Turki I bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
|Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud|
|Spouse||Nuwair bint Obaid Al Rasheed|
|Turki bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud|
|House||House of Saud|
|Mother||Wadhah bint Muhammad bin 'Aqab|
|Died||1919 (aged 18–19)
Turki I bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: تركي الأول بن عبد العزيز آل سعود, Turkī l-ʾAwwal bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl Saʿūd) (1900–1919) was the eldest son of King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. He accompanied his father during the conquest of the Arabian Peninsula at a young age, and witnessed battles in Kuwait and Al-Hasa.
Turki al Awwal was the eldest son of King Abdulaziz. Turki's birthplace is Iraq. He was born in 1900 when his family was in exile there. He was full-brother of King Saud. Their mother was Wadhah bint Muhammad bin 'Aqab, who belonged to the Bani Khalid tribe. She was King Abdulaziz's second wife.
Activities and succession
Prince Turki was the deputy of his father as commander-in-chief of the army. During his lifetime, Turki al Awwal was the Crown Prince of Najd, his father's domain until then. He was Crown Prince beginning by his father's conquest of Riyadh on 15 January 1902 up to his own early death in 1919. The Saudi custom of succession stipulates that kings be succeeded by their younger brothers, in seniority of age, rather than by their sons. Therefore, at Turki's death, his next brother Saud became crown prince, rather than his posthumous son, Faisal. Saud later became king and was succeeded by another of his brothers (and not by one of his sons).
Turki al Awwal's wife was pregnant at the time of his death and she gave birth to his child, Faisal bin Turki, who years later was minister of interior in the government of King Saud from 1961 to 1962. Faisal bin Turki died in 1968 in Riyadh, and had a daughter named Sara who married former governor of Najran province, Prince Mishaal bin Saud. Turki al Awwal also had a daughter, Hes'sa bint Turki, who was the wife of Prince Abdulaziz bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, and together they had Faisal and Turki Princess Hes'sa died in Riyadh at the age of 91 on 19 August 2007 and was buried in Al Oud cemetery.
Turki al Awwal had two grandsons, the children of Faisal. The elder grandson, Turki bin Faisal, was a member of the Allegiance Council until his death on 28 February 2009. The younger grandson, Abdullah bin Faisal, was appointed to the Allegiance Council at that time.
After the death of Turki, his wife, Muneera bint Obaid Al Rasheed, married his younger brother Saud, and they had a daughter, named Al Anoud bint Saud.
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