Yamani, Ahmed Zaki

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Yamani, Ahmed Zaki Gender: M
born on 30 June 1930 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 21n27, 39e49
Timezone LMT m39e49 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 07°42' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°51 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 15°25'

Ahmed Zaki Yamani (with Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi in London)
photo: Aaabdolrashidi, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Saudi Arabian politician who was Minister of Oil (Petroleum) and Mineral Resources from 1962 to 1986, and a minister in OPEC for 25 years. He is best known for his role during the 1973 oil embargo, when he spurred OPEC to quadruple the price of crude oil. During that time, Yamani gained a colourful international reputation, known in the West for both his diplomatic skills and characteristic goatee.

On 21 December 1975, Yamani and several other OPEC ministers were taken hostage by notorious terrorist Carlos (the Jackal) in Vienna, Austria. He was later released after Carlos spent two days riding an airplane across the Middle East even though Carlos was ordered by his superiors to execute Yamani and his Iranian counterpart Dr. Jamshid Amouzegar.

In October 1986, King Fahd dismissed Yamani partly because of the power he held over the running of the Saudi petroleum industry. In 1990, Yamani founded the Centre for Global Energy Studies, a London-based market analysis group.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other criminal relationship with Carlos the Jackal (born 12 October 1949). Notes: Taken hostage


  • Crime : Kidnap Victimization 21 December 1975 (Taken hostage by Carlos the Jackal)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him for his rising sign in "Astrologer Yamani Looks to Heavens for Earthly Oil Help" by Washington Post Service, The Pittsburgh Press, 28 October 1979, p. B-12: "I am a Cancer with a Leo ascendant and a Leo moon."

A speculative time of 8:15 a.m. gives mid-Leo rising.


  • Vocation : Politics : Public office