Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz

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Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (or Fawaz; 1934 – 19 July 2008) (Arabic: فواز بن عبد العزيز آل سعود) 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.[1]

Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz
Governor of Makkah Province
in office1971–1980
PredecessorMishaal bin Abdulaziz
SuccessorMajid bin Abdulaziz
MonarchKing Faisal
King Khalid
Governor of Riyadh Province
in office1960–1961
PredecessorSalman bin Abdulaziz
SuccessorBadr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz
MonarchKing Saud
Died19 July 2008 (aged 73-74)
Burial20 July 2008
SpouseFawzia bint Hussain Izzat
Full name
Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherIbn Saud
MotherBazza II
ReligionWahhabi Hanbali Sunni Islam

Early life and educationEdit

Prince Fawwaz was born in Taif in 1934.[2][3] He was the son of Ibn Saud and Bazza II (died 1940), a Circassian woman born in Syria.[4][5][6] Fawwaz was the 24th son of Ibn Saud.[3] His only full brother was Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz.[7]

He received his early education at the Princes' School in Riyadh.[3]


Prince Fawwaz was governor of Riyadh from 1960 to 1961.[8] On 18 June 1969, he was appointed deputy governor of Makkah Province.[7] Then, he served as governor of the province from 1971 to 1980.[2][9] He was the governor when the Grand Mosque Seizure occurred. After this event, he was removed from office.[10][11]

Free princes movementEdit

Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz together with Prince Talal and Prince Badr was a member of the Free Princes Movement from 1962 to February 1964.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Prince Fawwaz was married to Fawzia bint Hussain Izzat.[7][12] 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 was harshly criticised by Juhayman al Otaybi for his unabashed drinking, gambling, and corruption.[10]


Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz died in Paris on 19 July 2008, at the age of 74, after suffering from a disease.[13][14] His funeral was held in the Grand Mosque in Mecca on 20 July 2008. His body was buried in Al Adl cemetery in Mecca.[3] Condolence messages were sent to King Abdullah, the Saudi government and the Saudi Royal Family from Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah,[15] Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,[16] and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.[17]



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