Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
King of Saudi Arabia
Reign 1 August 2005 – 22 January 2015
Bay'ah 2 August 2005
Predecessor Fahd
Successor Salman
Regency 2 January 1996 – 1 August 2005
Spouse Alanoud Al Fayez (1972–2003)
Jawahir bint Ali Hussein
Aida Fustuq (Divorced)
Munira Al Otaishan
Munira bint Abdullah Al Al Shaykh
Tathi bint Mishan al Faisal al Jarba
(7 or more other wives)
Prince Khaled
Prince Mutaib
Prince Mishaal
Prince Abdulaziz
Prince Turki
Prince Badr
Princess Nora
Princess Aliya
Princess Adila
Princess Maryam
Princess Sahab
Princess Sahar
Princess Maha
Princess Hala
Princess Jawahir
Princess Anoud
Prince Saud
Prince Bandar
House House of Saud
Father Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia
Mother Fahda Al Shuraim
Born 1 August 1924(1924-08-01)
Riyadh, Nejd
(now Saudi Arabia)
Died 23 January 2015(2015-01-23) (aged 90)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Religion Sunni Islam
Arabic albayancalligraphy.svg
This article contains Arabic text, written from right to left in a cursive style with some letters joined. Without the correct software, you may see unjoined Arabic letters written left-to-right instead of right-to-left or other symbols instead of Arabic script.

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, (Arabic: عبد الله بن عبد العزيز آل سعود ‘Abd ullāh ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Su‘ūd) (1 August 1924 – 23 January 2015)[1][2][3] was the King of Saudi Arabia from 1 August 2005 until his death in 23 January 2015. He became king upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. He was the tenth son of Ibn Saud.

Abdullah died from complications of pneumonia at the age of 90.[4] His half-brother Salman took his place as king.

References[change | change source]

  1. "King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz". Saudiembassy.net. http://www.saudiembassy.net/about/KingAbdullah.aspx. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  2. "King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" (in English). Saudi Arabia: Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia. 4 August 2010. http://www.mohe.gov.sa/en/studyinside/aboutKSA/Pages/kings-of-Saudi-Arabia.aspx. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  3. "Kingdom Kings" (in English). Saudi Arabia: Ministry of Commerce and Industry - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. http://beta.mci.gov.sa/English/AboutKingdom/Pages/KingdomKings.aspx. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  4. Saudi Arabia's 'reformer' King Abdullah dies