Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

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Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
أحمد الجابر الصباح.jpg
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 Sheikha Shaykha Abdullah II Al-Sabah
Born 1885
Died 29 January 1950(1950-01-29) (aged 64–65)
Monarchical styles of
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Reference style His Highness Sir
Spoken style Your Highness Sir
Alternative style Sheikh Sir

Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1885 – 29 January 1950) (Arabic: أحمد الجابر الصباح‎) was the tenth Ruler of Kuwait, from 29 March 1921 until his death on 29 January 1950.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ahmad was the son of Jaber II Al-Sabah, who was the eighth Ruler of Kuwait between 1915 and 1917. He rose to power after the death of his uncle Salem Al-Sabah, the ninth Ruler of Kuwait, in 1921.

Ahmad was the lead Cavalry Commander and founder of the Military of Kuwait and the Kuwait Public Security Force.[2][3] Ahmad tasked his defense cavalry and infantry to Sheikh Ali Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in the early 1920s and transferred the command of defense cavalry and infantry to Abdullah Jaber Al-Abdullah II Al-Sabah[2][4][5] following the Battle of Al-Regeai.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmad had dozens of sons and daughters and was married numerous times.[6] Out of his prominent:

Death[edit]

Ahmad died in 1950 at Kuwait's Dasman Palace.

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 Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCIE, CSI
  • 1944–1950: His Highness Sheikh Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCSI, KCIE

Honours and awards[edit]

Arab and non-Arab Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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