Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz
Governor of Makkah Province
in office 1971–1980
Predecessor Mishaal bin Abdulaziz
Successor Majid bin Abdulaziz
Monarch King Faisal
King Khalid
Governor of Riyadh Province
in office 1960–1961
Predecessor Salman bin Abdulaziz
Successor Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz
Monarch King Saud
Born 1934
Died 19 July 2008 (aged 74)
Burial 20 July 2008
Spouse Fawzia bint Hussain Izzat
Full name
Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
House House of Saud
Father Ibn Saud
Mother Bazza II
Religion Wahhabi Hanbali Sunni Islam

Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (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 in July 2008, some six months after the establishment of the council.[1]

Early life and education

Prince Fawwaz was born in Taif in 1934.[2][3] He was the son of Ibn Saud and Bazza II (died 1940), a Syrian or Moroccan woman.[4][5][6] Fawwaz was the 24th son of Ibn Saud.[3] His only full brother is 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 movement

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 life

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.

1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III DHC MPW.jpg

An exceptionally straight never damaged 1966 Rolls Royce exists, that he used in Europe, particularly in the area of the Riviera.[13]

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.[14][15] 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,[16] Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah,[17] and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.[18]



  1. ^ "Saudi Arabia's Succession Labyrinth". IRGA. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "His Royal Highness Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "Saudi royal court mourns Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz". Ain al Yaqeen. 29 July 2008. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Biography of Bazzah". Datarabia. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  5. ^ Winberg Chai (22 September 2005). Saudi Arabia: A Modern Reader. University Press. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-88093-859-4. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  6. ^ a b Henderson, Simon (1994). "After King Fahd" (Policy Paper). Washington Institute. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d Sabri Sharaf (2001). The House of Saud in Commerce: A Study of Royal Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. Sharaf Sabri. p. 137. ISBN 978-81-901254-0-6. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  8. ^ Yitzhak Oron (ed.). Middle East Record Volume 2, 1961. The Moshe Dayan Center. p. 420. GGKEY:4Q1FXYK79X8. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  9. ^ Salameh, Ghassane; Vivian Steir (October 1980). "Political Power and the Saudi State". MERIP (91): 5–22. JSTOR 3010946.
  10. ^ a b Reinhold, Baron V. (2001). "Omnibalancing and the House of Saud" (PDF). Calhoun. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  11. ^ Kechichian, Joseph A. (February 1986). "The Role of the Ulama in the Politics of an Islamic State: The Case of Saudi Arabia". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 18 (1): 53–71. doi:10.1017/s002074380003021x. JSTOR 162860.
  12. ^ "Family Tree of Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud". Datarabia. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  13. ^ "1966 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe - LCSC75C - 71,918 Miles Indicated". Vantage Motorworks. Archived from the original on 12 December 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  14. ^ "Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz passes away". Saudi Press Agency. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2008.
  15. ^ Joseph Kéchichian (27 November 2012). Legal and Political Reforms in Saudi Arabia. Routledge. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-136-17218-2. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  16. ^ "Bahraini leadership condole Saudi Arabia". Bahrain News Agency. 24 July 2008. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  17. ^ "Kuwaiti Amir sends cable of condolences to Saudi King". Kuwait News Agency. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2008.
  18. ^ "Qatar Premier condoles the Saudi Monarch". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 23 July 2008. Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
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