Full Name: Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Why Famous: King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975 until he was shot and killed at point-blank range by his half-brother's son, Faisal bin Musaid.
Created the oil crisis of 1973–1974, by withdrawing Saudi Arabia's oil from world markets in protest at Western support for Israel during the 1973 Arab-Israeli War.
- 1958-03-22 Under pressure King Saud appoints Faisal Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
- 1964-11-02 Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia