Farouk I(redirected from Faruq al-Awwal)
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Fa·rouk Ialso Fa·ruk I (fə-ro͞ok′) 1920-1965.
King of Egypt (1936-1952) who lost support of his army after Egypt's military loss to Israel (1948) and was overthrown (1952) by a coup d'état led by Gamal Nasser.
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Farouk I(fəˈruːk) or
(Biography) 1920–65, last king of Egypt (1936–52). He was forced to abdicate (1952)
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or Fa•rouk I(fəˈruk, fɑ-)
1920–65, king of Egypt from 1936 until his abdication in 1952.
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