Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

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Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
أحمد الجابر الصباح.jpg
Reign29 March 1921 – 29 January 1950
PredecessorSalim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
Successor1st Emir Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Born1885
Died29 January 1950(1950-01-29) (aged 64–65)
FatherJaber II Al-Sabah

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1885 – 29 January 1950) (Arabic: الشيخ أحمد الجابر الصباح‎) was the tenth ruler of Kuwait, from 29 March 1921 until his death on 29 January 1950.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ahmad is the son of Jaber II Al-Sabah, who is the eighth Ruler of Kuwait between 1915 and 1917. He rose to power after the death of his uncle Salem Al-Sabah, the ninth ruler of Kuwait, in 1921.

Ahmad was the lead cavalry commander, founder of the Military of Kuwait and the Directorate of Public Security Force.[2][3] Ahmad tasked his defense cavalry and infantry to Sheikh Ali Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in the early 1920s and transferred the command of defense cavalry and infantry to Sheikh Abdullah Jaber Al-Abdullah II Al-Sabah[2][4][5] following the Battle of Al-Regeai.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmad was married several times.[6] His prominent children:

Death[edit]

Ahmad died in 1950 at Kuwait's Dasman Palace.

Titles[edit]

  • 1885–1921: Sheikh Ahmad bin Jabir Al-Sabah
  • 1921–1922: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies
  • 1922–1929: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, CIE
  • 1929–1930: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, CSI, CIE
  • 1930–1937: His Excellency Sheikh Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCIE, CSI
  • 1937–1944: His Highness Sheikh Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCIE, CSI
  • 1944–1950: His Highness Sheikh Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCSI, KCIE

Honours and awards[edit]

Arab and non-Arab honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Ark
  2. ^ a b Kuwait National Guard Archives, Early Defense Cavalry & Infantry; Retrieved March 3, 2015 (Arabic Read)
  3. ^ Kuwait National Guard Archives, Early Defense Cavalry & Infantry led by His Highness Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Archived 5 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.; Retrieved March 4, 2015 (Arabic Read)
  4. ^ Kuwait National Guard Archives, Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and Sheikh Abdullah Jaber Al-Abdullah II Al-Sabah with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia; Retrieved March 4, 2015 (Arabic Read)
  5. ^ His Highness the Emir sponsors Sheikh Abdullah Jaber Al-Abdullah II Al-Sabah "U.N.E.S.C.O (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) Award Ceremony"
  6. ^ Offspring of His Highness Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Royal Ark, Al-Sabah Dynasty Genealogy
  7. ^ List of Kuwait Defense Ministers (in Arabic)
  8. ^ "Profile: Sheikh Sabah Al Sabah". BBC. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  9. ^ "- KUWAIT NATIONAL GUARD - الحرس الوطني الكويتي -". Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  10. ^ Profile & Accomplishments of Kuwait National Guard Deputy Commander and acting Minister by Government Protocol; His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Retrieved March 3, 2015 (Arabic Read)
  11. ^ "When our flag lost its sky … and only hearts remembered". Arab Times. 1 July 2013.
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Born: 1885 Died: 29 January 1950
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
Sheikh of Kuwait
1921–1950
Succeeded by
Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah