Khalid bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud

Khalid bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud khälēd´ ĭb˝ən äbd ăl-äzēz´ ăl-säo͞od´ [key], 1913–82, king of Saudi Arabia (1975–82). He became king after the assassination of his half-brother Faisal . The son of Ibn Saud , the founder of Saudi Arabia, he was the third of Ibn Saud's sons to become king. He continued the widespread economic and social reforms begun by Faisal. His half-brother Fahd succeeded him.

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