Salman of Saudi Arabia

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Salman
King of Saudi Arabia
Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Salman in 2017
King of Saudi Arabia
Reign 23 January 2015 – present
Bay'ah 23 January 2015
Predecessor Abdullah
Heir apparent Mohammad
Full name
Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud
House House of Saud
Father Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia
Mother Hassa Al Sudairi
Born 31 December 1935 (1935-12-31) (age 81)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Religion Sunni Islam

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud [1] born 31 December 1935) is the King of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the head of the House of Saud. He had been Minister of Defence since 2011, and was Governor of Riyadh Province from 1963 to 2011.

Salman became king on 23 January 2015 following the death of his half brother, King Abdullah.[2][3] As a Sudairi Seven, his full brothers include king Fahd, and the crown princes Sultan and Nayef.

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  1. Arabic: سلمان ابن عبد العزيز آل سعود, Salmān bin ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Āl Saʻūd, Najdi Arabic pronunciation: [sælˈmæːn ben ˈʢæbd ælʢæˈziːz ʔæːl sæˈʢuːd]
  2. Martin, Douglas; Hubbard, Ben. "King Abdullah, Who Nudged Saudi Arabia Forward, Dies at 90". New York Times. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  3. "Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies". BBC News Middle East. Retrieved 23 January 2015.