Mohamed Naguib

1901 - 1984

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Mohamed Bey Naguib Youssef Qutb El-Qashlan (Egyptian Arabic: الرئيس اللواء محمد بي نجيب يوسف قطب القشلان, Egyptian Arabic: [mæˈħæmmæd næˈɡiːb]; 19 February 1901 – 28 August 1984), also known as Mohamed Naguib, was an Egyptian military officer and revolutionary, who along with Gamal Abdel Nasser, was one of the two principal leaders of the Free Officers movement of 1952 that toppled the monarchy of Egypt and the Sudan (including modern day South Sudan), leading to the establishment of the Republic of Egypt, and the independence of Sudan, and eventually South Sudan in 2010. A distinguished and decorated general who was wounded in action in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, he became the leader of the Free Officers Movement of nationalist army officers opposed to the continued presence of British troops in Egypt and Sudan, and the corruption and incompetence of King Farouk. Following the toppling of Farouk in July 1952, Naguib went on to serve as the head of the Revolutionary Command Council, the prime minister, and first president of Egypt, successfully negotiating the independence of Sudan (hitherto a condominium of Egypt and the United Kingdom), and the withdrawal of all British military personnel from Egypt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed Naguib has received more than 486,177 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Mohamed Naguib is the 1,166th most popular politician (up from 1,584th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Sudan (up from 92nd in 2019) and the most popular Sudanese Politician.

Mohamed Naguib is most famous for being the first president of Egypt after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.

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Over the past year Mohamed Naguib has had the most page views in the with 163,633 views, followed by English (137,563), and Persian (23,993). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Western Punjabi (428.93%), Ido (115.91%), and Basque (72.56%)


Among politicians, Mohamed Naguib ranks 1,166 out of 19,576Before him are Vasili III of Russia, Christian III of Denmark, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Takeda Shingen, David Lloyd George, and Nikolai Yezhov. After him are Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Ahmed Ben Bella, Sandra Mason, Michael VII Doukas, Al-Mu'tasim, and Basil I.

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Among people born in 1901, Mohamed Naguib ranks 25Before him are Paul of Greece, Ernest Lawrence, Gary Cooper, Vittorio De Sica, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and André Malraux. After him are Jean Dubuffet, Joaquín Rodrigo, Simon Kuznets, Max Euwe, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Ricardo Zamora. Among people deceased in 1984, Mohamed Naguib ranks 9Before him are Yuri Andropov, Indira Gandhi, Paul Dirac, François Truffaut, Mikhail Sholokhov, and Johnny Weissmuller. After him are Julio Cortázar, Martin Niemöller, Alfred Kastler, Tigran Petrosian, Ed Gein, and Ray Kroc.

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In Sudan

Among people born in Sudan, Mohamed Naguib ranks 2 out of 38Before him are Luqman (-1100). After him are Muhammad Ahmad (1844), Omar al-Bashir (1944), Piye (-800), Josephine Bakhita (1868), John Garang (1945), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab (1934), and Tayeb Salih (1929).


Among politicians born in Sudan, Mohamed Naguib ranks 1After him are Omar al-Bashir (1944), Piye (-800), John Garang (1945), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab (1934), Ibrahim Abboud (1900), Ismail al-Azhari (1901), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), and Abdalla Hamdok (1956).