List of emirs of Qatar
|Emir of the State of Qatar|
|امیر دولة قطر|
|Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
since 25 June 2013
|Heir apparent||Joaan bin Hamad|
|First monarch||Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani|
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The Emir of the State of Qatar is the monarch and head of state of Qatar. It is the most powerful position in the country. The emirs of Qatar are members of the Al-Thani dynasty, which originate from the Banu Tamim; one of the largest tribes in the Arabian Peninsula.
Since 25 June 2013, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the current emir.
Emirs of Qatar (c. 1850–present)
|HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Thani||c. 1850||18 December 1878||Died in office|
|HH Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani||1878||17 July 1913||Died in office|
|HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani||17 July 1913||20 August 1949||Abdicated; died on 25 April 1957|
|HH Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani||20 August 1949||24 October 1960||Abdicated; died on 31 August 1974|
|HH Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani||24 October 1960||22 February 1972||Deposed by his cousin Khalifa; died on 25 November 1977|
|HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani||22 February 1972||27 June 1995||Deposed by his son Hamad; alive|
|HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani||27 June 1995||25 June 2013||Abdicated; alive|
|HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani||25 June 2013||Incumbent|
The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Arabic: الشيخ حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني), appointed his fourth son, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani (Arabic: الشيخ تميم بن حمد آل ثاني), as heir apparent on 8 August 2003, after his older son Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani (who held the position between 1996 and 2003) renounced his rights to the throne in favour of Sheikh Tamim.
- "His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar. Retrieved 20 August 2014.