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Farouk I
فاروق الأول
King Farouk I in military uniform
King of Egypt and the Sudan[1]
Reign 28 April 1936 – 26 July 1952
Coronation 29 July 1937[2]
Predecessor Fuad I
Successor Fuad II
Prime Ministers
Born (1920-02-11)11 February 1920
Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Sultanate of Egypt
Died 18 March 1965(1965-03-18) (aged 45)
Capri, Italy
Burial Al-Rifa'i Mosque, Cairo, Egypt
Spouse Farida (née Safinaz Zulficar)
(m. 1938; div. 1948)
Narriman Sadek
(m. 1951; div. 1954)
Issue Princess Ferial
Princess Fawzia
Princess Fadia
Fuad II
Full name
Farouk bin Ahmed Fuad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad Ali bin Ibrahim Agha
Dynasty Muhammad Ali Dynasty
Father Fuad I
Mother Nazli Sabri
Religion Islam
Signature Farouk I فاروق الأول's signature

Farouk I (/fəˈrk/; Arabic: فاروق الأولFārūq al-Awwal; 11 February 1920 – 18 March 1965) was the tenth ruler of Egypt from the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the penultimate King of Egypt and the Sudan, succeeding his father, Fuad I, in 1936.[3]

His full title was "His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and the Sudan, Sovereign of Nubia, of Kordofan and of Darfur". He was overthrown in the 1952 military coup d'état and forced to abdicate in favour of his infant son, Ahmed Fuad, who succeeded him as Fuad II. He died in exile in Italy in 1965.

His sister, Princess Fawzia Fuad, was the first wife and consort of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.[4]

Early life and education

He was born as His Sultanic Highness Farouk bin Fuad, Hereditary Prince of Egypt and Sudan, on 11 February 1920 at Abdeen Palace, Cairo, the eldest child of Sultan Fuad I (later King Fuad I) and his second wife, Nazli Sabri.[5][6] He was of 10/16 Circassian (bilineal), 3/16 Turkish (bilineal), 2/16 French (matrilineal) and 1/16 Albanian (patrilineal) descent.[7][8][9] Farouk was always proud of his Albanian heritage and as king, he was protected by 30 Albanian bodyguards as he regarded Albanians as the only people he could trust with his life.[10] Farouk's first languages were Turkish and French, and he always thought of himself as an Egyptian rather than as an Arab, having no interest in Arab nationalism except as as a way of increasing Egypt's power in the Middle East.[11]  

In addition to his sisters, Fawzia, Faiza, Faika and Fathia,[12] he had two half-siblings from his father's previous marriage to Princess Shwikar Khanum Effendi. Farouk's closest friend when growing up and later as an adult was the Italian electrician at the Abdeen Palace, Antonio Pulli, who become one of Egypt's most powerful men.[13] The influence of Farouk's father, the dominating and misogynistic King Fuad together with the influence of his surrogate father Pulli whose view of women was as sex objects, had a major impact on Farouk's attitudes towards the opposite sex.[14]  Before his father's death, he was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, England.


Upon his coronation, the 16-year-old King Farouk made a public radio address to the nation, the first time a sovereign of Egypt had ever spoken directly to his people in such a way:

Farouk was enamored of the glamorous royal lifestyle. Although he already had thousands of acres of land, dozens of palaces and hundreds of cars, the youthful king often travelled to Europe for grand shopping sprees, earning the ire of many of his subjects. It is said that he ate 600 oysters a week.[15] His personal vehicle was a red 1947 Bentley Mark VI, with coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi; he dictated that, other than the military jeeps which made up the rest of his entourage, no other cars were to be painted red.[16] In 1951, he bought the pear-shaped 94-carat Star of the East Diamond and a fancy-coloured oval-cut diamond from jeweller Harry Winston.

