Hosni Mubarak Biography

Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak is an Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011.

Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force. He served as its commander from 1972 to 1975 and rose to the rank of air chief marshal. He was appointed Vice President of Egypt by President Anwar Sadat in 1975 and assumed the presidency on 14 October 1981, eight days after Sadat's assassination. Mubarak's presidency lasted almost thirty years, making him Egypt's longest-serving ruler since Muhammad Ali Pasha, who ruled the country from 1805 to 1848. Mubarak stepped down after 18 days of demonstrations during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

On 11 February 2011, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had resigned as president and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

On 13 April, a prosecutor ordered Mubarak and both of his sons to be detained for 15 days of questioning about allegations of corruption and abuse of power.

Mubarak was then ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence for failing to halt the killing of peaceful protesters during the revolution. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Hosni Mubarak
Nationality:
Egypt
Profession:
Politician
Ethnicity:
Egyptians
Religion:
Sunni Islam, Islam
Date of Birth:
May 4, 1928 (90)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Hosni Mubarak Timeline
  • 1981-10-07
    Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt
  • 1981-10-13
    Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt
  • 1995-06-26
    Gunmen ambush Egyptian pres Hosni Mubarak, escapes unharmed
  • 2005-02-26
    Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.
  • 2011-02-11
    Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
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