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Farida of Egypt

1921 - 1988

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Farida (born Safinaz Zulficar Arabic: صافيناز ذوالفقار; 5 September 1921 – 16 October 1988) was the Queen of Egypt for nearly eleven years as the first wife of King Farouk. She was the first queen of Egypt since antiquity to have left seclusion and played a public representational role, attending public functions and acting as honorary protector of charities, in accordance with the modern image the monarchy wished to represent at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Farida of Egypt has received more than 240,965 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Farida of Egypt is the 319th most popular companion (up from 359th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 216th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Egyptian Companion.

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Among companions, Farida of Egypt ranks 319 out of 673Before her are Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Jeanne d'Évreux, Mary Todd Lincoln, Maria Cristina of Savoy, and Domitia Longina. After her are Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Adelaide of Aquitaine, Judith of Flanders, Draga Mašin, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany, and Constance of Castile.

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Among people born in 1921, Farida of Egypt ranks 74Before her are Louis Jourdan, Yitzhak Navon, Paul Watzlawick, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Jack Steinberger, and Iris Apfel. After her are Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Yuri Nikulin, Mario Lanza, Betty Friedan, Miklós Jancsó, and Moacir Barbosa Nascimento. Among people deceased in 1988, Farida of Egypt ranks 30Before her are André Frédéric Cournand, Tibor Sekelj, Paul Grice, Klaus Fuchs, Muzafer Sherif, and Franz Josef Strauss. After her are Hans Urs von Balthasar, Raj Kapoor, Hermann Graf, Richard S. Castellano, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, and Henryk Szeryng.

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Among people born in Egypt, Farida of Egypt ranks 203 out of 582Before her are Basilides (117), Amenhotep, son of Hapu (-1420), Dionysius Thrax (-170), Berenice III of Egypt (-120), Robert II, Count of Artois (1250), and Herihor (-1200). After her are Fuad II of Egypt (1952), Al-Maqrizi (1364), Neferure (-1500), Meketaten (-1348), Ahmed ‘Urabi (1841), and Psusennes II (-1100).


Among companions born in Egypt, Farida of Egypt ranks 10Before her are Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Tiye (-1398), Arsinoe II (-316), Meritamen (-1400), Nazli Sabri (1894), and Bintanath (-1300). After her are Meketaten (-1348), Tjuyu (-1401), Suzanne Mubarak (1941), Neferneferuaten Tasherit (-1400), Alia Al-Hussein (1948), and Narriman Sadek (1933).