A banquet organised on the occasion of the wedding of King Farouk I and Queen Farida of Egypt. The persons appearing in the photograph are (from left to right):
Princess Nimet Mouhtar (1876–1945), Farouk's paternal aunt;
King Farouk I (1920–1965), the groom;
Queen Farida (1921–1988), the bride;
Sultana Melek (1869–1956), widow of Hussein Kamel, Farouk's paternal uncle;
Prince Muhammad Ali Ibrahim (1900–1977), Farouk's 2nd cousin once removed.

He was most popular in his early years, and the nobility largely celebrated him. For example, during the accession of the young King Farouk, "the Abaza family had solicited palace authorities to permit the royal train to stop briefly in their village so that the king could partake of refreshments offered in a large, magnificently ornamented tent the family had erected in the train station."[17] The Chief Accountant to Farouk was Yadidya Israel. However, secretly he worked with the Free Officers Movement to overthrow Farouk. The ironies of history also meant that the Abaza family's own Wagih Abaza was in the Free Officers movement that removed the King in 1952, later becoming governor of six governorates in post-Farouk Egypt.[18][19][20]

Farouk's accession initially was encouraging for the populace and nobility, due to his youth and Egyptian roots through his mother Nazli Sabri. However, the situation was not the same with some Egyptian politicians and elected government officials, with whom Farouk quarrelled frequently, despite their loyalty in principle to his throne. There was also the issue of the continuous British involvement in the Egyptian government, which Farouk struggled to resist.

During the hardships of the Second World War, criticism was levelled at Farouk for his lavish lifestyle. His decision not to put out the lights at his palace in Alexandria when the city was blacked out because of German and Italian bombing was deemed particularly offensive by the Egyptian people. This was a large contrast to the British royal family back in England, who were well known to have an opposite reaction to the bombings near their home. Owing to the continuing British occupation of Egypt, many Egyptians, Farouk included, were positively disposed towards Germany and Italy, and despite the presence of British troops, Egypt remained officially neutral until the final year of the war. Consequently, Farouk's Italian servants were not interned, and there is an unconfirmed story that Farouk told British Ambassador Sir Miles Lampson (who had an Italian wife), "I'll get rid of my Italians when you get rid of yours". In addition, Farouk was known for harbouring certain Axis sympathies and even sending a note to Adolf Hitler saying that an invasion would be welcome.[21]

Following a ministerial crisis in February 1942, the British government, through its ambassador in Egypt, Sir Miles Lampson, pressed Farouk to have a Wafd or Wafd-coalition government replace Hussein Sirri Pasha's government. On the night of 4 February 1942, British troops and tanks surrounded Abdeen Palace in Cairo and Lampson presented Farouk with an ultimatum. Farouk capitulated, and Nahhas formed a government shortly thereafter. However, the humiliation meted out to Farouk, and the actions of the Wafd in co-operating with the British and taking power, lost support for both the British and the Wafd among both civilians and, more importantly, the military. With this, Farouk's popularity seemed to decrease significantly, especially with the rise of Arab nationalism, many of the people in the country viewed him as a puppet to the powers of the West. After the humiliation of the Abdeen Palace incident, Farouk lost interest in politics for the moment, and abandoned himself to a lifestyle of hedonism as he become obsessed with "collecting" women by sleeping with them, having his closest friend, the Italian valet, Antonio Pulli, bring in fair-skinned women from the dance halls and brothels of Cairo and Alexandria to his palaces for sex.[22] Besides for women, Farouk had something of a mania for collecting things ranging from Coca-Cola bottles to European art to ancient Egyptian antiques.[23] Farouk also become addicted to eating and drinking soft-drinks, ordering his French chefs at the Abdeen palace to cook enormous meals of the finest French food, which he devoured and which contributed to him rapidly putting on weight.[24]  

