Information about King Fuad II of Egypt

King Fuad II of Egypt (16 January 1952 - )

Fuad II (Arabic: فؤاد الثاني‎, Turkish: II. Fuat or Ahmet Fuat; born 16 January 1952 as Prince Ahmad Fuad) is a member of the Egyptian Muhammad Ali dynasty. He formally reigned as the last King of Egypt and the Sudan from July 1952 to June 1953, when he was deposed.

Fuad II ascended the throne on 26 July 1952 upon the abdication of his father, King Farouk, following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Farouk had hoped that his abdication would appease the revolutionaries and other anti-royalist forces, and that his son could serve as a unifying force for the country.

However, the infant king reigned for less than a year until 18 June 1953, when Egypt was declared a republic. Fuad II was the 11th and last monarch of the Muhammad Ali dynasty, which had ruled Egypt (and later Sudan) since 1805.

Fuad II was less than a year old at the time of his accession to the throne, thus he was never formally crowned. Upon Farouk's abdication, the now former king was exiled, and the new king Fuad II left Egypt with him and his family. The Council of Regency headed by Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim formally represented Fuad II in Egypt during his absence.

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فؤاد الثاني‎ (King Fuad II) Flag of Egypt Egypt 26 July 1952 18 June 1953
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