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". He was overthrown in the 1952 Coup d'etat, and forced to abdicate in favour of his infant son, Ahmed Fuad, who succeeded him as Fuad II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Farouk of Egypt has received more than 1,735,322 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Farouk of Egypt is the 841st most popular politician (up from 868th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Egypt and the 26th 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 841 out of 15,710Before him are Wangari Maathai, Eleanor of Austria, Childeric III, Anastasios II, Nader Shah, and Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Peter I of Serbia, Nikephoros II Phokas, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Jadwiga of Poland, Eduard Bernstein, and Stanisław Leszczyński.

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Among people born in 1920, Farouk of Egypt ranks 11Before him are Charles Bukowski, Ray Bradbury, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, and Mario Puzo. After him are Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Montgomery Clift, Éric Rohmer, and Gianni Rodari. Among people deceased in 1965, Farouk of Egypt ranks 9Before him are Le Corbusier, Albert Schweitzer, Syngman Rhee, Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, and Stan Laurel. After him are Eli Cohen, T. S. Eliot, Nat King Cole, Moshe Sharett, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, and Louise Mountbatten.

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Among people born in Egypt, Farouk of Egypt ranks 58 out of 520Before him are Manetho (-201), Ahmose I (-1560), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), and Moses in Islam (-1392). After him are Appian (95), Amenhotep II (-1401), Djedefre (-2600), Sextus Empiricus (160), Shoshenq I (-1000), and Constantine P. Cavafy (1863).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Farouk of Egypt ranks 26Before him are Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), Ahmose I (-1560), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), and Cleopatra I Syra (-204). After him are Amenhotep II (-1401), Djedefre (-2600), Shoshenq I (-1000), Cleopatra Selene II (-40), Psamtik I (-700), and Berenice IV of Egypt (-77).