Gamal Abdel Nasser

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Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein
جمال عبد الناصر حسين
Head and shoulders of a man in his forties smiling. He has dark hair that is pulled back, a long forehead, thick eyebrows and a mustache.  He is wearing a gray jacket and a white shirt with a tie.
Portrait of Gamal Abdel Nasser

In office
23 June 1956 – 28 September 1970
Vice President Anwar Sadat(1969–1970)
Ali Sabri(1965–1968)
Zakaria Mohieddine(1961–1967)
Hussein el-Shafei(1961–1965)
Kamal el-Din Hussein(1961–1964)
Abdel Hakim Amer(1958–1965)
Abdel Latif Boghdadi (1958-1962)
Akram al-Hawrani(1958–1960)
Preceded by Muhammad Naguib
Succeeded by Anwar Sadat

In office
5 October 1964 – 8 September 1970
Preceded by Josip Broz Tito
Succeeded by Kenneth Kaunda

In office
17 July 1964 – 21 October 1965
Preceded by Haile Selassie
Succeeded by Kwame Nkrumah

In office
1 February 1958 – 29 September 1962
Succeeded by Ali Sabri

In office
18 April 1954 – 1 February 1958
Preceded by Muhammad Naguib

Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Revolutionary Command Council (RCC)
In office
23 July 1952 – 23 June 1954

Born 15 January 1918(1918-01-15)
Died 28 September 1970 (aged 52)
Nationality Egyptian, Arab
Political party Arab Socialist Union
Spouse(s) Tahia Kazem
Children Hoda Abdel Nasser
Mona Abdel Nasser
Khalid Abdel Nasser
Abdel Hamid Abdel Nasser
Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser
Occupation Military instructor
Religion Sunni Islam
Military service
Service/branch Egyptian Army
Years of service 1938–1952
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars 1948 Arab-Israeli War

Gamal Abdel Nasser (January 15. 1918 - September 28, 1970) was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death in 1970. Along with Muhammad Naguib, he led the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, which removed King Farouk I and heralded a new period of industrialization in Egypt, together with a profound advancement of Arab nationalism, including a short-lived union with Syria. Nasser inspired anti-colonial and pan-Arab revolutions in Algeria, Libya, Iraq and Yemen, and played a major role in founding the Palestine Liberation Organization, in 1964, and the international Non-Aligned Movement.

Nasser is seen as one of the most important political figures in both modern Arab history and Developing World politics of the Twentieth Century. He is well-known for his nationalist policies and version of pan-Arabism, also referred to as Nasserism, which won a great following in the Arab World during the 1950s and 1960s. Although his status as "leader of the Arabs" was severely tarnished by the Israeli victory over the Arab armies in the Six Day War, many in the general Arab populace still view Nasser as a symbol of Arab dignity and freedom.

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