Mohamed Naguib

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Mohamed Naguib
محمد نجيب
Muhammad Naguib 1953.jpg
1st President of Egypt
In office
18 June 1953 – 14 November 1954
Prime MinisterHimself
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Preceded byFuad II (as King of Egypt and the Sudan)
Succeeded byGamal Abdel Nasser
30th Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
8 March 1954 – 18 April 1954
PresidentHimself
Preceded by1st President of Egypt
Succeeded byGamal Abdel Nasser
In office
17 September 1952 – 25 February 1954
MonarchFuad II (until 18 June 1953)
PresidentHimself (from 18 June 1953)
Preceded byAli Maher
Minister of War and Navy
In office
17 September 1952 – 18 June 1953
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byAli Maher
Succeeded byAbdel Latif Boghdadi
Personal details
Born(1901-02-19)19 February 1901
Khartoum, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Died28 August 1984(1984-08-28) (aged 83)
Cairo, Egypt
Cause of deathLiver cirrhosis
NationalityEgyptian
Political partyMilitary/Liberation Rally
Spouse(s)Aisha Labib (died in 1971)
AwardsOrder of the Nile EGY Order of the Nile - Grand Cordon BAR.png
Order of the Republic EGY Order of the Republic - Grand Cordon BAR.png
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Egypt
Branch/serviceEgyptian Army
Years of service1918–1954[1]
RankMajor General
UnitInfantry
Battles/wars1948 Arab-Israeli War

Mohamed Naguib (Arabic: محمد نجيب‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [mæˈħæmmæd næˈɡiːb]; 19 February 1901 – 28 August 1984) was the first President of Egypt, serving from 18 June 1953 to 14 November 1954. Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser started the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 causing the monarchy of Egypt leading to Naguib being the First President of Egypt However in 1953, Nasser accused Naguib of supporting the recently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood . After that, a power struggle broke out between the two. Nasser ultimately won the struggle and placed Naguib in House Arrest until President Anwar Sadat released him in 1972.

He was the 30th Prime Minister of Egypt from September 1952 to February 1954 (monarch Fuad II Fuad II of Egypt) before starting another term until April the same year.

He died of liver cirrhosis in August 1984. President Hosni Mubarak attended his funeral.

References[change | change source]

  1. "ذاكرة مصر المعاصرة - السيرة الذاتية". Modern Egypt. Retrieved 22 December 2012.