QATAR

The Al-Thani Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1972 - 1995 H.H. Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, GCB (c 12.11.1985), GCMG (21.2.1979). b. at Al-Rayyan, January 1932, fourth son of H.e. Shaikh Hamad bin ‘Abdu’lah Al-Thani, Heir Apparent and Deputy Ruler of Qatar, by his third wife, a sister of Nasser al-Attiya, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Presumptive by his grandfather, 30th June 1948. Appointed as Heir Apparent and Deputy Ruler, 24th October 1960. Minister for Education 1957-1960, Finance 1960-1972, Petroleum 1970-1972, and Foreign Affairs 1971-1972, Prime Minister 1970-1977. Chair Provisional Confederation Brd of the Arab Gulf States 1968, and Investment Brd. 1972. Succeeded on the deposition of his cousin, 22nd February 1972. Deposed in favour of his eldest son, 27th May 1995. Rcvd: the Collars of the Orders of the Republic of Egypt (5.6.1971), Honour of the Sudan (29.4.1972), Badr al-Kubra of Saudi Arabia (1.5.1973), Nile of Egypt (24.8.1973), Husain ibn Ali of Jordan (18.7.1974), Independence of Tunisia (22.7.1975), Muhammadiya of Morocco (24.7.1975), Pahlavi of Iran (13.11.1975), Mubarak the Great of Kuwait (15.2.1982), and the  Chrysanthemum of Japan (23.4.1984), GC of the Orders of Muaritania (x.5.1974), the Legion of Honour of France (27.10.1975), Lion of Senegal (20.11.1975), Isabella the Catholic of Spain (3.11.1980), Merit of the Lebanon (extraordinaire) (22.6.1986), and Merit of the Republic of Italy (15.1.1992), the Civil Order of Oman 1st class (20.12.1975), Liberator Simon Bolivar of Venezuela (21.4.1977), Anapurna 1st class of Indonesia (12.10.1977), the Order of Pakistan 1st class (Nishan-i-Pakistan) (16.4.1984), and the Grand Order of Mugunghwa of Korea (21.4.1984). m. (first) Shaikha Aisha bint Hamad Al-Attiya (d. in childbirth, at Doha, 1st January 1952). m. (second) Shaikha Amina bint Hasan al-Suwaidi, daughter of Shaikh Hasan bin ‘Abdu’llah al-Suwaidi. m. (third) Shaikha Rawhda bint Jasim bint Jabor Al-Thani (d. January 1998), daughter of Shaikh Jasim bin Jabor Al-Thani, by his wife, Shaikha Sheikha bint Ibrahim Al-Nasir. m. (fourth) 1976, Shaikha Mooza bint ‘Ali Al-Thani (b. 1939; d. at Doha, 13th October 2004), daughter of Shaikh ‘Ali bin Saud bin ‘Abdu’l-Aziz Al-Thani. He had issue, five sons and thirteen daughters:
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1995 - 2013 H.H. Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani [Abu Mashal], Amir of the State of Qatar, GCB (c 26.10.2010), GCMG (22.7.1997, KCMG 21.2.1979). b. at Doha, 1st January 1952, second son of H.H. Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, GCB, GCMG, by his first wife, Shaikha Aisha bint Hamad Al-Attiya, educ. RMA Sandhurst. Cmsnd as Lieut-Col Qatar Armed Forces 1971, c/o 1st Mobile Regt 1971-1972, prom Maj-Gen 1972, C-in-C 1972-1995, Minister for Defence 1977-1995, Chair Supreme Council for Youth Welfare 1979-1991 and the Higher Planning Council 1989-1995, Prime Minister 1995-1996. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Crown Prince and the personal style of His Highness 30th May 1977. Installed as Amir of the State of Qatar following the deposition of his father, 27th June 1995. Abdicated in favour of his fourth son by his second wife, 25th June 2013. Styled His Highness the Amir Father since then. Rcvd: the Collars of the Orders of Hussein ibn Ali (1995) of the Jordan, Mubarak the Great of Kuwait, the Republic of the Yemen (5.8.2000), Mohammadiya of Morocco (2002, GC 1981), and Lakandula of the Philippines (11.4.2012), the Civil Order of Oman 1st class (1995, 2nd class 1975), GC of the Orders of the Nile of Egypt (1976), the Seventh of November of Tunisia (1997), Legion of Honour of France (2.6.1998, GO 1980), the Lion of Senegal (11.6.1998), Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (27.5.1999), the Cedars of the Lebanon (8.8.1999), Merit of the Republic of Italy with collar (26.4.2000), the White Rose of Finland with collar (22.4.2007), Redeemer of Greece (20.6.2007), Merit of the Dominican Republic (5.11.2008), the Liberator Simon Bolivar of Venezuela (23.1.2010), and the Netherlands Lion (9.3.2011), GO of the Order of the Merit of the Lebanon (1986), the Orders of King ‘Abdu’l-Aziz of Saudi