Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

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Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Chalifa ( Arabic حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة, DMG Ḥamad bin ʿĪsā Āl Ḫalīfa ; * January 28, 1950 in Riffa ) is the first king of Bahrain . In 1999, Hamad became the second emir of the state ruled by his family since 1783, and on February 14, 2002 he declared himself king .


He is the son of Emir Isa bin Salman Al Chalifa . He attended private schools in Great Britain and later military schools in the United Kingdom and the United States .

In 2002, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa took a clear stand in favor of US military action against Iraq . At the same time, he called on Iraq to implement the UN resolutions unconditionally.

Hamad was invited to the wedding of William Mountbatten-Windsor and Catherine Middleton in April 2011. However, since human rights activists had announced protests because of the bloody crackdown on the demonstrations in Bahrain , he declined the invitation at short notice. His presence at the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the throne of Queen Elizabeth II in May 2012 met with massive criticism from human rights activists.


Hamad has four wives and a total of twelve children, seven sons and five daughters.

Hamad, like the entire ruling house of Bahrain, is a Sunni Muslim.


1997 awarded him the United States Sports Academy in Daphne the honorary doctorate .


Individual evidence

  1. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-04-26/news/29475276_1_prince-salman-bin-hamad-royal-wedding-bogoda-seelawimala
  2. http://www.rp-online.de/gesellschaft/adel/die-queen-empfaengt-monarchen-aus-aller-welt-1.2837990#
  3. ^ Honorary Doctorates. (No longer available online.) In: ussa.edu. United States Sports Academy, archived from the original on May 4, 2014 ; accessed on May 4, 2014 .
predecessor Office successor
Isa II Emir of Bahrain
- King of Bahrain