Abdullah bin Abdul-Rahman
Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud (Arabic: عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن آل سعود) 1893 – 4 December 1976) was a senior member of House of Saud. He was a prominent advisor and member of the inner council of his elder brother, King Abdulaziz, who ruled until 1953. He continued to be involved in state affairs until his death.
|Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud|
|Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdallah Al Saud|
|Noble family||House of Saud|
|Father||Abdul Rahman bin Faisal|
Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman was prominent in the military campaigns of his elder brother King Abdulaziz as he laid the foundations of the future state of Saudi Arabia. He was responsible for the capture and destruction of the Ikhwan centre of Ghatghat during the Ikhwan Revolt of 1929. He became a frequent participant in the political committee formed by the King in 1932 following the establishment of Saudi Arabia. He was the key counsellor of the King, the member of the privy council, and one of the king's official advisors until the King's death in 1953. He was a participant at the meeting with the British prime minister Winston Churchill in 1945, and was given a left-hand side Rolls-Royce. He also accompanied King Abdulaziz to the meeting with Franklin D. Roosevelt on 14 February 1945.
Later, he enjoyed the role of elder statesman to his nephews, King Saud, King Faisal, and King Khalid. During the rivalry between King Saud and Crown Prince Faisal, Abdullah endorsed the actions of the latter, facilitating Faisal's attempts to be successful. Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman was among five senior princes who met immediately after the assassination of King Faisal and proclaimed then Crown Prince Khalid the king of Saudi Arabia.
Personal life and death
Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman's son, Khalid bin Abdullah (born 1937), married to Al Jawhara bint Abdulaziz, full sister of the Sudairi Seven. One of his daughters, Jawhara bint Abdullah, is married to Saud bin Faisal. Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman died on 4 December 1976.
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