Middle Eastern leader who served as Sultan of Oman beginning in 1970. He established an Absolute Monarchy in his native country.A lover of classical music, he established an acclaimed Middle Eastern orchestra.Facing a Communist militia from South Yemen, he was aided by his friend, King Hussein of Jordan.BEFORE FAME
After attending the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, he served in the British Army.PERSONAL LIFE
He became Sultan after staging a 1970 coup against his father, Said bin Taimur.FUN FACTS
Royalty Qaboos Binsaid Al-said were born on Monday, in a leap year, birthstone is Topaz, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Dragon, it is 303 days until Qaboos Binsaid Al-said next birthday.