Abdul Muhsin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Prince Abdul Muhsin
Born 1925
Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd
Died 10 May 1985 (aged 5960)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Governor of Medina Province
In office 1965–1984
Predecessor Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Successor Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Ministry of Interior
In office 1960–1961
Predecessor Musa'ed bin Abdulrahman
Successor Faisal bin Turki I
Full name
Abdul Muhsin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
House House of Saud
Religion Islam

Abdul Muhsin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: عبد المحسن بن عبد العزيز آل سعود) (1925 10 May 1985) was the governor of Medina and member of House of Saud. He was one of the leading poets in Saudi Arabia, and a lover of literature, poetry and historical books.

Early life and education

Prince Abdul Muhsin was born in Riyadh in 1925.[1] He is the thirteenth son of King Abdulaziz with his wife, Al Jawhara bint Saad Sudairi, member of the Al Sudairi family.[1][2] His full brothers included Prince Saad and Prince Musaid.[2]

Prince Abdul Muhsin studied at the school of princes, and memorized the Quran and learned horsemanship, and then completed the history, politics, arts of war.


Abdul Muhsin was the a highly regarded former governor of Madinah Province between 1965 and 1984. He was interior minister in King Saud's cabinet in 1961.[3][4] Prince Abdul Muhsin supported the Free Princes Movement, led by Prince Talal.[5] He had a reputation as being relatively liberal.[1] During his governorship, the television station opened and highways were built to help people to reach to the Prophet's Mosque.

Personal life

Abdul Muhsin married eight times and had 12 children. His son, Saud, is the governor of Hail province.


Abdul Muhsin died on 10 May 1985 in Riyadh's King Faisal Hospital, suffering from illness at the age of 60.[3]



  1. 1 2 3 "Prince Abdul Mohsen, Saudi Governor, Dies". The New York Times. Medina. 12 May 1985. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  2. 1 2 Joseph A. Kechichian (3 August 2001). Succession In Saudi Arabia. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-312-29962-0. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Prince Abdul Mohsen bin Abdulaziz, 60, a brother of King...". Orlando Sentinel. 12 May 1985. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  4. Islam Yasin Qasem (16 February 2010). "Neo-rentier theory: The case of Saudi Arabia (1950-2000)" (PDF). Leiden University. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  5. Henderson, Simon (14 September 2009). "Saudi Sucession--a Desert Legacy". The Cutting Edge. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Musa'ed bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal Al Saud
Minister of Interior
Succeeded by
Faisal bin Turki I bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
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