Abdel Hakim Amer
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Abdel Hakim Amer

Politician and General
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Born Dec 11, 1919

Mohamed Abdel Hakim Amer was an Egyptian general and political leader. Born in Astal, Samallot, in the Al Minya Governorate in 1919, he served in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, took part in the 1952 Revolution and commanded the Egyptian Army in the Suez Crisis, the North Yemen Civil War and the Six-Day War.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1919 Birth Amer was born in Astal, Samallot, in the Al Minya Governorate on 11 December 1919.

TEENAGE

1938 18 Years Old After finishing grade school, he attended the Cairo Military Academy and graduated in 1938.
1939 19 Years Old He was commissioned into the Egyptian Army in 1939.

TWENTIES

1948 28 Years Old Amer served in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, took part in the 1952 Revolution and commanded the Egyptian Army in the Suez Crisis, the North Yemen Civil War and the Six-Day War.

THIRTIES

1952 32 Years Old Amer played a leading role in the military coup that overthrew King Farouk in 1952 and which brought General Muhammad Naguib and Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser to power. … Read More
1956 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1956, Amer was appointed commander-in-chief of the joint military command established by Egypt and Syria.

FORTIES

1961 41 Years Old As Nasser's representative in Syria, Amer was detained by rebels during the 1961 Syrian coup d'état and sent back to Cairo.
1964 44 Years Old In March 1964, Amer was made first vice-president to Nasser and deputy supreme commander, with the power to rule for 60 days if the president was incapacitated.
Amer's distinguished career came to a sudden end after Egypt's crushing defeat by Israel in the Six-Day War of June 1967.
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