Faisal of Saudi Arabia

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia

Full Name: Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Profession: King

Saudi Arabia

Biography: 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.

Born: April 9, 1906
Birthplace: Riyadh, Emirate of Nejd and Hasa

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Died: March 25, 1975 (aged 68)
Cause of Death: Assassinated by his nephew Faisal bin Musaid

Historical Events

  • 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

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