'Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah

Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
أحمد الجابر الصباح
أحمد الجابر الصباح.jpg
10th Ruler of Kuwait
Reign29 March 1921 – 29 January 1950
Sheikhdom of Kuwait
PredecessorSalim I
SuccessorAbd Allah III
Sheikhdom of Kuwait
Died29 January 1950(1950-01-29) (aged 64–65)
Kuwait City
SpouseBazba bint Salim al-Sabah (Bibi Mariam)
Hussa bint Ibrahim al-Ghanim
Nura al-Tahus
Munira al-Ayyar
Delal al-Mutalaqqim
Mariam bint Murait al-Huwailah
IssueAbd Allah
Jabir III
Sabah IV
Nawaf I
FatherJabir II

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


Ahmad was the son of Jaber II Al-Sabah, who was the eighth ruler of the Sheikhdom of Kuwait between 1915 and 1917. He succeeded his uncle Salem Al-Sabah, the ninth ruler of the Sheikhdom of Kuwait, in February 1921.[1]

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 1928 Battle of Al-Regeai.

In 1936 the Palestinian authorities asked financial aid from Ahmad Al Jaber, but he refused the demand and also banned the Kuwaiti royals and other leading figures from helping the Palestinians.[6] During his last period of his reign he was the minister of finance from 1940 to 1950.[7]

Personal life[]

Ahmad was married several times.[8] Notable children include:


Ahmad died in 1950 at Dasman Palace in Kuwait.[15]

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  1. ^ a b Anthony B. Toth (2005). "Tribes and Tribulations: Bedouin Losses in the Saudi and Iraqi Struggles Over Kuwait's Frontiers, 1921–1943". British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 32 (2): 145–167. doi:10.1080/13530190500281424. S2CID 154636834.
  2. ^ a b Kuwait National Guard Archives, Early Defense Cavalry & Infantry; Retrieved 3 March 2015 (Arabic)
  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 4 March 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 4 March 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. ^ Rosamarie Said Zahlan (2009). Palestine and the Gulf States. The Presence at the Table (PDF). New York and London: Routledge. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-415-80496-7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 July 2021.
  7. ^ "وزارة المالية - دولة الكويت". www.mof.gov.kw.
  8. ^ A.de L. Rush (ed.), Ruling Families of Arabia. Kuwait: The Ruling Family of Al-Sabah. Archive Editions, Archive International Group, Melksham, Oxon. 1991.
  9. ^ List of Kuwait Defense Ministers (in Arabic)
  10. ^ "Profile: Sheikh Sabah Al Sabah". BBC. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf nominates Sheikh Mishal as crown prince". Gulf News. 7 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Kuwait National Guard الحرس الوطني الكويتي–-". Archived from the original on 16 July 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  13. ^ Profile & Accomplishments of Kuwait National Guard Deputy Commander and acting Minister by Government Protocol Archived 19 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine; His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah; Retrieved 3 March 2015 (Arabic Read)
  14. ^ "When our flag lost its sky … and only hearts remembered". Arab Times. 1 July 2013.
  15. ^ Ismael, Jacqueline S. (1993). Kuwait : dependency and class in a rentier state ([2nd ed.] ed.). Gainesville: University Press of Florida. ISBN 0-8130-1186-8. OCLC 26800682.

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Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Born: 1885 Died: 29 January 1950
Regnal titles
Preceded by Sheikh of Kuwait
Succeeded by