Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia
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Born Aug 1, 1924

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is the King of Saudi Arabia. He ascended to the throne on 1 August 2005 upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. Abdullah, like Fahd, was one of the many sons of Ibn Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia. (Abdullah's mother was Fahda bint Asi Al Shuraim, the eighth of Ibn Saud's 16 wives. ) Abdullah held important political posts throughout most of his adult life.… Read More

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    The Price Of Modesty
    Huffington Post - Nov 05, 2015
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    Guardian (UK) - Feb 03, 2015
  • Obama Is Said To Plan Fence Mending Trip To Saudi Arabia
    NYTimes - Feb 01, 2014
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    NYTimes - Nov 05, 2013

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CHILDHOOD

1924 Birth Abdullah was born on 1 August 1924 in Riyadh. … Read More

THIRTIES

1961 36 Years Old Abdullah, like Fahd, was one of the many sons of Ibn Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia. Abdullah held important political posts throughout most of his adult life. In 1961 he became mayor of Mecca, his first public office. … Read More
1963 38 Years Old In 1963, Abdullah was made commander of Saudi National Guard (SANG). … Read More

FIFTIES

1975 50 Years Old King Khalid appointed Prince Abdullah as second deputy prime minister in March 1975, a reflection of being the second in line of succession to the Saudi throne. … Read More
1976 51 Years Old King Abdullah has long been pro-American and a long time close ally of the United States. In October 1976, as Prince Abdullah was being trained for greater responsibility in Riyadh, he was sent to the United States to meet with President Gerald Ford.
1982 57 Years Old On 13 June 1982 when King Khalid died, Fahd bin Abdulaziz became King, Prince Abdullah became Crown Prince the same day. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1987 - 2007 14 More Events
In March 2008, he called for a “brotherly and sincere dialogue between believers from all religions”.
…  The King made the private suggestion during a meeting in Riyadh in March 2009 with John O. Brennan, the White House counterterrorism adviser. … Read More
Public health engagement included breast cancer awareness and CDC cooperation to set up an advanced epidemic screening network that protected 2010's 3 million Hajj pilgrims. … Read More
On 22 January 2011, he left the United States and went to Morocco.
In January 2012, King Abdullah dismissed the head of Saudi Arabia's powerful religious police, replacing him with a more moderate cleric, state news agency SPA reported, without giving reasons. … Read More
2013 - 2014 4 More Events
On 2 January 2015, Abdullah was hospitalized in Riyadh for pneumonia and died on 23 January at the age of 90. … Read More
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