Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia
Male
Born Aug 1, 1924
Age 90
Hometown Riyadh
Other Names عبد الله بن عبد ا...

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.… Read More

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  • Obama Is Said To Plan Fence Mending Trip To Saudi Arabia
    NYTimes - Feb 01, 2014
  • U.S. Saudi Relations
    NYTimes - Nov 05, 2013
  • Kerry Meets Saudi King On Visit To Heal Rift Over Iran, Syria
    Yahoo News - Nov 04, 2013
  • Lawrence Solomon: A Shrinking United Nations
    Financial Post - Oct 24, 2013

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CHILDHOOD

1924 Birth Born on August 1, 1924.

THIRTIES

1962 37 Years Old 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; he became mayor of Mecca as a young man and in 1962 he was appointed commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a post he was still holding when he became king. … 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, which was a post, a reflection of being the second in line of succession to the Saudi throne. … Read More
1976 51 Years Old 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 - 1998 3 More Events
2001 76 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2001, Crown Prince Abdullah did not accept an invitation to visit Washington due to U.S. support for Israel in the Al Aqsa Intifada. … Read More
2002 - 2003 2 More Events
2005 80 Years Old 1 More Event
Abdullah succeeded to the throne upon the death of his half-brother King Fahd. He was formally enthroned on 3 August 2005. … Read More
2006 81 Years Old 1 More Event
Since King Abdullah's visit to Beijing in January 2006, the Saudi-Chinese relationship has focused predominantly on energy and trade. … Read More
2007 82 Years Old In November 2007, King Abdullah visited Pope Benedict XVI in the Apostolic Palace. … Read More
In March 2008, he called for a “brotherly and sincere dialogue between believers from all religions.”
2009 - 2010 2 More Events
In late March 2011, King Abdullah sent Bandar, secretary general of the National Security Council, to China to gain its support regarding Saudi Arabia's attitude towards the Arab Spring. … Read More
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
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