1876 – He was born at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1890 – At the age of fourteen, Saud followed his family into exile in Kuwait following the conquest of the
family’s lands by the Rashidi.
– He spent the remainder of his childhood in Kuwait.
1901 – He and some relatives, including a half-brother Mohammed and several cousins, set out on a
raiding expedition mostly targeting
tribes associated with the Rashidis.
1902 – On the 15th and 16th of January, together with a party of some sixty, including seven relatives
and some slaves, he recaptured Riyadh with only twenty.
1904 – Ibn Rashid appealed to the Ottoman Empire for assistance in defeating the House of Sa’kd.
– The armies of the House of Saud suffered a major defeat on 15th of June
1912 – He finally consolidated control over the Nejd, with the help of an organized and well-trained army.
– He founded the Ikhwan, a militant religious organisation which was to assist in his later conquests.
1920 – He argued with the British that the payment he received was insufficient to adequately wage war
against an enemy as powerful as Ibn Rashed.
1922 – Ibn Sa’kd finally marched again against the Rashidis, extinguishing their dominion.
– He was able to negotiate a new treaty with the British at Uqair.
1924 – British subsidies continued.
1925 – He captured the holy city of Mecca from Sherif Hussein Ibn Ali ending 700 years of Hashemite tutelage
of the Islamic holy places.
1926 – On the 10th of January, he was proclaimed King of the Hejas in the Great Mosque at Mecca.
1927 – Following the defeat of Husayn, the British government recognized the power of the Saud family, led
by Ibn Saud, over much of what is today Saudi Arabia.
– The Treaty of Jedda was signed on the 20th of may.
1929 – He defeated elements of the Ikhwan, which had disobeyed his orders to cease raiding and had invaded
Iraq against his wishes.
1932 – He renamed the area from the lands of Nejd and Hejas to Saudi Arabia, then proclaimed himself King
of Saudi Arabia.
1953 – He died on the 9th of november.