One of Farouk's mistresses, Irene Guinle, who was his "official mistress" in World War II, described him as something of an immature "man-child" having no interest in politics and given to childish behavior liking making bread balls at restaurants "...to flip at the fancy people coming in and watch how they'd act when he hit the mark. How he roared with that laugh".[25] Guinle in an interview stated: "Farouk never wrote a letter, never read a paper, never listened to music. His idea of culture was movies. He never even played cards until I made the mistake of buying him a 'shoe' and teaching him how to play chemin de fer. He got hooked on that. Farouk was an insomniac. He had three telephones by his bed, which he would use to ring up his so-called friends at three in the morning and invite them to come over to his palace to play cards. No one could refuse the king".[26] Guinele added: "Farouk had no complex about anything, except that he was so sure of himself, it become a complex. He was very clean, with impeccable manners, except the loved to burp all the time to annoy people. He always slept naked...He was incredibly lazy. He never even went for walks. When we would go into the palace gardens, supposedly for a walk, he would sit on the bench and watch me walk. In his mind, not having to do a thing was what being a king was all about".[27]

Another of Farouk's mistresses, Barbara Skelton, in an interview said about the king: "He was something of a hermaphrodite, really more woman than man. He wasn't a good lover at all, though he did kiss rather nicely. The sex was quick...It gave me no pleasure whatsoever".[28] Skelton described Farouk as having a very small penis, a matter which he was extremely sensitive about and was always gravely offended when she joked about it.[28] Skelton also described Farouk as very immature and "a complete philistine", saying: "He was very adolescent. He didn't have the stuff to be a great king, he was too childish. But he never lost his temper, he was incredibly sweet, with a good sense of humor".[29] Farouk's chief advisers in ruling Egypt were his "kitchen cabinet" consisting of his right-hand man, Antonio Pulli together with the king's Lebanese press secretary Karim Thabet; Elias Andraous, an ethnic Greek from Alexandria whom Farouk valued for his business skills; and Edmond Galhan, a Lebanese arms dealer whose official title was "general purveyor to the Royal Palaces", but whose real job was to engage in black market activities for the king.[30]  

Farouk declared war on the Axis Powers only under heavy British pressure in 1945, long after the fighting in Egypt's Western Desert had ceased.[citation needed]

In 1950, Farouk's fortune was estimated to be about £50 millions pound sterling or about $140 million US, making him into one of the world's richest men, and a billionaire many times over in today's money.[31] Farouk's wealth and his lifestyle made the center of media attention all over the world.[31] Farouk's biographer, William Stadiem, wrote about the king in 1950 "...went on the most excessively lavish, self-indulgent bachelor party in the annals of sybaritism.[31] In August 1950, Farouk visited France to stay at the casino at Deauville for his bachelor party, leaving Alexandria on his yacht Fakr el Bihar with an Egyptian destroyer as an escort and landing at Marseilles.[10] Farouk together his entourage consisting of his "kitchen cabinet", 30 Albanian bodyguards, Egyptian secretaries and doctors, Sudanese food tasters and various other followers traveled across the French countryside in a column of 7 Cadillacs surrounded by motorcycle riding bodyguards and an airplane flying overhead with orders to land in case Farouk wanted to fly instead.[10]  

On 17 October 1951 the Egyptian government got Parliamentary approval to cancel the 1936 Anglo-Egyptian Treaty. As a result, the British forces in the Suez Canal were considered occupation forces and King Farouk was declared "King of Egypt and Sudan". This title was not recognised by many countries, and Egypt entered diplomatic debates as well as internal political unrest.[citation needed]

Farouk is also reported as having said "The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left – the King of England, the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds."[32]


King Farouk Seven-Piece Empire Bedroom Suite crafted by the Parisian ébéniste, Antoine Krieger

Farouk was widely condemned for his corrupt and ineffectual governance, the continued British occupation, and the Egyptian army's failure in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War to prevent the creation of the state of Israel. Public discontent against Farouk rose to new levels.[citation needed] Finally, on 23 July 1952, the Free Officers, led by Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser, staged a military coup that launched the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Farouk was forced to abdicate, and went into exile in Monaco and Italy, where he lived for the rest of his life.[citation needed] Immediately following his abdication, Farouk's baby son, Ahmed Fuad, was proclaimed King Fuad II, but for all intents and purposes Egypt was now governed by Naguib, Nasser and the Free Officers.[citation needed] On 18 June 1953, the revolutionary government formally abolished the monarchy, ending 150 years of the Muhammad Ali dynasty's rule, and Egypt was declared a republic.

