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Kuwait's Rulers

Ever since Sheikh Sabah the First assumed leadership of Kuwait in 1756, his descendants have ruled over the country unchallenged.

Some governed Kuwait for many years whilst others spent just a short time as ruler

Sheikh Sabah 1 Bin Jaber: 1756 - 1762.

Sheikh Abdallah I: 1762 -1812.

Sheikh Jaber I: 1812-1859.

Sheikh Sabah II: 1859- 1866.

Sheikh Abdallah II: 1866 -1892.

Sheikh Mohammad I: 1892 - 1896.

Sheikh Mubarak AI-Sabah: 1896 - 1915.

Sheikh Jaber II:1915-1917.

Sheikh Salem AI-Mubarak: 1917-1921.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: 1921 -1950

Sheikh Abdallah AI-Salem AI-Sabah: 1950 -1965.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah: 1965-1977.

Sheikh Jaber AI-Ahmed AI-Jaber AI-Sabah, 1977-2006.

The Father-Figure Shiekh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah
(15 January 2006 - 29 January 2006).

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait.