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Saud(Saud bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud) (ĭ`bən abdäl äzēz` ĭ`bən säo͞od`), 1902–69, king of Saudi Arabia (1953–64), son of Ibn SaudIbn Saud
(Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud) , c.1880–1953, founder of Saudi Arabia and its first king. His family, with its regular seat at Riyadh in the Nejd, were the traditional leaders of the ultraorthodox Wahhabi movement in Islam.
..... Click the link for more information. , brother of FaisalFaisal bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud
, 1905–75, king of Saudi Arabia (1964–75), son of Ibn Saud, brother of Saud. Faisal led several military campaigns in the making of Saudi Arabia. In 1958 he became premier and foreign minister in the cabinet of his brother, King Saud.
..... Click the link for more information. . Saud, who had distinguished himself in several of his father's early campaigns, became viceroy of Nejd in 1926 and heir apparent in 1933. In 1953 he became foreign minister and minister of defense, and the same year, following his father's death, he assumed the throne. A poor administrator, Saud nearly bankrupted his country by his fiscal mismanagement and lavish personal spending. He surrendered some of his powers in 1958 to his brother Faisal, with whom he had disagreed over policy matters. In 1960, Saud reasserted his royal prerogatives but was formally deposed and replaced by his brother four years later. He died in exile in Athens.
full name Saud ibn Abdul-Aziz. 1902--69, king of Saudi Arabia (1953--64); son of Ibn Saud. He was deposed by his brother Faisal