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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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