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Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة
King of Bahrain
Reign 6 March 1999 – present
Predecessor Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah
Issue
Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifah
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Khalifah
Najla bint Hamad Al Khalifah
Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifah
Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifah
Noora bint Hamad Al Khalifah
Munira bint Hamad Al Khalifah
Hessa bint Hamad Al Khalifah
Sultan bin Hamad Al Khalifah
Reema bint Hamad Al Khalifah
Faisal bin Hamad Al Khalifah
Father Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah
Mother Hessa bint Salman Al Khalifa
Born 28 December 1948 (1948-12-28) (age 61)
Riffa, Bahrain
Religion Sunni Islam

His Majesty King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, KCMG (Arabic: حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة‎) (born 28 December 1950, Riffa, Bahrain) is the current King of Bahrain (since 2002), having previously been its Emir (from 1999). He is the son of Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, the previous emir.

For his secondary schooling, he attended the The Leys School, Cambridge, England. He later attended military colleges in the United Kingdom (including Sandhurst) and the United States (including Fort Leavenworth).[1]

Al Khalifah has great interest in preserving heritage and continues to indulge in a number of sports activities and hobbies including falconry, golf, fishing, tennis and football. His keen interest in Arabian horses caused him to establish the Amiri stables in June 1977 which was registered in the World Arabian Horses Organization in September 1978.

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Reign

Upon succeeding his father, King Hamad brought in sweeping political reforms to the Kingdom which included the release of all political prisoners, granting women the right to vote, and holding elections for parliament. The reforms were described by Amnesty International as representing a "historic period of human rights."[2] The country was declared a kingdom in 2002. It formerly was considered an emirate and officially called a "state." In 2002, he took a stance opposing any 'unilateral' military action by the United States against Iraq.

Family

He and his wife, Queen Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, have four living children:

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Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah
Born: 28 January 1950
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Isa ibn Salman al-Khalifa
Emir of Bahrain
1999 – 2002
Succeeded by
Himself
As King of Bahrain
Preceded by
Himself
As Emir of Bahrain
King of Bahrain
2002 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Designated heir:
Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

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