List of emirs of Qatar
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This is a list of emirs of Qatar: The emirs of Qatar are members of the Al-Thani dynasty and the state of Qatar was founded in 1868 by Muhammad bin Thani as a kingdom. The house of Al-Thani is of Tammin descent and a typical Arabic polygamous house.
- Shaikh Muhammad bin Thani Ruler of Qatar (1868-1878) (first ruler)
- Shaikh Jasim bin Muhammad Al-Thani ruler of Qatar (1876-1913)
- Sheikh 'Abdu'llah bin Qasim Al-Thani (technically a "hakim" or "ruler") (1913-1949)
- Sheikh 'Ali bin 'Abdu'llah Al-Thani (1949-1960). ruler of Qatar.
- Sheikh Ahmad ibn 'Ali Al Thani (1960-1972)
- Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani (1972-1995)
- Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1995-present)