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Emir of Kuwait
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Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Bush - US State Department cropped.png
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Style: His Highness
First monarch: Sabah I bin Jaber
Formation: 1752

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This is a list of the emirs of Kuwait. The Sabah dynasty came to power in 1752, before which date the Bani Khalid tribe ruled the region.

Rulers & Amirs of Kuwait, Al-Sabah dynasty

Name Term
Sheikh Sabah I bin Jaber 1752 - 1762
Sheikh Abdullah I Al-Sabah 1762 - 3 May 1814
Sheikh Jaber I Al-Sabah 1814 - 1859
Sheikh Sabah II Al-Sabah 1859 - November 1866
Sheikh Abdullah II Al-Sabah November 1866 - May 1892
Sheikh Muhammad I Al-Sabah May 1892 - May 17, 1896 (assassinated)
Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah,"the Great" May 18, 1896 - November 28, 1915
Sheikh Jaber II Al-Sabah November 28, 1915 - February 5, 1917
Sheikh Salim I Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah February 5, 1917 - February 22, 1921
Sheikh Ahmad I Al-Jaber Al-Sabah February 22, 1921 - January 29, 1950
Sheikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah January 29, 1950 - November 24, 1965 (became Amir on 19 Jun 1961)
Amir Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah November 24, 1965 - December 31, 1977
Emir Jaber III Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah December 31, 1977 - January 15, 2006 (with small interruption during the 1990 Gulf War)
Emir Saad I Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah January 15, 2006 - January 24, 2006 - Deposed by Parliament & abdicated simultaneously; died May 13, 2008
Emir Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah January 29, 2006 - Present

*The heir-apparent is Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

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