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Fuad I

(1868—1936)

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Farouk

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1920–65)

King of Egypt (1936–52). On assuming power he dismissed Prime Minister Nahas Pasha, but was forced by the British government to reinstate him. Farouk's defeat in the...

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Sa'd Saghlul

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 1860, d. 23 Aug. 1927).

Egyptian nationalist; Premier 1924 Born in Ibyana, he studied law in Cairo and Paris. As Education Minister (1906) he insisted on the use of Arabic in...

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Wafd

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

Egyptian nationalist party. Under the leadership of Zaghlul Pasha it demanded freedom from British rule. When Egypt won nominal independence in 1922, the Wafd demanded full autonomy and...

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