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King Faisal

King FaisalAKA Faisal bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud

Born: 1904
Birthplace: Riyadh, Arabia
Died: 25-Mar-1975
Location of death: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Cause of death: Assassination
Remains: Buried, Al-Oud Cemetery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty, Head of State

Nationality: Saudi Arabia
Executive summary: King of Saudi Arabia, 1964-75

Father: King Ibn Saud (founder of Saudi Arabia)
Mother: Tarfah bint Abdullah al-Shaikh Abdul-Wahab
Brother: King Saud (King of Saudi Arabia, 1953-64)
Brother: King Khalid (King of Saudi Arabia, 1975-82)
Brother: King Fahd
Brother: King Abdullah
Brother: Talal ibn Abdul Aziz (leader of the Free Princes)
Wife: Iffat Al-Thuniyyan (m. 1932, d. 2000)
Son: Abdullah (b. 1921, Saudi Minister of Interior, 1953-60)
Son: Muhammad (b. 1937, president of Islamic Bank)
Son: Khalid (b. 1941)
Son: Sa'ud al Faisal (b. 1941, Saudi Foreign Minister, 1975-present)
Son: Andul Rahman (b. 1942)
Son: Sa'ad (b. 1942)
Son: Bandar (b. 1943)
Son: Turki (b. 1945)
Daughter: Haifa (m. Faisal's nephew Prince Bandar bin Sultan)

    King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75)
    Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia (1958-60)
    Saudi Minister Foreign Affairs (1932-75)
    OPEC founding member
    Time Person of the Year 1974
    Declared Holy War Against Israel (23-Aug-1969)
    Shot 25-Mar-1975 (shot point blank by his nephew Faisal bin Musa'id)


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