- Born: December 25, 1918
- Died: October 1, 1981
Anwar Sadat was President of Egypt from 1970 until his assassination in a military coup d’etat while attending a review of Egyptian troops. The coup was formed by high ranking officers and included some members of the military on parade. Sadat was replaced by Hosni Mubarak who maintained a peaceful regime until the 2011 Egyptian revolution, when he was forced to resign and put on trial for his alleged involvement with Sadat’s assassination.
Sadat was preceded by President Gamel Abdel Nasser (Egypt’s second President), under whom Sadat had served as Vice President from December of 1969 to October of 1970.
Anwar Sadat was the recipient of the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin, through their peace negotiations resulting in the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty, ending years of .