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Farouk of Egypt

1920 - 1965

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Farouk I (; Arabic: فاروق الأول Fārūq al-Awwal; 11 February 1920 – 18 March 1965) was the tenth ruler of Egypt from the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the penultimate King of Egypt and the Sudan, succeeding his father, Fuad I, in 1936. His full title was "His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and the Sudan". As king, Farouk was known for his extravagant playboy lifestyle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Farouk of Egypt has received more than 2,116,593 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Farouk of Egypt is the 717th most popular politician (up from 840th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 58th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Egyptian Politician.

Farouk was the last king of Egypt and is most famous for being overthrown by a military coup d'état in 1952.

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Among politicians, Farouk of Egypt ranks 717 out of 15,577Before him are Constantine I of Greece, Henry I of France, Jair Bolsonaro, Peter I of Serbia, Burhanuddin Rabbani, and Mahathir Mohamad. After him are Artemisia I of Caria, Béla IV of Hungary, Hugo Chávez, Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Alexander Lukashenko, and Shunzhi Emperor.

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Among people born in 1920, Farouk of Egypt ranks 10Before him are Charles Bukowski, Yul Brynner, Frank Herbert, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, and Ray Bradbury. After him are Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Mario Puzo, Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, Éric Rohmer, and Melina Mercouri. Among people deceased in 1965, Farouk of Egypt ranks 6Before him are Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, and Syngman Rhee. After him are Martin Buber, Stan Laurel, Eli Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham, Louise Mountbatten, and Edward Victor Appleton.

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Among people born in Egypt, Farouk of Egypt ranks 50 out of 582Before him are Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Umm Kulthum (1898), Khufu (-2700), Manetho (-201), and Smenkhkare (-1400). After him are Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), Moses in Islam (-1392), Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), and Tiye (-1398).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Farouk of Egypt ranks 22Before him are Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Khufu (-2700), and Smenkhkare (-1400). After him are Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Sneferu (-2700), Amenhotep II (-1401), Ptolemy VI Philometor (-184), and Cleopatra Selene II (-40).