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Fahd of Saudi Arabia

Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
فهد بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود
King of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
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King of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Reign 13 June 1982 – 1 August 2005
Bay'ah 13 June 1982
Predecessor Khalid
Successor Abdullah
Regent Crown Prince Abdullah
(21 February 1996 – 1 August 2005)
Born 1921
Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd
Died 1 August 2005(2005-08-01) (aged 84)
King Faisal Hospital, Riyadh
Burial 2 August 2005
Al Oud cemetery, Riyadh
Issue Faisal bin Fahd
Khaled bin Fahd
Muhammad bin Fahd
Saud bin Fahd
Sultan bin Fahd
Abdul Aziz bin Fahd
House House of Saud
Father Ibn Saud
Mother Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi
Religion Islam

Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, (Arabic: فهد بن عبد العزيز ال سعود‎‎ Fahd ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa‘ūd) (1921 – 1 August 2005) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 2005.

One of 45 sons of Saudi founder Ibn Saud, and the fourth of his six sons who have ruled the Kingdom (Saud, Faisal, Khalid, Fahd, Abdullah and Salman), Fahd ascended to the throne on the death of his half-brother, King Khalid, on 13 June 1982.

Fahd was appointed Crown Prince when Khalid succeeded his half-brother King Faisal, who was assassinated in 1975. Fahd was viewed as the de facto Prime Minister during King Khalid's reign in part due to the latter's ill health.

Fahd suffered a debilitating stroke in 1995, after which he was unable to continue performing his full official duties. His half-brother, Abdullah, the country's Crown Prince, served as de facto regent of the kingdom and succeeded Fahd as monarch upon his death in August 2005.

King Fahd is credited for having introduced the Basic Law of Saudi Arabia in 1992.


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