Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani

former Emir of Qatar

Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani GCB GCMG[1] (17 September 1932 – 23 October 2016; Arabic خليفة بن حمد آل ثاني) was the Emir of Qatar from 27 February 1972 until he was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa on 27 June 1995.[2]

Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
Emir of Qatar
Reign22 February 1972 – 27 June 1995
PredecessorAhmad ibn 'Ali Al Thani
SuccessorHamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Born(1932-09-17)17 September 1932
Rayyan, Qatar
Died23 October 2016(2016-10-23) (aged 84)
Doha, Qatar
HouseHouse of Thani
FatherHamad bin Abdullah Al Thani
ReligionSunni Islam

Khalifa died at the age of 84 on 23 October 2016 in Doha, Qatar after being hospitalized for a week.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Qatar: The Al-Thani Dynasty". The Royal Ark. p. 7.
  2. "Thani, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-". Hutchinson Encyclopedia. Farlex.
  3. "Qatar: Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani passes away". Al Jazeera. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016.