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 .
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.
- Marriage to his first wife (and cousin) Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Chalifa on October 9, 1968 in ar-Rifa , Bahrain. They have three sons and one daughter:
- Hamad has two sons with his second wife, Sheia bint Hassan Al Khrayyesh Al Ajmi from Kuwait:
- With his third wife, a daughter of Sheikh Faisal bin Muhammad bin Shuraim Al Marri , he has two daughters and a son who died in a car accident:
- Sheikhin Munira bint Hamad Al Chalifa (born September 23, 1990)
- Sheikh Faisal bin Hamad bin Isa Al Chalifa (* February 12, 1991, † January 12, 2006)
- Sheikhin Noura bint Hamad Al Chalifa (born November 6, 1993)
- With his fourth wife, a daughter of Jabor Al Naimi, he has a son and two daughters:
- Sheikh Sultan bin Hamad Al Khalifa
- Sheikhin Hessa bint Hamad Al Khalifa
- Sheikhin Rima bint Hamad Al Chalifa (* 2002)
Hamad, like the entire ruling house of Bahrain, is a Sunni Muslim.
- Hamad bin Isa al- Khalifa , in: Internationales Biographisches Archiv 11/2011 from March 15, 2011, in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely accessible)
- 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 .
Emir of Bahrain
King of Bahrain
|SURNAME||Al Khalifa, Hamad bin Isa|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Bahraini king|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 28, 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Riffa , Bahrain|