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Kuwait:
Rulers of Kuwait

(1752 - Present)


Kuwait: Table of Contents | The Gulf War | CIA Factbook


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Sheiks, since 1961 Emirs

Sheikh Abu Abdullah Sabah ibn Jabir Al Sabah (d. 1762)
1752-1762
Abdullah ibn Sabah Al Sabah (1740-1814)
1762-02/1814
Jabir ibn Abdullah Al Sabah (1770-1859)
02/1814-1859
Sabah ibn Jabir Al Sabah (1810-1866)
1859-11/1866
Abdullah ibn Sabah Al Sabah (d. 1892)
11/1866-5/1892
Muhammad ibn Sabah Al Sabah (d. 1896)
05/1892-5/18/1896
Mubarak al-Lahab ibn Sabah Al Sabah (1837-1915)
5/18/1896-11/29/1915
Jabir Al Mubarak Al Sabah (1860-1917)
11/29/1915-2/5/1917
Salim Al Mubarak Al Sabah (1864-1921)
2/5/1917-2/27/1921
Ahmad Al Jabir Al Sabah (1885-1950)
2/27/1921-2/25/1950
Abdullah as-Salim as Sabah (1899-1965)
2/25/1950-11/24/1965
Sabah as-Salim as Sabah (1913-1977)
11/24/1965-12/31/1977
Jaber as-Ahmad al Jaber as Sabah (1928)
1/1/1978-1/15/2006
Sheik Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah
1/16/2006-January 2006
Sheik Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah January 2006- Present

Prime Ministers

Jaber as-Ahmad al Jaber as Sabah (b. 1928)
1/17/1962-2/2/1963
Sabah as-Salim as Sabah (1913-1977)
2/2/1963-11/24/1965
Jaber as-Ahmad al Jaber as Sabah (2nd term)
11/24/1965-12/31/1977
Saad al Abdullah al-Salam as-Sabah (b. 1930)
2/8/1978-7/13/2003
Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jabir Al Sabah (b. 1929)
7/13/2003-January 2006
Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah January 2006 - December 2011
Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad Al-Sabah December 2011 - Present

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