Salman of Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia since 2015

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud [1] born 31 December 1935) is the King of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques since 2015. He had been Minister of Defence since 2011, and was Governor of Riyadh Province from 1963 to 2011.

Salman
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Photograph of King Salman in his 85th year
King Salman in 2020
King of Saudi Arabia
Reign23 January 2015 – present
Bay'ah23 January 2015
PredecessorAbdullah bin Abdulaziz
Crown Princes
Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
Tenure23 January 2015 – 27 September 2022
PredecessorAbdullah bin Abdulaziz
SuccessorMohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Deputy Prime Minister
Tenure16 June 2012 – 23 January 2015
PredecessorNayef bin Abdulaziz
SuccessorMuqrin bin Abdulaziz
King and Prime MinisterAbdullah bin Abdulaziz
Minister of Defense
In office
5 November 2011 – 23 January 2015
Prime MinisterKing Abdullah
Preceded bySultan bin Abdulaziz
Succeeded byMohammed bin Salman
Governor of Riyadh Province
In office
5 February 1963 – 5 November 2011
Appointed byKing Saud
Preceded byBadr bin Saud
Succeeded bySattam bin Abdulaziz
In office
18 April 1956 – 22 September 1960
Appointed byKing Saud
Preceded byNayef bin Abdulaziz
Succeeded byFawwaz bin Abdulaziz
Deputy Governor of Riyadh Province
In office
16 March 1954 – 18 April 1955
Appointed byKing Saud
Preceded byNayef bin Abdulaziz
Succeeded byTurki II bin Abdulaziz
Born (1935-12-31) 31 December 1935 (age 86)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Spouse
Issue
Detail
Full name
Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman
HouseSaud
FatherKing Abdulaziz
MotherHassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi
SignatureSignature of King Salman

Salman became king on 23 January 2015 following the death of his half brother, King Abdullah.[2][3] As a Sudairi Seven, his full brothers include king Fahd, and the crown princes Sultan and Nayef.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Arabic: سلمان ابن عبد العزيز آل سعود, Salmān bin ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Āl Saʻūd, Najdi Arabic pronunciation: [sælˈmæːn ben ˈʢæbd ælʢæˈziːz ʔæːl sæˈʢuːd]
  2. Martin, Douglas; Hubbard, Ben. "King Abdullah, Who Nudged Saudi Arabia Forward, Dies at 90". New York Times. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  3. "Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies". BBC News Middle East. Retrieved 23 January 2015.