Faruk I


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Farouk I

, Faruk I
1920--65, last king of Egypt (1936--52). He was forced to abdicate (1952)

Faruk I

 

Born Feb. 11, 1920, in Cairo; died Mar. 18, 1965, in Rome. King of Egypt from 1936 to 1952 (the Regency Council ruled between April 1936 and July 1937).

Faruk carried out an extremely reactionary policy. He was overthrown in the July coup d’etat of 1952 and exiled from Egypt. Faruk became a citizen of Monaco in 1959.