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Anwar Sadat

Born to a modest peasant family, Anwar Sadat (1918–1981) rose through the army to play a prominent part in Egyptian political life, first as a key figure in the anti-British ...

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A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East

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...Sadat, Anwar ( 1918–81 ) President of Egypt between 1970 and 1981 . Anwar Sadat participated in the Free Officers Movement in 1952 and grew close to President Gamal Abdel Nasser . After serving twice as the Speaker of the National Assembly in the 1960s, Sadat was appointed Vice President of Egypt in 1969 . Sadat became President of Egypt in May 1970 after Nasser’s death and embarked on a programme of economic restructuring ( infitah ). Sadat’s popularity grew after the Yom Kippur War of 1973 , and in 1978 he negotiated the Camp David...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Anwar ( Muhammad Anwar Sadat ) ( al‐ Anwar Sadat ) ( 1918–81 ) Egyptian statesman , president ( 1970–81 ). He was vice president ( 1964–66 , 1969–70 ) to Gamal Abdel Nasser , and upon Nasser's death succeeded him as president. After the costly Arab‐Israeli War of 1973 , he sought peace with Israel and visited Israel in person in 1977 . Sadat signed the historic Camp David Accord ( 1978 ) with Israeli leader Meanchem Begin , and the pair shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize. Under the terms of the agreement, the Sinai Peninsula returned...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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..., Anwar . Born to a modest peasant family, Anwar Sadat ( 1918–1981 ) rose through the army to play a prominent part in Egyptian political life, first as a key figure in the anti-British military conspiracies of the 1940s and later as an influential government official in the 1950s and 1960s. However, Sadat did not reveal his potential for political leadership until his imposing predecessor, Gamal Abdel Nasser , passed from the scene on 28 September 1970 and Sadat assumed the presidency in a smooth constitutional transfer of power. Sadat soon made his own...

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The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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..., Anwar ( 1918–1981 ). Born to a modest peasant family, Anwar Sadat rose through the army to play a prominent part in Egyptian political life, first as a key figure in the anti-British military conspiracies of the 1940s and later as an influential government official in the 1950s and 1960s. However, Sadat did not reveal his potential for political leadership until his imposing predecessor, Gamal Abdel Nasser, passed from the scene on 28 September 1970 and Sadat assumed the presidency in a smooth, constitutional transfer of power. Sadat soon made his own...

Sadat, Anwar Mohammed

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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..., Anwar Mohammed (b. Mitabulkum, Egypt 25 Dec. 1918 ; d. Cairo , 6 Oct. 1981 ) Egyptian ; President 1970–81 Sadat graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Cairo, in 1938 . In 1942 he was imprisoned for pro-Axis activities. He became a leading member of the Free Officer group in 1949 , though he was initially excluded from its inner circle by Nasser for his perceived Islamic sympathies. Sadat, by then a close associate of Nasser, became chairman of Egypt's sole political party in 1957 and chaired the National Assembly from 1959 to ...

Sadat, Muhammad Anwar

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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...Sadat, Muhammad Anwar (b. Mit Abu al-Kum, Egypt 25 Dec. 1918 ; d. Cairo , 6 Oct. 1981 ) President of Egypt 1970–81 Sadat graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Cairo, in 1938 . In 1942 he was imprisoned for plotting to expel the British from Egypt with the help of the Germans, escaping two years later. He became a leading member of the Free Officers group in 1949 , though he was initially excluded from its inner circle by Nasser for his perceived Islamic sympathies. Sadat, by then a close associate of Nasser, became chairman of Egypt's...

