Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
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|Sabah Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah|
|Reign||24 November 1965 – 31 December 1977|
|Predecessor||Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah|
|Successor||Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah|
|Born||12 April 1913|
|Died||31 December 1977(aged 64)|
|Father||Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah|
|Mother||Munira bint Muhammad Al-Debbus|
Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (April 12, 1913 – December 31, 1977) (Arabic: صباح السالم الصباح) was the 2nd Emir of Kuwait from 1965 to 1977, and youngest son of Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah. Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah succeeded his half-brother Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah upon his death on 24 November 1965. He suspended parliament in late August 1976 for 4 years, claiming it was acting against the nation. He died from cancer on 31 December 1977.
Prior to his ascension, he served as the president of the Police Directorate from 1953 to 1959, President of the public health department from 1959 to 1961, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1962 to 1963, and Prime Minister of Kuwait from 1963 to 1965. He was appointed as Crown Prince on 29 October 1962.
- 1913–1937: Sheikh Sabah bin Salim Al-Sabah
- 1937–1959: His Excellency Sheikh Sabah bin Salim Al-Sabah
- 1959–1962: His Excellency Sheikh Sabah bin Salim Al-Sabah, KCMG
- 1962–1965: His Highness Sheikh Sabah bin Salim Al-Sabah, Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait, KCMG
- 1965–1977: His Highness Sheikh Sabah III bin Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, KCMG
Honours and awards
Kuwait National Honours
Arab and non-Arab Honours
- Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG – 13 October 1959).
- Commemorative Medal of the 2500th Anniversary of the founding of the Persian Empire (14 October 1971).
Sabah Al-Salim Al-SabahBorn: 1913 Died: 31 December 1977
Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah
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Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah
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