Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani

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Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
Emir of Qatar
Reign22 February 1972 – 27 June 1995
PredecessorAhmad ibn 'Ali Al Thani
SuccessorHamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Born(1932-09-17)17 September 1932
Rayyan, Qatar
Died23 October 2016(2016-10-23) (aged 84)
Doha, Qatar
HouseHouse of Thani
FatherHamad bin Abdullah Al Thani
ReligionSunni Islam

Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani GCB GCMG[1] (17 September 1932 – 23 October 2016; Arabic خليفة بن حمد آل ثاني) was the Emir of Qatar from 27 February 1972 until he was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa on 27 June 1995.[2]

Khalifa died at the age of 84 on 23 October 2016 in Doha, Qatar after being hospitalized for a week.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Qatar: The Al-Thani Dynasty". The Royal Ark. p. 7.
  2. "Thani, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-". Hutchinson Encyclopedia. Farlex.
  3. "Qatar: Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani passes away". Al Jazeera. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016.