12 Facts About Anwar as-Sadat


Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat was an Egyptian politician and military officer who served as the third president of Egypt, from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981.

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Anwar as-Sadat Sadat was born on 25 December 1918 in Mit Abu El Kom, part of Monufia Governorate in what was then the Sultanate of Egypt, to a poor family, one of 13 brothers and sisters.

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Anwar as-Sadat's father, Anwar Mohammed El Sadat, was an Upper Egyptian, and his mother, Sit Al-Berain, was Sudanese from her father.

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Anwar as-Sadat graduated from the Royal Military Academy in Cairo, the capital of what was then the Kingdom of Egypt, in 1938 and was appointed to the Signal Corps.

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Anwar as-Sadat entered the army as a second lieutenant and was posted to the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.

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Anwar as-Sadat Sadat was active in many political movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood, the fascist Young Egypt, the pro-palace Iron Guard of Egypt, and the secret military group called the Free Officers.

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Anwar as-Sadat was appointed editor of the newly founded daily Al Gomhuria.

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Anwar as-Sadat was reappointed as vice president again in December 1969.

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Anwar as-Sadat was awarded the Prince of Peace Award by Pat Robertson.

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Anwar as-Sadat was the eldest daughter of Sultan Fuad I of Egypt and Sudan and his second wife Nazli Sabri.

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In 1983, Sadat, a miniseries based on the life of Anwar as-Sadat Sadat, aired on US television with Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Anwar as-Sadat was portrayed by Robert Loggia in the 1982 television movie A Woman Called Golda, opposite Ingrid Bergman as Golda Meir.

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