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Anwar Sadat

1918 - 1981

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Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat (25 December 1918 – 6 October 1981) was an Egyptian politician and military officer who served as the third president of Egypt, from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a senior member of the Free Officers who overthrew King Farouk in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and a close confidant of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, under whom he served as Vice President twice and whom he succeeded as president in 1970. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anwar Sadat has received more than 4,110,291 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 98 in 2019). Anwar Sadat is the 226th most popular politician (down from 199th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 19th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Anwar Sadat was the president of Egypt from 1970 to 1981. He was most famous for signing a peace treaty with Israel in 1979.

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Among politicians, Anwar Sadat ranks 226 out of 15,577Before him are Napoleon II, Paul I of Russia, Harald V of Norway, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, David Ben-Gurion, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. After him are Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Domitian, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Edward VI of England, and Odoacer.

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Among people born in 1918, Anwar Sadat ranks 4Before him are Nelson Mandela, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and Ingmar Bergman. After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Robert Wadlow, Rita Hayworth, Ken Miles, Louis Althusser, and Helmut Schmidt. Among people deceased in 1981, Anwar Sadat ranks 2Before him is Bob Marley. After him are Jacques Lacan, Albert Speer, Moshe Dayan, Eugenio Montale, Natalie Wood, William Wyler, Max Euwe, Soong Ching-ling, Frederica of Hanover, and Hans Adolf Krebs.

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Among people born in Egypt, Anwar Sadat ranks 20 out of 582Before him are Origen (185), Anthony the Great (251), Imhotep (-2800), Plotinus (203), Rudolf Hess (1894), and Hosni Mubarak (1928). After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Nefertari (-1290), Dalida (1933), Hagar (-1800), Diophantus (201), and Seti I (-1323).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Anwar Sadat ranks 9Before him are Akhenaten (-1400), Yasser Arafat (1929), Hatshepsut (-1507), Amenhotep III (-1403), Rudolf Hess (1894), and Hosni Mubarak (1928). After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Seti I (-1323), Khafra (-2550), Caesarion (-47), Menkaure (-2001), and Horemheb (-1319).