Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Emir of KuwaitDied when: 64 years 263 days (776 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Sheikh Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (12 April 1913 – 31 December 1977) (Arabic: صباح السالم الصباح) was the second ruler of Kuwait after it gained independence from Great Britain, titled the Emir of the State of Kuwait and Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces from 24 November 1965 until his death in 1977.
The youngest son of Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Sabah succeeded his half-brother Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah upon his death in 1965.He suspended parliament in late August 1976 for four years, claiming it was acting against the nation.
He was the 12th ruler in the family dynasty.Prior to his ascension, Sabah served as the president of the Police Directorate from 1953 to 1959, President of the public health department from 1959 to 1961, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1962 to 1963, and Prime Minister of Kuwait from 1963 to 1965.
He was appointed as Crown Prince on 29 October 1962.