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St. John Philby

St. John PhilbyAKA Harry St. John Philby

Born: 3-Apr-1885
Birthplace: St. John's, Badulla, Ceylon
Died: 30-Sep-1960
Location of death: Beirut, Lebanon
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, El Bachoura Cemetery, Beirut, Lebanon

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Sheikh Abdullah, Arabist

Wife: Dora (m. Sep-1910)
Son: Kim Philby (British spy, double agent for Soviet Union)
Mistress: Mariam (A Baluchistani slave girl, presented to him by King Ibn Saud)
Son: Khalid
Son: Faris

    University: Trinity College, Cambridge, England

    UK Minister Minister of Internal Security (British Mandate of Iraq)
    UK Minister Head of the Secret Service (British Mandate of Palestine)
    Saudi Minister Chief Foreign Advisor
    Converted to Islam Aug-1930 (took the name Abdullah)
    Exiled 15-Apr-1955 (to Lebanon by King Saud)

Is the subject of books:
H. St. John Philby, Ibn Saud and Palestine, 1981, BY: Jerald L. Thompson

Author of books:
Heart of Arabia (1922)
Arabia of the Wahhabis (1928)
Arabia (1930)
The empty quarter: Being a description of the great south desert of Arabia known as Rub 'al Khali (1933)
Harun al Rashid (1933)
Sheba's Daughters: Being a record of travel in Southern Arabia (1939)
A Pilgrim in Arabia (1943)
The Background of Islam: Being a sketch of Arabian history in pre-Islamic times (1947)
Arabian Days (1948, autobiography)
Arabian Jubilee (1952)
Sa’udi Arabia (1955)
The Land of Midian (1957)
Forty Years in the Wilderness (1957)
Arabian Oil Ventures (1964)


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