Saud bin Abdulaziz

Saʿūd bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Al Rashid (Arabic: سعود بن عبدالعزيز; 1898 - 1920) was the ninth Emir of Jabal Shammar. A boy of 10 when he was made emir, his maternal relatives of the Al Sabhan family ruled as regents on his behalf until he came of age, based on the constitution.

Saʿūd bin Abdulaziz Al Rashid
Emir of Jabal Shammar
Emir of Jabal Shammar
Reign1908 - 1920
PredecessorSaʿūd bin Hammūd
SuccessorʿAbdullah bin Mutʿib
Born1898
Ha'il
DiedMarch 1920 (aged 22)
SpouseNorah bint Hammud Al Sabhan
Fahda bint Asi bin Shuraim Al Shammari
IssueAbdulaziz bin Saud Al Rashid
Mishaal bin Saud Al Rashid
HouseHouse of Rashid
Father ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz bin Mutʿib
ReligionSunni Islam

In 1920, he was assassinated by his cousin, Abdullah bin Talal (a brother of the 12th amir). Two of his widows remarried Ibn Saud: Norah bint Hammud Al Sabhan became his eighth wife, and Fahda bint Asi bin Shuraim Al Shammari of the Abda section of the Shammar tribe became his ninth wife and the mother of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

References

  • Madawi Al-Rasheed: Politics in an Arabian oasis. The Rashidi Tribal Dynasty. I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, London & New York 1991 (based on a Ph.D. thesis presented to Cambridge University, 1988). ISBN 1-85043-320-8
  • Al Rasheed on hukam.net, with pictures and flags. (in Arabic)
Saud bin Abdulaziz
Born: ~ 1897 Died: 1920
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Saʿūd bin Hammūd
Amirs of the House of Rashid
1910 – 1920
Succeeded by
ʿAbdullah bin Mutʿib
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