5 Facts About Ibn Saud

1. In 1935, Ibn Saud was awarded the British Order of the Bath, in 1947 the US Legion of Merit and in 1952 the Spanish Order of Military Merit.

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2. In October 1953, Ibn Saud was seriously ill due to heart disease.

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3. In 1948, Ibn Saud participated in the Arab-Israeli War, but Saudi Arabia's contribution was generally considered token.

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4. On 23 September 1932, Ibn Saud formally united his realm into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with himself as its king.

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5. In 1925, Ibn Saud's forces captured the holy city of Mecca from Sharif Hussein, ending 700 years of Hashemite rule.

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