Gamal Abdel Nasser

1918 - 1970

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Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein (15 January 1918 – 28 September 1970) was an Egyptian military officer and politician who served as the second president of Egypt from 1954 until his death in 1970. Nasser led the Egyptian revolution of 1952 and introduced far-reaching land reforms the following year. Following a 1954 attempt on his life by a Muslim Brotherhood member, he cracked down on the organization, put President Mohamed Naguib under house arrest and assumed executive office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gamal Abdel Nasser has received more than 7,184,886 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Gamal Abdel Nasser is the 160th most popular politician (up from 228th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 21st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Gamal Abdel Nasser was the second president of Egypt. He was most famous for being the leader of Egypt during the Suez Crisis and the Six-Day War.

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Among politicians, Gamal Abdel Nasser ranks 160 out of 19,576Before him are Shimon Peres, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Akbar, Deng Xiaoping, Mustafa I, and Orhan. After him are Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire, Cardinal Richelieu, Mehmed IV, Francis I of France, and Vespasian.

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Among people born in 1918, Gamal Abdel Nasser ranks 4Before him are Nelson Mandela, Ingmar Bergman, and Nicolae Ceaușescu. After him are Anwar Sadat, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Waldheim, Louis Althusser, Robert Wadlow, and Rita Hayworth. Among people deceased in 1970, Gamal Abdel Nasser ranks 4Before him are Charles de Gaulle, Janis Joplin, and Bertrand Russell. After him are António de Oliveira Salazar, Erich Maria Remarque, Abraham Maslow, Jimi Hendrix, Yukio Mishima, Max Born, Sukarno, and Alexander Kerensky.

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Among people born in Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser ranks 15 out of 642Before him are Hypatia (350), Anthony the Great (251), Origen (185), Joshua (-1355), Catherine of Alexandria (287), and Hatshepsut (-1507). After him are Plotinus (203), Anwar Sadat (1918), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Amenhotep III (-1403), Imhotep (-2800), and Hagar (-1800).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser ranks 5Before him are Cleopatra (-69), Yasser Arafat (1929), Akhenaten (-1400), and Hatshepsut (-1507). After him are Anwar Sadat (1918), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Amenhotep III (-1403), Rudolf Hess (1894), Khafra (-2550), Ay (-1380), and Horemheb (-1319).