The reign of Turki ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn Saud lasted from 1823, when he began to conquer Nejd, until 1834, when he was assassinated. Turki was the founder of the second Saudi state because, even though he may have nominally recognised the suzerainty of the Ottoman empire, he ruled independently. Turkľs accession marked a change in the ruling branch of the royal family. The previous imams had all been descendants of ‘Abd al-’Aziz ibn Muhammad ibn Saud, whereas Turki and the succeeding rulers including the present king, His Royal Highness, Faisal ibn ‘Abd al-’Aziz, who is Turkľs great-great grandson, have all been descendants of ‘Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn Saud.1
KeywordsNineteenth Century Saudi ARABIA Eastern Province Central District Royal Family
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