Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, GCB (Hon), GCMG (Hon) (29 May 1926 - 15 January 2006) (Arabic: جابر الأحمد الجابر الصباح‎) of the al-Sabah dynasty, was the Emir and thirteenth Sheikh of Kuwait, serving from 31 December 1977 until his death on 15 January 2006. The third monarch to rule Kuwait since its independence from Britain, Jaber had previously served as Minister of Finance and Economy from 1961 until 1965, when he was appointed Prime Minister prior to becoming Kuwait's ruler.

Jaber is most famous for having been monarch of Kuwait during the 1990–91 Iraqi invasion of his country, which led to the Gulf War in which his country was liberated by an international coalition acting under United Nations sanction, composed of troops from the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and France, together with forces from several Arab states.

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