Sabah I bin Jaber
|Sabah I bin Jaber|
|Reign||1752 – 1762|
|Successor||Abdullah I Al-Sabah|
Hadar, Aflaj region
|Died||1762 (aged 61–62)|
|Spouse||a sister of Shaikh Khalifa bin Muhammad bin Faisal al-Utabi|
|Mother||Sheikha Mariam bint Faisal al-Utabi|
His Highness Sheikh Abu Abdullah Sabah I bin Jaber Al Sabah (Arabic: أبو عبدالله صباح الأول) (c. 1700 – 1762) was the first ruler of Kuwait. The official Kuwaiti history states that he was unanimously chosen for the position of sheikh.
Reign of Sabah bin Jaber
The newly settled family quickly sent its leader, Sabah bin Jaber, to the Ottoman governor of Iraq in order to declare his allegiance to the Ottoman Sultan, who was also the Caliph of all Muslims. He did this in order to gain a legitimate status. Thus Kuwait became a virtually independent city with Sabah bin Jaber as its first ruler, in spite of it nominally being under Ottoman control. Upon his death Sabah I was succeeded by his youngest son, Abdullah bin Sabah.
- Casey, Michael S. (2000). The History of Kuwait. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 28, 144. ISBN 0313340730.
- Some sources have Sabah I living to the age of at least 100, with a year of birth of c. 1652 and a year of death between 1758 and 1764
- Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman, and Central Arabia, Geographical, Volume 1, Historical Part 1, John Gordon Lorimer,1905, p1000
- The Royal Ark
- The Royal Ark
Sabah I bin JaberBorn: c. 1700 Died: 1762
Independence of Kuwait, himself as governor from 1718
| Sheikh of Kuwait
Abdullah I Al-Sabah