Khalid ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud

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Khalid ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud

 

Born 1913 in Riyadh. King of Saudi Arabia since 1975; one of 36 sons of ibn Saud.

Khalid received a religious education. He held various administrative posts in the 1930’s, and from 1934 to 1962 he served as deputy minister of foreign affairs. He was named vice-president of the Council of Ministers in 1962 and crown prince in 1965. Khalid was proclaimed king on Mar. 25, 1975, after the assassination of his brother, King Faisal.

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