Mohamed Hassanein Heikal

1923 - 2016

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (Arabic: محمد حسنين هيكل‎‎; 23 September 1923 – 17 February 2016) was an Egyptian journalist. For 17 years (1957–1974), he was editor-in-chief of the Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram and has been a commentator on Arab affairs for more than 50 years.Heikal articulated the thoughts of President Gamal Abdel Nasser earlier in his career. He worked as a ghostwriter for the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and represented the ideology of pan-Arabism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed Hassanein Heikal has received more than 94,991 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 41st most popular journalist.

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Among journalists, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal ranks 41 out of 100Before him are Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Selma Rıza, François Mignet, James Nachtwey, Eve Arnold, and Pavlo Chubynsky. After him are Jon Ola Sand, William Wilson, Mauricio Funes, Marion Dönhoff, Veronica Guerin, and Marie Colvin.

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Among people born in 1923, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal ranks 164Before him are Inge Morath, Savka Dabčević-Kučar, Linda Darnell, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Gustavo Rojo, and Estelle Getty. After him are Madeleine Lebeau, Ferenc Szusza, Rafael Addiego Bruno, V. C. Andrews, Milt Jackson, and Sam Phillips. Among people deceased in 2016, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal ranks 185Before him are Lars Gustafsson, Nina Ponomaryova, Franciszek Macharski, Guido Westerwelle, Arnold Wesker, and Merle Haggard. After him are Madeleine Lebeau, Charmian Carr, Nimr al-Nimr, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Mahasweta Devi, and Pete Burns.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal ranks 330 out of 432Before him are Atom Egoyan (1960), Abbās al-Aqqād (1889), Al-Fa'iz bi-Nasr Allah (1149), Ali ibn Ridwan (988), Sobekemsaf I (-1650), and Mohamed Atta (1968). After him are Kamal Ganzouri (1933), Timocharis (-320), Riccardo Freda (1909), Atef Ebeid (1932), Mustafa Kamil Pasha (1874), and Ibrahim Mahlab (1949).


Among journalists born in Egypt, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal ranks 1

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