Faisal bin Abdulaziz al Saud
b.Apr 1906 Riyadh, Ar-Riyāḍ, Al-Wūsṭā, Saudi Arabia
d.25 Mar 1975
Facts and Events
Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ( ; April 1906 – 25 March 1975) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. As king, he is credited with rescuing the country's finances and implementing a policy of modernization and reform, while his main foreign policy themes were pan-Islamism, anti-Communism, and pro-Palestinian nationalism. He successfully stabilized the kingdom's bureaucracy and his reign had significant popularity among Saudis. In 1975, he was assassinated by his nephew Faisal bin Musaid.