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Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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
Spouse Fawzia bint Hussain Izzat
Full name
Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
House House of Saud
Father King Abdulaziz
Mother Bazza
Born 1934
Died 19 July 2008 (aged 74)
Burial 20 July 2008
Al Adl cemetery, Mecca
Religion Islam

Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz (1934 - 19 July 2008) 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 King Abdulaziz and Bazza (died 1940), a Syrian or Moroccan woman.[4][5][6] Fawwaz was the 24th son of King Abdulaziz.[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.

An exceptionally straight never damaged version of Rolls Royce was first delivered on 8 February 1966 to Prince Fawaz by the Paris Rolls Royce Concessionaires for his use 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]


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