|King of Egypt and the Sudan|
|Reign||28 April 1936 — 26 July 1952|
|Coronation||29 July 1937|
|Head of the Royal House of Egypt|
|Tenure||28 April 1936 — 18 March 1965|
|Born||11 February 1920|
Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Sultanate of Egypt
|Died||18 March 1965 (aged 45)|
San Camilo Hospital, Rome, Italy
|Father||Fuad I of Egypt|
Farouk I (//; Arabic: فاروق الأول, full name: Farouk bin Ahmed Fuad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad Ali bin Ibrahim Agha; 11 February 1920 — 18 March 1965) was the King of Egypt and the Sudan from 1936 until his abdication in 1952.
His full title was "His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and the Sudan". As king, Farouk was known for his extravagant playboy lifestyle. After the death of his father, King Fuad I in 1936, Farouk became king at the age of 16. He was very popular among the people. However, as time went by, Farouk's popularity slowly declined, perhaps due to the corruption and incompetence of his government.
Eventually, the Egyptian military, led by General Mohamed Naguib and the other Free Officers started a coup d'état. This started the Egyptian Revolution. Farouk was forced to abdicate the throne in favor of his infant son, Ahmed Fuad, who succeeded him as King Fuad II. However, a year later in 1953, the monarchy was abolished and Egypt was declared a republic. Mohamed Naguib became its first ever President. Farouk died in exile in Rome, Italy in 1965 at the age of 45.
Other websites[change | change source]
- الملك فاروق الأول [King Farouk I] (in Arabic). Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Memory of Modern Egypt Digital Archive. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
- Newspaper clippings about Farouk of Egypt in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW
- Farouk and Narriman: Egypt’s Last Royal Romance
Farouk of Egypt
Muhammad Ali DynastyBorn: 11 February 1920 Died: 18 March 1965
| King of Egypt
Sovereign of Nubia, the Sudan, Kordofan and Darfur
|Name of title changed by|
Law 176 of 16 October 1951
Name of title changed by
Law 176 of 16 October 1951
| King of Egypt and the Sudan
Title last held byPrince Muhammad Abdel Moneim
| Heir to the Throne
Prince Muhammad Ali Tawfiq
|New title|| Prince of the Sa'id
as heir apparent
Title next held byAhmad Fuad, Prince of the Sa'id
later became King Fuad II
Sources[change | change source]
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