Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (or Fawaz; 1934 – 19 July 2008) (Arabic: فواز بن عبد العزيز آل سعود Fawwāz bin ʿAbdulʿazīz Āl Saʿūd) was a senior member of the House of Saud. In 2006, Fawwaz became one of the members of the Allegiance Commission. However, he died on 19 July 2008, some six months after the establishment of the council.
|Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud|
|Governor of Makkah Province|
|Predecessor||Mishaal bin Abdulaziz|
|Successor||Majid bin Abdulaziz|
|Governor of Riyadh Province|
|Predecessor||Salman bin Abdulaziz|
|Successor||Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz|
|Died||19 July 2008 (aged 73-74)|
|Burial||20 July 2008|
|Spouse||Fawzia bint Hussain Izzat|
|House||House of Saud|
Early life and educationEdit
Prince Fawwaz was born in Taif in 1934. He was the son of King Abdulaziz and Bazza II (died 1940), a Circassian woman born in Syria. Fawwaz was the 24th son of King Abdulaziz. His only full brother was Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz.
Prince Fawwaz was governor of Riyadh from 1960 to 1961. On 18 June 1969, he was appointed deputy governor of Makkah Province. Then, he served as governor of the province from 1971 to 1980. He was the governor when the Grand Mosque Seizure occurred. After this event, he was removed from office for corruption allegations by the group seized the mosque. There is another report arguing that following the incident Prince Fawwaz resigned from the office citing health problems.
Free princes movementEdit
Prince Fawwaz was married to Fawzia bint Hussain Izzat. He had only an adopted son who could not replace him in the Allegiance Council. He had a wide range of business activities related to property development in the kingdom.
Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz was one of the royal family members who were harshly criticised by Juhayman al Otaybi and Abdullah Al Qahtani, leaders of the group seized Grand Mosque in 1979, for his unabashed drinking, gambling, and corruption.
Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz died in Paris on 19 July 2008, at the age of 74, after suffering from a disease. His funeral was held in the Grand Mosque in Mecca on 20 July 2008. His body was buried in Al Adl cemetery in Mecca. Condolence messages were sent to King Abdullah, the Saudi government and the Saudi Royal Family from Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.
|Ancestors of Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud|
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