Sa'ad bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud Sa'ad bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud
(1890 – 1915) was the brother of King Abdulaziz
, founder of the modern state of Saudi Arabia
. He was one of King Abdulaziz's most devoted supporters and a key lieutenant in the early military campaigns.
Arrest and death
In 1912 Saad was sent by Emir Abdulaziz to meet Sharif Hussein
who came in Nifi to build a good relationship with him.
However, he was attacked and captured in Al 'Iridh area by the Al Shiyabiyn clan belonged to the 'Utaybah tribe
His companion Faraj ibn Lihif, on the other hand, was killed in the same incident.
Saad was brought to Sharif Hussein
who sent an envoy, Khalid ibn Luai, Amir of Al Khurmah
, to Emir Abdulaziz demanding that he should accept the sovereignty of the Ottoman government
in the region as well as to pay an annual sum of money to the Ottoman government for Saad's release.
Emir Abdulaziz accepted all these requests signing a paper, and Saad was released.
Sa'ad's sons, Faisal, Fahd, and Saud, were taken in by Abdulaziz and raised as part of his own family. They later married into the King's family. Faisal bin Saad married Abdulaziz's daughter Sara bint Abdulaziz
. Another daughter of Abdulaziz, Al Anoud, married to the sons of Sa'ad bin Abdul Rahman.
She first married Fahd bin Saad. After they divorced, she married Saud bin Saad.
Sa'ad's grandson, Bandar bin Saud, a former air force pilot, was among the victims in the Swissair Flight 111
accident on his way from New York City
on 2 September 1998.
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