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Fuad II of Egypt

Fuad II (born January 16, 1952) was King of Egypt[?] from July 26, 1952 to June 18, 1953. He was modern Egypt's last monarch; after he was overthrown in the 1953 military coup the monarchy was abolished and a Egyptian Republic was proclaimed.

King Fuad was less than a year old at the time of his ascension to the throne, so was never formally crowned. He became King following his father, King Farouk's abdication, and joined his family in exile, with a regent representing him in Egypt. The monarch had hoped that his stepping down would appease the anti-royalist forces in the country, and that the new baby king could serve as a unifying force for Egypt. Both gambles proved incorrect.

After being deposed, the king was brought to France where he was raised, and continues to live to this day.



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