Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

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His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
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Reign 29 March 1921 – 29 January 1950
Predecessor Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
Successor 1st Emir Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Father Jaber II Al-Sabah
Mother Shekha bint 'Abdu'llah Al-Sabah
Born 1885
Died 29 January 1950(1950-01-29) (aged 65)

Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, (1885 – 29 January 1950) (Arabic: أحمد الجابر الصباح‎) was the 10th monarch of Kuwait from 29 March 1921 until 29 January 1950.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ahmad was the son of Jaber II Al-Sabah, who was Sheikh of Kuwait between 1915 and 1917. He rose to power after the death of his uncle Salim Al-Sabah in 1921. During his reign, the borders of Kuwait were re-drawn at a meeting in 'Uqayr by Sir Percy Cox. Ahmad and many Kuwaitis were angry over the new borders, because approximately one-third of Kuwait's territory was ceded to Ibn Saud, the ruler of Najd (and later, Saudi Arabia).

Out of his sons; Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was the 3rd Emir of Kuwait from 1977 to 2006. His son, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the current 5th Emir of Kuwait. His brother, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is the current Crown Prince of Kuwait.[2] He died at Kuwait's Dasman Palace in 1950.

Titles[edit]

  • 1885–1921: Sheikh Ahmad bin Jabir Al-Sabah
  • 1921–1922: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies
  • 1922–1929: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, CIE
  • 1929–1930: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, CSI, CIE
  • 1930–1937: His Excellency Sheikh Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCIE, CSI
  • 1937–1944: His Highness Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCIE, CSI
  • 1944–1950: His Highness Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCSI, KCIE

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Royal Ark
  2. ^ "Profile: Sheikh Sabah Al Sabah". BBC. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Born: 1885 Died: 29 January 1950
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
Sheikh of Kuwait
1921–1950
Succeeded by
Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah