Farouk of Egypt

Farouk of Egypt

Hometown Cairo
Died Mar 18, 1965
Death Place Rome

Farouk I of Egypt, was the tenth ruler from the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the penultimate King of Egypt and the Sudan, succeeding his father, Fuad I of Egypt, in 1936. His full title was "His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and Sudan, Sovereign of Nubia, of Kordofan, and of Darfur. " He was overthrown in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 and forced to abdicate in favor of his infant son Ahmed Fuad, who succeeded him as Fuad II of Egypt.… Read More

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1920 Birth The great-great-grandson of Muḥammad Alī, Farouk was born in Alexandria on 11 February 1920. … Read More


1938 18 Years Old …  They were married in January 1938, and divorced in 1948, producing three daughters. Farouk's second wife was a commoner, Narriman Sadek (1933-2005). They were married in 1951, and divorced in 1954, having only one child, the future King Fuad II. While in exile in Italy, Farouk met Irma Capece Minutolo, an opera singer, who became his companion. In 2005, she claimed that she married the former King in 1957. … Read More


1942 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Following a ministerial crisis in February 1942, the British government, through its ambassador in Egypt, Sir Miles Lampson, pressed Farouk to have a Wafd or Wafd-coalition government replace Hussein Sirri Pasha's government.
1945 25 Years Old Farouk declared war on the Axis Powers only under heavy British pressure in 1945, long after the fighting in Egypt's Western Desert had ceased. … Read More
1948 28 Years Old Farouk was widely condemned for his corrupt and ineffectual governance, the continued British occupation, and the Egyptian army's failure to prevent the loss of 78% of Palestine to the newly formed State of Israel in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. … Read More


1952 32 Years Old Finally, on 23 July 1952, the Free Officers, led by Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser, staged a military coup that launched the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. … Read More
1958 38 Years Old On his exile from Egypt, Farouk settled first in Monaco, and later in Rome. On 29 April 1958, the United Arab Republic, a federation of Egypt and Syria issued rulings revoking his citizenship.
1959 39 Years Old He was granted Monegasque citizenship in 1959 by his close friend Prince Rainier III. … Read More


1965 45 Years Old 1 More Event
The body of King Farouk returned to Egypt in March 31, 1965 at night and was secretly buried in the Ibrahim Pasha Burial Site in Imam El Shafi' area.
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