Abdullah is the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, following Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud, 1932-53), Saud (1953-64), Faisal (1964-75), Khalid (1975-82), and Fahd (1982-2005)? Upon taking the throne in 2005, Abdullah name another half-brother, Prince Sultan, as the crown prince? According to a 2001 report in The Christian Science Monitor, Abdullah ?has four wives, seven sons, and 15 daughters?? Some sources list his birth year as 1923; according to a 2005 story on CNN.com, ?The exact date is unknown because no exact records of births or deaths were kept at the time in what was then an impoverished desert land.?
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