The Most Famous

POLITICIANS from Qatar

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This page contains a list of the greatest Qatari Politicians. The pantheon dataset contains 15,710 Politicians, 9 of which were born in Qatar. This makes Qatar the birth place of the 144th most number of Politicians behind Kuwait and Liberia.

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The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Qatari Politicians of all time. This list of famous Qatari Politicians is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1952 - )

With an HPI of 70.33, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is the most famous Qatari Politician.  His biography has been translated into 50 different languages on wikipedia.

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani (Arabic: الشيخ حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني‎; born 1 January 1952) is a member of the ruling Al Thani Qatari royal family. He was the ruling Emir of Qatar from 1995 to 2013. The Qatari government now refers to him as His Highness the Father Emir.Hamad seized power in a bloodless palace coup d'état in 1995. During his 18-year rule, Qatar's natural gas production reached 77 million tonnes, making Qatar the richest country in the world per capita with the average income in the country US$86,440 a year per person. During his reign, several sports and diplomatic events took place in Qatar, including the 2006 Asian Games, 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, Doha Agreement, Fatah–Hamas Doha Agreement, and it was decided that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in the country. He established the Qatar Investment Authority. By 2013, it had invested over $100 billion around the world, most prominently in The Shard, Barclays Bank, Heathrow Airport, Harrods, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Volkswagen, Siemens and Royal Dutch Shell.During Hamad's rule, Qatar hosted two US military bases. It also maintained close relations with Iran. He supported and funded rebel movements, particularly in Libya and Syria during the Arab Spring, while maintaining political stability at home. The Sheikh founded news media group Al Jazeera, through which he maintained his influence over the Arab world. He also played a part in negotiations between the US and the Taliban. In June 2013, Hamad, in a brief televised address, announced that he would hand power to his fourth son, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

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2. Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani (1932 - 2016)

With an HPI of 67.50, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani is the 2nd most famous Qatari Politician.  His biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani (17 September 1932 – 23 October 2016; Arabic: خليفة بن حمد آل ثاني‎) was the Emir of Qatar from 27 February 1972 until he was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa on 27 June 1995. He died under his grandson, the current Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

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3. Moza bint Nasser (1959 - )

With an HPI of 63.46, Moza bint Nasser is the 3rd most famous Qatari Politician.  Her biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Sheikha Moza bint Nasser (Arabic: موزة بنت ناصر المسند‎, born in Al Khor, Qatar on 15 January 1959) is the consort of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of the State of Qatar. Sheikha Moza is co-founder and chairperson of the Qatar Foundation.

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4. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (1980 - )

With an HPI of 62.83, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the 4th most famous Qatari Politician.  His biography has been translated into 53 different languages.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (Arabic: تميم بن حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني‎; born 3 June 1980) is the Emir of Qatar. He is the fourth son of the previous Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Tamim has held a variety of government posts within Qatar and has been at the forefront of efforts to promote sports and healthy living within the country. As of 2018, Tamim is the youngest reigning monarch among the GCC countries.

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5. Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani (1920 - 1977)

With an HPI of 62.50, Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani is the 5th most famous Qatari Politician.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, (1922 – 25 November 1977) (Arabic: أحمد بن علي بن عبد الله بن جاسم بن محمد آل ثاني‎), also known as Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani for short, was the Emir of Qatar who ruled from 1960 to 1972. Qatar's financial status witnessed significant improvements during his reign as a result of the enrichment and discovery of several new oil fields. Qatar also gained its independence as a sovereign state in September 1971 under his rule. He was deposed in February 1972 by his cousin, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.

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6. Mohammed bin Thani (1788 - 1878)

With an HPI of 62.43, Mohammed bin Thani is the 6th most famous Qatari Politician.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Thani (Arabic: محمد بن ثاني‎; c. 1788 – 18 December 1878), also known as Mohammed bin Thani bin Mohammed Al Thamir (Arabic: محمد بن ثاني بن محمد آل ثامر‎), was the first Hakim (ruler) of the whole Qatari Peninsula, following his predecessor, his father, tribal leader Sheikh Thani bin Mohammed Al Thamir. He is known for being the father of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, the founder of Qatar and who fended off the Ottoman army in the late 19th century.

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7. Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani (1959 - )

With an HPI of 59.98, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani is the 7th most famous Qatari Politician.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Mohammed bin Thani Al Thani (born 11 January 1959 or 30 August 1959) (Arabic: حمد بن جاسم بن جبر آل ثاني) is a Qatari politician. He was the Prime Minister of Qatar from 3 April 2007 to 26 June 2013, and foreign minister from 11 January 1992 to 26 June 2013.

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8. Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (1960 - )

With an HPI of 59.81, Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani is the 8th most famous Qatari Politician.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (born 1960) (Arabic: عبد الله بن ناصر بن خليفة آل ثاني‎) is a Qatari politician, who served as the Prime Minister of Qatar from 26 June 2013 until his resignation on 28 January 2020. A member of the ruling family, he was Minister of State for Internal Affairs from 2005 to 2013.

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9. Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani (1959 - )

With an HPI of 55.56, Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani is the 9th most famous Qatari Politician.  His biography has been translated into 17 different languages.

Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani (عبد الله بن خليفة آل ثاني) (born 11 February 1958, in Doha) was Prime Minister of Qatar from 29 October 1996 to 3 April 2007. He served as an advisor to the Emir and often represented him at ceremonial events and receptions.

Pantheon has 9 people classified as politicians born between 1788 and 1980. Of these 9, 6 (66.67%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living politicians include Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Moza bint Nasser, and Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The most famous deceased politicians include Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani, and Mohammed bin Thani. As of October 2020, 1 new politicians have been added to Pantheon including Mohammed bin Thani.

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