Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah

Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah (Arabic: الشيخ سالم المبارك الصباح; born 1864 – 23 February 1921) was the ninth ruler of Kuwait.[1]

Salem Mubarak Al-Sabah
سالم المبارك الصباح
His Highness
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9th Ruler of Kuwait
Reign5 February 1917 – 23 February 1921
PredecessorJaber II Al-Sabah
SuccessorAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sheikhdom of Kuwait
Died23 February 1921(1921-02-23) (aged 56–57)
Kuwait City
FatherMubarak Al-Sabah
MotherShekha bint Duaij Al-Sabah[citation needed]

He was the second son of Mubarak Al-Sabah and is the ancestor of the Al-Salem branch of the Al-Sabah family. He ruled from 5 February 1917 to 23 February 1921. He succeeded his brother Jaber II Al-Sabah upon his death.[citation needed] Prior to his ascension, Salim served as the governor of Kuwait City from 1915 to 1917 and was the lead cavalry and infantry commander of defense and security forces during the 1920 Battle of Jahra. Following his death in February 1921 Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah became the ruler.[2]


  1. ^ Khalid Abdullah Krairi (October 2016). "John Philby and his political roles in the Arabian Peninsula, 1917-1953" (PhD Thesis). University of Birmingham. p. 200. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ Anthony B. Toth (2005). "Tribes and Tribulations: Bedouin Losses in the Saudi and Iraqi Struggles Over Kuwait's Frontiers, 1921–1943". British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 32 (2): 145–167. doi:10.1080/13530190500281424. S2CID 154636834.
Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
Born: 1864 Died: 22 February 1921
Regnal titles
Preceded by Sheikh of Kuwait
Succeeded by