Anwar al-Sadat

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Anwar0al Anwar al- Sadat 1918 – 81 Egyptian statesman , President 1970–81 Peace is much more precious than a piece of land. speech in Cairo, 8 March 1978 peace is much more precious more precious than ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Anwaral Anwar al- Sadat 1918 – 81 Egyptian statesman Peace is much more precious than a piece of land. speech in Cairo, 8 March 1978 peace is much more precious more precious than ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...0Anwaral- Anwar al- Sadat 1918 – 81 Egyptian statesman , President 1970–81 Peace is much more precious than a piece of land. speech in Cairo, 8 March 1978 peace is much more precious more precious than ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0Anwaral- Anwar al- Sadat 1918 – 81 Egyptian statesman , President 1970–81, who visited Israel in 1977 and attended talks with Menachim Begin at Camp David in 1978, the year they shared the Nobel Peace Prize; he was assassinated by members of the Islamic Jihad Peace is much more precious than a piece of land. speech in Cairo, 8 March 1978 peace is much more precious more precious than ...

Sadat, Anwar al-

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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..., Anwar al- 1918–1981 President of Egypt, winner of the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, and the first Arab leader to recognize the state of Israel. The son of a hospital clerk, Anwar Sadat was born in Mit Abu al-Kawm, a village on the Nile delta. He was part of the first generation of Egyptian soldiers recruited from the middle class rather than the elite, and graduated from Cairo Military Academy in 1938 . During World War II ( 1939–1945 ), Sadat was twice arrested for conspiring with the Germans’ campaign to drive the British from Egypt. In 1950 he joined...

Sadat, (Muhammad) Anwar al-

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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..., (Muhammad) Anwar al- ( 1918–81 ) Egyptian statesman, President ( 1970–81 ) . He broke with the foreign policies of his predecessor President Nasser, for example by dismissing the Soviet military mission to Egypt, removing the ban on political parties, and introducing measures to decentralize Egypt’s political structure and diversify the economy. He later worked to achieve peace in the Middle East, visiting Israel (1977), and attending talks with Prime Minister Begin at Camp David in 1978 , the year they shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Also in that year...

Sadat, Mohammed Anwar al

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., Mohammed Anwar al ( 1918–1981 ) Egyptian statesman and president ( 1970–81 ). A charismatic leader, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Menachem Begin in 1978 for his courage in trying to bring about peace in the Middle East. Born in a small village in the Nile delta, the son of a hospital clerk, Sadat attended the Cairo Military Academy, from which he graduated in 1938 . Dedicated to the overthrow of the British-dominated monarchy, he was imprisoned by the British for pro-German activity during World War II. Sadat joined Colonel ...

Sadat, Muhammad Anwar al-

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Dictionary of African Biography

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2011
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...opponent of Sadat. Hinnebusch, Raymond A. Jr. Egyptian Politics under Sadat . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1985. A study of the structure and dynamics of Egyptian political life in the Sadat years. Hirst, David and Irene Beeson . Sadat . London: Faber and Faber, 1981. A hostile but well-informed biography that focuses on Sadat’s foreign policy. Sadat, Anwar El. Revolt on the Nile . New York: J. Day Co., 1957. A partial translation of one of Sadat’s pro-regime accounts of the genesis of the Revolution of July 1952. Sadat, Anwar el- . In...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Anwar Sadat

Anwar Sadat  

Born to a modest peasant family, Anwar Sadat (1918–1981) rose through the army to play a prominent part in Egyptian political life, first as a key figure in the anti-British ...
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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...alone—hence Noor al Hussein becomes Al Hussein , Ahmad el-Ahmiad becomes El-Ahmiad , and Jasmine umm Kulthum becomes Umm Kulthum . As a rule, particles are retained <bin Laden> , but there are exceptions, usually in the names of well-known people—e.g., Anwar al-Sadat becomes Sadat , Hafez al-Assad becomes Assad , and Zine el-Abidine Ben-Ali becomes Ben-Ali . Celtic names are often preceded by à , ab , ap , Fitz , M’ , Mac , Mc , or O , all of which express descent. The particle is always retained with the surname. Except for the...

Mohammed Neguib

Mohammed Neguib  

(b. 20 Feb. 1901, d. 29 Aug. 1984).President of Egypt 1952–4 Born in Khartoum, he joined the Egyptian army in 1921, gradually rising to the rank of brigade commander during the war against the newly ...

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