Farouk I

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Farouk I of Egypt (Fārūq al-Awwal) (11 February 1920 – 18 March 1965), 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 ... more »

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  • ''In a few years there will be only five kings in the world—the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.''
    Farouk I (1920-1965), Egyptian king (1936-1952). Quoted in Life (New York, April 10, 1950). Remark to Lord Boyd-Orr.
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