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RULERS OF KUWAIT

Historians disagree about the exact date of the arrival of the Utub or Bani-Utbah in Kuwait. The Utub, who are a clan of the Anaza tribe to which Al-Sabah belong, migrated from Al-Aflag in Najd and eventually settled in Kuwait after a long migration. There was a consensus among the inhabitants of Kuwait to choose Sabah bin Jaber (1753) to administer justice and the affairs of the town, and settle the disputes of its inhabitants.

There have since been 14 rulers of Kuwait from the Al-Sabah family according to the following chronological order: 

 

1. Sheikh Sabah I bin Jaber

2. Sheikh Abdallah I

3. Sheikh Jaber

4. Sheikh Sabah II  

5. Sheikh Abdallah II

6. Sheikh Muhammad I

7. Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah

8. Sheikh Jaber II

9. Sheikh Salem Al Mubarak  

10. Sheikh Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah  

11. Sheikh Abdallah Al Salem Al Sabah

12 .Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah

13. Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah

14. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah

                                                                                                         

                                     

1756 - 1762    

1765 - 1812     

1 812 - 1859      

1859 - 1866  

1866 - 1892        

1892 - 1896       

1 896 - 1915  

1915 - 1917  

1917 - 1921  

1921 - 1950  

1950 - 1965  

1965 – 1977

1977 – 2006

The present ruler