
1955 The 1st Saudi expansion of the Holy Mosque of Makkah
1956 Saudi Arabia stopped exporting oil to Britain and France because of the Suez Crisis.
1956 The rejection of King Saud to join "The Baghdad Pact" initiated by London.
1957 King Saud support to Jordan during their political crisis which threatened to topple King Hussein's throne
1957 King Saud strong diplomatic efforts at the UN denouncing the Israeli's attempts to obliterate the legal right of navigation in the Gulf of Aqaba
1957 King Saud diplomatic efforts to mediate between Syria and Turkey
1957 The USA causes the fall of oil price
1957 Saudi Arabia became a member of the International Monetary Fund.
1957 The establishment of the first university in Saudi Arabia (King Saud University)
1960 A Royal Pronouncement to establish "The General Presidency for the Education of Girls"
1961 Establishing OPEC
1962 Establishing the Muslim League.
1962 Abolishing Slavery by King Saud: A Royal Decree no (3/1/5) was announced with the ten points of reforms to abolish slavery.
1962 Saud established Saudi Television.
1969 King Saud died in Greece on 24 January.

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