Faisal

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Faisal

 

(full name, Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz al-Saud). Born Nov. 27, 1906; died Mar. 25, 1975, in Riyadh. King of Saudi Arabia from November 1964.

Faisal introduced a number of domestic reforms, including the abolition of slavery and the proclamation of decrees on strengthening the economy, that were designed to preserve and reinforce the feudal monarchical order. Faisal was assassinated.

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