Gamal Abdel Nasser
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Gamal Abdel Nasser

President
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Hometown Egypt
Died Sep 28, 1970
Death Place Al-Gumhuriyah Al-...
Political Party Arab Socialist Un...
Religion Sunni Islam
Other Names جمال عبد الناصر ;...

Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. A colonel in the Egyptian army, Nasser led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 along with Muhammad Naguib, the first president, which overthrew the monarchy of Egypt and Sudan, and heralded a new period of modernization, and socialist reform in Egypt together with a profound advancement of pan-Arab nationalism, including a short-lived union with Syria.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1918 - 1921 2 More Events
1924 6 Years Old Nasser attended a primary school for the children of railway employees until 1924, when he was sent to live with his paternal uncle in Cairo, and to attend the Nahhasin elementary school.
1926 8 Years Old Nasser exchanged letters with his mother and visited her on holidays. He stopped receiving messages at the end of April 1926. … Read More
1928 10 Years Old In 1928, Nasser went to Alexandria to live with his maternal grandfather and attend the city's Attarin elementary school.

TEENAGE

1929 - 1933 2 More Events
1935 17 Years Old On 13 November 1935, Nasser led a student demonstration against British rule, protesting against a statement made four days prior by UK foreign minister Samuel Hoare that rejected prospects for the 1923 Constitution's restoration. … Read More
1936 18 Years Old Despite having the almost unanimous backing of Egypt's political forces, Nasser strongly objected to the 1936 Anglo-Egyptian Treaty because it stipulated the continued presence of British military bases in the country. … Read More
In 1937, Nasser applied to the Royal Military Academy for army officer training, but his police record of anti-government protest initially blocked his entry. … Read More

TWENTIES

1938 20 Years Old After graduating from the academy in July 1938, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry, and posted to Mankabad. … Read More
1941 23 Years Old In 1941, Nasser was posted to Khartoum, Sudan, which was part of Egypt at the time.
1942 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Nasser returned to Sudan in September 1942 after a brief stay in Egypt, then secured a position as an instructor in the Cairo Royal Military Academy in May 1943. … Read More
1944 26 Years Old In 1944, Nasser married Tahia Kazim, the 22-year-old daughter of a wealthy Iranian father and an Egyptian mother, both of whom died when she was young.

THIRTIES

1948 - 1952 6 More Events
In January 1953, Nasser overcame opposition from Naguib and banned all political parties, creating a one-party system under the Liberation Rally, a loosely structured movement whose chief task was to organize pro-RCC rallies and lectures, with Nasser its secretary-general. … Read More
On 25 February 1954, Naguib announced his resignation after the RCC held an official meeting without his presence two days prior. … Read More
1956 38 Years Old Egyptian political scientist Mahmoud Hamad wrote that, prior to 1956, Nasser had consolidated control over Egypt's military and civilian bureaucracies, but it was only after the canal's nationalization that he gained near-total popular legitimacy and firmly established himself as the "charismatic leader" and "spokesman for the masses not only in Egypt, but all over the Third World". … Read More
By 1957, pan-Arabism was the dominant ideology of the Arab world, and the average Arab citizen considered Nasser his undisputed leader. … Read More

FORTIES

1958 40 Years Old 1 More Event
However, in January 1958, a second Syrian delegation managed to convince Nasser of an impending communist takeover and a consequent slide to civil strife. … Read More
1959 - 1960 2 More Events
After years of foreign policy coordination and developing ties, Nasser, President Sukarno of Indonesia, President Tito of Yugoslavia, and Prime Minister Nehru of India founded the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in 1961. … Read More
1962 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Nasser's regional position changed unexpectedly when Yemeni officers led by Nasser supporter Abdullah al-Sallal overthrew Imam Badr of North Yemen on 27 September 1962. … Read More
1964 46 Years Old In 1964, Nasser was made president of the NAM and held the second conference of the organization in Cairo. … Read More
1965 47 Years Old 1 More Event
He began his second presidential term in March 1965 after his political opponents were banned from running.
Qutb was charged and found guilty by the court of plotting to assassinate Nasser, and was executed in 1966.
Following Egypt's concessions to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War, Nasser resigned, but he returned to office after popular demonstrations called for his reinstatement. … Read More

FIFTIES

1968 50 Years Old Meanwhile, in January 1968, Nasser commenced the War of Attrition to reclaim territory captured by Israel, ordering attacks against Israeli positions east of the then-blockaded Suez Canal. … Read More
1969 51 Years Old Nasser appointed Sadat and Hussein el-Shafei as his vice presidents in December 1969. … Read More
By mid-1970, Nasser pondered replacing Sadat with Boghdadi after reconciling with the latter.
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