Faisal bin Turki I Al Saud

Faisal bin Turki I Al Saud (Arabic: فيصل بن تركي الأول آل سعودFaisal bin Turkī al-ʾAwwal Āl Suʿūd) (1918–1968) was a Saudi royal and politician. He was the only son of Prince Turki and the eldest grandson of King Abdulaziz. He served as minister of interior during the reign of King Saud and was first minister of labour and social affairs.[1]

Faisal bin Turki I Al Saud
فيصل بن تركي الأول بن عبد العزيز آل سعود.jpg
Minister of Interior
In office
1961–1962
MonarchSaud
Prime MinisterKing Saud
Preceded byAbdul Muhsin bin Abdulaziz
Succeeded byFahd bin Abdulaziz
Personal details
Born1918
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died1968 (aged 49–50)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
House
Spouse(s)Princess Munira
Princess Buniah
Princess Tefla
Princess Juza
Princess Hassa
Princess Amoosha
Children10
MotherNuwair bint Obaid Al Rasheed
FatherTurki I bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Early life and educationEdit

 
King Abdulaziz, grandfather of Faisal

Prince Faisal was born in Riyadh in 1918, and was the only son of Prince Turki and Nora bint Obaid Al Rasheed. His father died when he was four months old due to the 1918 flu pandemic. Faisal was raised then by his grandparents King Abdulaziz and Wadhah bint Muhammad bin 'Aqab. He was older than most of his uncles. King Saud, his full uncle, was close to him and guarded him on every step of his life. Faisal studied at Princes' School in Riyadh.

CareerEdit

Prince Faisal held several posts in the government most of which were during the reign of King Saud. Shortly after the unification of the Kingdom, King Abdulaziz appointed him as Prince of Al Khafji, a small village. He was the first Prince for the town after the establishment of Saudi Arabia. In June 1961, King Saud appointed him the minister of labour and social affairs which he held between 1961 and 1962.[2][3] In September 1961, he became minister of interior, succeeding Prince Abdul Muhsin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and remained in this position until 31 October 1962.[3] Then he was named an advisor at the ministry of petroleum and mineral resources.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

WivesEdit

  • Munira bint Abdulaziz Al Oqla
  • Buniah bint Musl'am bin Harqan Al Subaie
  • Tefla bint Abdullah Al Khrassan Al Ajmi
  • Jawza bint Mohammed bin Thamir Al Waj'an Al Shammeri[4]
  • Hassa bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • Amoosha bint Obaid bin Abdullah Rasheed

ChildrenEdit

  • Al Jawhara bint Faisal bin Turki
  • Sara bint Faisal bin Turki, wife of Prince Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • Turki bin Faisal bin Turki (deceased), died overseas at the age of 58, after suffering a heart attack. His wife was Sarah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz.[5] His son, Fahd, was named deputy governor of Qasim Province in 2017.[6]
  • Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki (1945– 18 February 2019).[7] His mother was Jawza bint Mohammed bin Thamir Al Waj'an.[4] He married Hassa bint Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1950–2010), daughter of King Khalid.[8] Then he married to Al Anoud bint Abdulaziz Al Sudairi.
  • Fahd bin Faisal bin Turki. He was a major in army special forces.[3]
  • Khalid bin Faisal bin Turki. He was a businessman[3] and married to Nouf bint Bandar bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
  • Seetah bint Faisal bin Turki. She married to Faisal bin Abdulaziz bin Faisal Al Saud.
  • Abdulaziz bin Faisal bin Turki.
  • Mashael bint Faisal bin Turki (died 2016). She married to Bandar bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Saud Al Kabeer
  • Mohammed bin Faisal bin Turki

DeathEdit

Faisal died in Riyadh in 1968.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yitzhak Oron. Middle East Record. 2. The Moshe Dayan Center. pp. 419–420. GGKEY:4Q1FXYK79X8.
  2. ^ J. E. Peterson (2003). Historical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia (2nd ed.). Scarecrow Press. p. 55.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Appendix 6. The Sons of Abdulaziz" (PDF). Springer. Retrieved 13 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "H.H. CP sends cable of condolences to Saudi Arabia". KUNA. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 13 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "HRH Prince Faisal bin Turki bin Faisal Al Saud: Chairman of the Board". Saudi Crown Holding. Retrieved 12 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Karen Elliott House. "Saudi Arabia in Transition: From Defense to Offense, But How to Score?" (PDF). Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. p. 7. Retrieved 13 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "UAE Rulers condole King Salman on death of Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki". Emirates 24/7. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Family Tree of Hussa bint Khalid bin Abdulaziz AlSaud". Datarabia. Retrieved 14 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
Abdul Muhsin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Minister of Interior
1961–1962
Succeeded by
Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud