List of rulers of Saudi Arabia

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King of Saudi Arabia
ملك المملكة العربية السعودية
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Incumbent
Prince Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud at the Pentagon April 2012.jpg
Salman
since 23 January 2015
Details
StyleThe Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Heir apparentMohammad bin Salman
First monarchAbdulaziz (Ibn Saud)
Formation22 September 1932
ResidenceKing’s Palace, Riyadh[1]
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This is a list of rulers of Saudi Arabia, a Kingdom on the Arabian Peninsula

List of Imams (1744-1891)[edit]

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Muhammad
  • محمد
؟ – 176517261765Founder of the First Saudi State and the Saud dynastySaud
Abdulaziz
  • عبد العزيز
؟ – 180317651803
(assassinated.)
The second ruler of the First Saudi State and son of Muhammad bin SaudSaud
Saud I
  • al Kabeer
  • سعود
؟ – 181418031814He created the largest Arabian empire in the last 1300 yearsSaud
Abdullah I
  • عبد الله
؟ – 181818141817He was the last ruler of the First Saudi State and was executed by the OttomansSaudAbdullah bin Saud
Turki
  • تركي
1755 – 183418231834
(assassinated.)
Founder of the Second Saudi StateSaud
Mishari
  • مشاري
1786 – 183418341834
(assassinated.)
Saud
Faisal I
  • فيصل
1785 – 186518341838Son of Imam TurkiSaud
Khalid
  • خالد
؟ - 186118381841Saud
Abdullah II
  • عبد الله
؟ – 184318411843Saud
Faisal II
  • فيصل
1785 – 186518431865son of Imam TurkiSaud
Abdullah III
  • عبد الله
1831 – 188918651871
(First term.)
son of Imam FaisalSaud
Saud II
  • سعود
؟ – 187418711871
(First term.)
Saud
Abdullah III
  • عبد الله
1831 – 188918711873
(Second term.)
son of Imam FaisalSaud
Saud II
  • سعود
؟ – 187418731875
(Second term.)
Saud
AbdulRahman
  • عبد الرحمن
1845 – 192818751876
(First term.)
father of Ibn Saud, who founded the modern Saudi ArabiaSaudAbdul Rahman bin Faisal
Abdullah III
  • عبد الله
1831 – 188918761889
(Third term.)
son of Imam FaisalSaud
AbdulRahman
  • عبد الرحمن
1845 – 192818891891
(Second term.)
father of Ibn Saud, who founded the modern Saudi ArabiaSaudAbdul Rahman bin Faisal

Kings of Saudi Arabia (1932–present)[edit]

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Ibn Saud
  • Ibn Saud
  • عبد العزيز
(1875-01-15)15 January 1875 –
9 November 1953(1953-11-09) (aged 78)
22 September 1932 (age 57)9 November 1953
(Died)
Reign established by conquestSaudIbn Saud of Saudi Arabia
Saud
  • سعود
(1902-01-12)12 January 1902 –
23 February 1969(1969-02-23) (aged 67)
9 November 1953 (age 51)2 November 1964
(Deposed)
Son of Ibn Saud and Wadhah bint Muhammad bin 'AqabSaudSaud of Saudi Arabia
Faisal
  • فيصل
(1906-04-14)14 April 1906 –
25 March 1975(1975-03-25) (aged 68)
2 November 1964 (age 57)25 March 1975
(Assassinated)
Son of Ibn Saud and Tarfa bint Abduallah bin Abdulateef al SheekhSaudFaisal of Saudi Arabia
Khalid
  • خالد
(1913-02-13)13 February 1913 –
13 June 1982(1982-06-13) (aged 69)
25 March 1975 (age 62)13 June 1982
(Died)
Son of Ibn Saud and Al Jawhara bint Musaed bin JiluwiSaudKhalid of Saudi Arabia
Fahd
  • فهد
16 March 1921 – 1 August 2005 (aged 84)13 June 1982 (age 61)1 August 2005
(Died)
Son of Ibn Saud and Hussa bint Ahmed Al SudairiSaudFahd of Saudi Arabia
Abdullah
  • عبد الله
(1924-08-01)1 August 1924 –
23 January 2015(2015-01-23) (aged 90)
1 August 2005 (age 81)23 January 2015
(Died)
Son of Ibn Saud and Fahda bint Asi Al ShuraimSaudAbdullah of Saudi Arabia
Salman
  • سلمان
(1935-12-31) 31 December 1935 (age 82)23 January 2015 (age 79)IncumbentSon of Ibn Saud and Hussa bint Ahmed Al SudairiSaudSalman of Saudi Arabia


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