Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

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Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sheikh Sabah IV (cropped).jpg
Emir of Kuwait
Reign29 January 2006 – 29 September 2020
PredecessorSaad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
SuccessorNawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Prime Ministers
Prime Minister of Kuwait
Reign13 July 2003 – 29 January 2006
PredecessorSaad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
SuccessorNasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Born(1929-06-16)16 June 1929
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Died29 September 2020(2020-09-29) (aged 91)
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
SpouseFatuwah bint Salman Al-Sabah (Died 1990)
IssueSheikh Nasser (deceased)
Sheikh Hamed
Sheikh Ahmed (deceased)
Sheikha Salwa (deceased)
HouseHouse of Al-Sabah
FatherAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
MotherMunira Al-Ayyar

Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah GCB (Hon) (Arabic: الشيخ صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح; 16 June 1929 – 29 September 2020)[1] was the 5th Emir of Kuwait and the Commander of the Military of Kuwait. He was sworn in on 29 January 2006 after confirmation by the National Assembly of Kuwait.[2]

In July 2020, Al-Sabah was hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and had surgery.[3][4] He died on 29 September 2020, aged 91.[5][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Profile of Sabah IV Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  2. "The Kuwait Succession Crisis and the New Leadership". The Estimate. 27 February 2006. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2006.
  3. "US flies Kuwait emir, 91, to Minnesota after surgery at home". Associated Press. 23 July 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Kuwait's Leader, Dies at 91". The New York Times. 29 September 2020.
  5. "Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91". Al Jazeera. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.

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