Arabia (1976), Diagam Tanda Kehormatan of Indonesia (1977), Francisco de Miranda of Venezuela (1977), Pakistan 1st class (Nishan-i-Pakistan) (6.4.1999), National Star of Rumania (24.10.1999), José Marti of Cuba (14.9.2000), the Great Star of the Ivory Coast (2002), “Stara Planina” 1st class of Bulgaria (7.11.2007), Temasek 1st class of Singapore (16.3.2009), DMN of Malaysia (13.12.2010), etc. m. (first) Shaikha Mariam bint Muhammad Al-Thani, daughter of his first cousin, Shaikh Muhammad bin Hamad bin ‘Abdu’llah Al-Thani. m. (second) at Doha, 1977, H.H. Shaikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Misnad, DBE (c 26.10.2010) (b. at Al-Khor, Qatar, 1959), educ. Qatar Public Univ (BA Sociology 1986), Presdt of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs since 1998, Chair Qatar Fndn for Education, Science and Community Development since 1995, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, “Your Link”, Arab Democracy Fndn since 2007, Vice-Chair Supreme Council for Education since 2002, UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic & Higher Education 2003, Mbr Acad des Beaux-Arts (France) 2009, and UN High Level Group on the Alliance of Civilizations, Hon Dr (Humane Letters) Virginia Commonwealth Univ (2003), Univ of Texas, Landam, Carnegie-Mellon Univ, and Georgetown Univ, Washington DC, etc, rcvd: GC of the Order Merit of the Republic of Italy (12.11.2007), daughter of Shaikh Nasser bin ‘Abdu’llah bin ‘Ali al-Misnad. m. (third) after 1989, H.H. Shaikha Noura bint Khalid Al-Thani, daughter of H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani, sometime Minister of the Interior. He has issue, eleven sons and thirteen daughters:
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2013 H.H. Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar. b. at Doha, 3rd June 1980, fourth son of H.H. Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani [Abu Mashal], Amir of the State of Qatar, GCB, GCMG, by his second wife, H.H. Shaikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Misnad, DBE, educ. Sherborne Sch, Dorset, Harrow Sch, Mdsx, and RMA Sandhurst. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut Qatar Armed Forces 1998. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Crown Prince and style of His Highness 5th August 2003. Deputy C-in-C Qatar Armed Forces 2003-2013. Chair Supreme Councils for the Environment and Natural Reserves, for Education, and for Information & Communication Technology. Chair Public Works Authority, Urban Planning & Development Authority, Qatar Investment Authority, the Board of Regents of Qatar Univ, and Doha Asian Games Organising Cttee (DAGOC) 2006. Presdt Qatar National Olympic Cttee. Deputy Chair Ruling Family Council and Supreme Cttee for Co-ordination & Follow Up 2003-2013. Vice-Presdt Supreme Council for Economic Affairs & Investment 2003-2013. Head of Doha 2020 Olympic Bid Cttee. Mbr International Olympic Cttee (IOC), “Sports for All”, etc. Succeeded on the abdication of his father and formally installed as Amir of the State of Qatar, at Doha, 25th June 2013. Rcvd: the Collar of Merit of the State of Qatar (5.8.2003), and the Collars of the Shaikh Zaid bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Order of Honour of the UAE (6.1.2005), and Mubarak the Great of Kuwait (28.10.2013), the Orders of Khalifa Distinguished Class of Bahrain (23.2.2004), Nila Utama 1st class of Singapore (16.3.2009), GO of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France (4.2.2010), etc. m. (first) at Al-Wajbah Palace, Doha, 8th January 2005, H.H. Shaikha Jawahar bint Hamad Al-Thani, Chief Patron Hima Fund, Patron ‘My Country‘s Bird’ Project, etc, daughter of H.E. Shaikh Hamad bin Suhaim bin Hamad bin ‘Abdu’llah Al-Thani, sometime Minister of State without portfolio, by his first wife, Shaikha Hessa bint Ahmad Al-Thani daughter of Shaikh Ahmad bin Saif Al-Thani. m. (second) at Doha, 3rd March 2009, Shaikha Al-Anoud bint Mana Al-Hajri (b. 1990), daughter of H.E. Mana bin ‘Abdu’l Hadi Al-Hajri, sometime Qatari Ambassador to Jordan. m. (third) 2014, a lady from the Al-Dosari family. m. (fourth) another lady from the Al-Thani family. He has issue, two sons and three daughters:
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