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Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
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10th Ruler of Kuwait
Reign 29 March 1921 – 29 January 1950
Predecessor Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
Successor Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Born 1885
Sheikhdom of Kuwait
Died 29 January 1950(1950-01-29) (aged 64–65)
Spouse 15
Father Jaber II Al-Sabah

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.


Ahmad was the son of Jaber II Al-Sabah, who was 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 February 1921.

Ahmad was the lead cavalry commander, founder of the Military of Kuwait and the Directorate of Public Security Force. 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 following the Battle of Al-Regeai. He was the minister of finance from 1940 to 1950.

Personal life

Ahmad was married several times. Notable children include:

  • Sheikh Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1909–1975); 1st Defense Minister (1962–1964) to take charge of the Defense portfolio.
  • Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1926–2006); 13th Ruler and 3rd Emir of Kuwait (1977–2006).
  • Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1929–2020); 15th Ruler and 5th Emir of Kuwait (2006–2020).
  • Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (born 1937); Current Emir of Kuwait; 16th Ruler and 6th Emir of Kuwait (2020–present)
  • Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (born 1940), Current Crown Prince of Kuwait (2020–present); acting Minister (by protocol designation) and Deputy Commander of Kuwait National Guard.
  • Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1945–1990); commando officer in the Kuwait Armed Forces, killed battling in defense of Dasman Palace.
  • Sheikha Frayha Al-Ahmad (1944–2018); philanthropist.


Ahmad died in 1950 at Dasman Palace in Kuwait.

Honours and awards

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