King Faisal

King Faisal

Birth
ar-Riyāḍ, Saudi Arabia
Death 25 Mar 1975 (aged 68)
ar-Riyāḍ, Saudi Arabia
Burial Riyadh, ar-Riyāḍ, Saudi Arabia
Memorial ID 14817822 · View Source
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Saudi Royalty. Faisal served as the King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 until his. He also served as the Governor of Hijaz in 1926, and as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1932. A native of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Abdelaziz Al Saud was born the third son of King Ibn Saud and Queen Tarfa bin Abdullah ibn Abd al-Latif al-Shaykh. A direct descendent of the Arab theologian Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab al Tamimi, he was noted for his vast oil fields, and his relationship with the United States. On a state visit to Washington, D.C. in 1974, he presented Secretary of State Henry Kissinger with a copy of the work, "Protocols of The Elders Of Zion." He was also a noted military leader. In 1974, Faisal was named Time Magazine's Man of the Year. On March 25, 1975, King Faisal was assassinated by his brother's son, Prince Faisal bin Musad. The prince was declared officially insane. He was later found guilty of regicide and was beheaded in the town square in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in June 1975.


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 4 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 14817822
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for King Faisal (14 Apr 1906–25 Mar 1975), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14817822, citing al-Oud Cemetery, Riyadh, ar-Riyāḍ, Saudi Arabia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .