Gamal Abdel Nasser Biography

Gamal Abdel Nasser Biography

Gamal Abdel Nasser was a well known political personality. He was the 22nd President of Egypt. Nasser is considered to be one of the most important figures in modern world and Arab history. Gamal served the country from the year 1956 until his death in 1970. Gamal led the freedom struggle of Egypt against British and also brought an end to the monarchy rule, establishing democracy rule in the country. Nasser gained more popularity after his effort in protecting the Suez Canal from the hands of British and France. Gamal is also popular as he is known as the founder of the Non-aligned movement. Nasser for some time has also served as the second Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned movement with a major role in the Palestine Liberation Organization in the year 1964.

Born: January 15, 1918, Alexandria, Egypt
Died: September 28, 1970, Cairo, Egypt
Spouse: Tahia Kazem (m. 1944–1970)
Presidential term: June 23, 1956 – September 28, 1970
Previous offices: President of Egypt (1956–1970)
Children: Khalid Abdel Nasser, Hoda Abdel Nasser

Birth Details & Personal Biography

Gamal Abdel Nasser was born in the year 1918 on January 15th. His father was a clerk in a local post office while his mother Fahima Hamad was a housewife. Nasser’s mother died when Abdel was just eight years old. Gamal went to Banny Mur’s Quranic School for his early education. He received his high education from Nahda a school in Cairo in 1937. After his high education Nasser was sent to the Military Academy so that he could become an Army Officer. After the training was completed Nasser was posted in Mankabad Town.


In the initial stage of his career Nasser served as a military officer. During that time Nasser formed an organization of young military officer in order to plot revolution. During the 2nd World War Egypt stayed aloof thus Nasser did not had a chance to show his ability. Later in 1948, when a war initiated between Arab and Israeli, Nasser received his first opportunity to show his battle skills. In 1949, Nasser formed a group of brave military officer for reformation movement that was named as Free Officers.

The political career of Gamal Abdel Nasser is as follows:

  1. In 1952 on July 23rd Nasser arranged a revolution Coup D’état and overthrew the King Farouk –I establishing a republican government.
  2. In 1953, Nasser formed the government and made his ally Naquib sworn as the President.
  3.  In 1954, Nasser survived an assassination attack.
  4. In 1954, Naquib is removed from the post of President and Nasser takes his place.
  5. The same year he signed a treaty with British over the Suez Canal.
  6. In 1955, he headed the government and formed a new Charter.
  7. In 1967, after a six day war Egypt was defeated.

Awards & Achievements

Gamal Abdel Nasser is well known for the peace pact between British and Egypt over Suez Canal and for the non-aligned movement led by him.


“We're a sentimental people. We like a few kind words better than millions of dollars given in a humiliating way.”
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

“He who can not support himself, can not take his own decision”
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

“I have been a conspirator for so long that I mistrust all around me”
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

“Events are not a matter of chance.”
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

“There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire.”
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

“They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood.”
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

“People do not want words - they want the sound of battle - the battle of destiny.”
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

“What was taken by force, can only be restored by force.”
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

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