Prince Turki I was the eldest son of King Abdulaziz, and despite the multiplicity of accounts regarding the date of his birth, it is certain that he was born in Kuwait, and spent his childhood there until the age of 6 years, in the confinement of his father and grandfather, his aunt Princess Noura, and his mother Wahha bint Muhammad Al Urayer of Bani Khalid .
Historian Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Uthaymeen said that Prince Turki I was born in 1313 AH, corresponding to 1896 CE, and Prince Turki is the elder brother of King Saud.
According to the book “Prince Turki the First Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud” issued by the King Salman Center for the Study of the History and Civilization of the Arabian Peninsula, Fatima bint Hilal Al-Mutair, wife of Hamad bin Muhammad Bu Hamad, nursed him and (King) Saud and their sister.
The Riyadh schools helped teach Prince Turki the first to read, write and some of the matters of religion, and after the evening prayer every day, the prince would complete his information and knowledge by attending his father’s council, which was staying in his palace, and these sessions were a religious and historical session.
His physical features and hobbies
The prince’s body was thin, with a pale face and small black eyes, and he acquired from a young age the skill of riding horses and camels, so he owned a stable that was considered one of the most distinguished horse stables, and was known for his bravery, military prowess, gentleness of manners and stubbornness of thinking
Prince Turki got married at the age of twenty, and from his wives two sons and three daughters, two of whom died and a son was born at the beginning of their childhood, and Prince Faisal and Princess Hessa remained.
Fights he participated in
The authors mentioned the first book on Prince Turki I bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Walid Muhammad Al-Bishr, and Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Yahya, that the late prince participated in his father’s founding battles, including the Battle of Hadiya in 1328 AH (1910AD), the battle of Jarab in 1333 AH (1915 AD), and the battle of Kenzan in In the same year, King Abdulaziz assigned him to station in Qassim to monitor the movements in Jabal Shammar, and to do what is necessary to confront Ibn Rashid, in the spring of 1916 AD.
Characters he met during his life
Historical pictures and writings show Prince Turki’s meeting with several literary, military and political historical figures, including the English explorer William Shakespeare, as well as British intelligence officer Gerald Leachman and British judge Robert Hamilton.
Prince Turki died at a young age (1337 AH – 1918 AD), as a result of his infection with the Spanish flu epidemic that spread after the First World War, and this year was called at the time the “Year of Mercy”.