Mohamed Naguib

1901 - 1984

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Major General Mohamed Bey Naguib Youssef Qutb El-Qashlan (Arabic: الرئيس اللواء محمد بك نجيب يوسف قطب القشلان‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [mæˈħæmmæd næˈɡiːb]; 19 February 1901 – 28 August 1984) was an Egyptian revolutionary, and, along with Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the two principal leaders of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 that toppled the monarchy of Egypt and Sudan, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Egypt, and the independence of Sudan. A distinguished and decorated general who was wounded in action in the Palestine War of 1948, 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 perceived 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, 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 187,798 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Mohamed Naguib is the 1,925th most popular politician (down from 1,924th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Sudan (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 2nd 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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Among politicians, Mohamed Naguib ranks 1,925 out of 15,710Before him are Amenmesse, Moshe Katsav, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, John I of Castile, John, Prince of Asturias, and Wang Jingwei. After him are Lothair II, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus, Charles, Duke of Vendôme, Harthacnut, and Psamtik III.

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Among people born in 1901, Mohamed Naguib ranks 36Before him are Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Jean Dubuffet, Carl Barks, and Robert Bresson. After him are Witold Pilecki, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Henning von Tresckow, Nikolai Vatutin, Alfred Tarski, and Arthur Liebehenschel. Among people deceased in 1984, Mohamed Naguib ranks 19Before him are Marvin Gaye, Tigran Petrosian, Julio Cortázar, Anna Anderson, Oleg Antonov, and Alfred Kastler. After him are Karl Wolff, Sam Peckinpah, Pyotr Kapitsa, Stanley Milgram, Viktor Shklovsky, and Philippe Ariès.

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Among people born in Sudan, Mohamed Naguib ranks 3 out of 28Before him are Omar al-Bashir (1944) and Muhammad Ahmad (1844). After him are Piye (-800), Luqman (-1100), Josephine Bakhita (1868), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), John Garang (1945), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Tayeb Salih (1929), and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960).


Among politicians born in Sudan, Mohamed Naguib ranks 2Before him are Omar al-Bashir (1944). After him are Piye (-800), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), John Garang (1945), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960), Ibrahim Abboud (1900), Ismail al-Azhari (1901), Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf (1954), and Sadiq al-Mahdi (1935).