Al Sudayri, Hassa bint Ahmad

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Wife of Ibn Saʿud, mother of Saudi kings.

Hassa bint Ahmad Al Sudayri was one of three Hassa cousins from a prominent clan in eastern Saudi Arabia who married King Abd al-Aziz ibn Saʿud Al Saʿud (known as Ibn Saʿud). Her sons include King Fahd ibn Abd al-Aziz Al Saʿud and Defense Minister Sultan ibn Abd al-Aziz and constitute the most important bloc of senior places among the Al Saʿud family.

see also abd al-aziz ibn saʿud al saʿud; fahd ibn abd al-aziz al saʿud; saudi arabia.


Holden, David, and Johns, Richard. The House of Saud: The Rise and Rule of the Most Powerful Dynasty in the Arab World. New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1981.

Lacey, Robert. The Kingdom: Arabia and the House of Saud. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1981.

Malcolm C. Peck