The Egyptian government quickly moved to auction off the King's vast collection of trinkets and treasures,[33] including his seven-piece bedroom suite that was inspired by Napoleon and Josephine's suite at the Château de Malmaison.[34] Among the more famous of his possessions was one of the rare 1933 Double Eagle coins, though the coin disappeared before it could be returned to the United States. (It later reappeared in New York in 1996 and was eventually sold at auction for more than seven million dollars.)[35] Attracting much prurient interest both in Egypt and abroad was the revelation that Farouk owned one of the largest collections of pornography in the world as he possessed a vast collection numbering into the hundreds of thousands of pornographic photographs, postcards, calendars, playing cards, watches, glasses, cockscrews and so on.[36] Farouk's obsession with collecting also ranged into diamonds, dogs, stamps, rubies, Faberge eggs, ancient Tibetan coins, medieval suits of armor, aspirin bottles, razor blades, paper clips and geiger counters.[36] At the Koubbeh Palace, it was discovered that Farouk had collected 2, 000 silk shirts, 10, 000 silks ties, 50 diamond-studded golden walking sticks and one autographed portrait of Adolf Hitler.[36]

The 94-carat Star of the East diamond and another diamond bought from Harry Winston had not been paid for by the time of the King's overthrow in 1952; three years later an Egyptian government legal board entrusted with the disposal of the former royal assets, ruled in Winston's favour. Nevertheless, several years of litigation were needed before Winston was able to reclaim the Star of the East from a safe-deposit box in Switzerland.

Exile and death

Farouk I with his wife Narriman and their son Fuad II in exile in Capri, Italy (1953)

Farouk fled Egypt in great haste, and his abandoned possessions—including a huge collection of pornography—became objects of curiosity and ridicule.[37]

On his exile from Egypt, Farouk settled first in Monaco, and later in Rome. On 29 April 1958, the United Arab Republic, a federation of Egypt and Syria, issued rulings revoking his citizenship.[38] He was granted Monegasque citizenship in 1959 by his close friend Prince Rainier III.[39]

Farouk was thin early in his reign but later gained weight. He died in the Ile de France restaurant in Rome on 18 March 1965, collapsing at his dinner table after being poisoned by Ibrahim al Baghdady, sent by Gamal Abdel Nasser.[40] While some claim he was poisoned by Egyptian Intelligence,[41] no official autopsy was conducted on his body. His will stipulated that he be buried in the Al Rifa'i Mosque in Cairo, but the request was denied by the Egyptian government under Gamal Abdel Nasser, and he was buried in Italy. The funeral service held in Rome was attended by his mother, Nazli Sabri.[42] King Faisal of Saudi Arabia stated he would be willing to have King Farouk buried in Saudi Arabia, upon which President Nasser said that the former monarch could be buried in Egypt, but not in Rifai' mosque. The body of King Farouk returned to Egypt on 31 March 1965 at night and was secretly buried in the Ibrahim Pasha Burial Site in Imam El Shafi' area.[43]

King Farouk I Tomb in Refaii mosque, Cairo, Egypt

During Anwar El-Sadat's presidency, the remains were moved to Al-Rifa'i Mosque.[citation needed]

Marriages and affairs

Farouk I with his wife Queen Farida and their first-born daughter Farial (c. 1939)

Farouk was married twice, with a claim of a third marriage. His first wife was Safinaz Zulficar (1921–1988), the daughter of Youssef Zulficar Pasha. Safinaz was renamed Farida upon her marriage. They were married in January 1938.[44] The marriage was under a large amount of stress due to Queen Farida's inability to produce a male heir, which Farouk found essential to maintain his throne. After producing three daughters, the couple divorced in 1948.

In 1950, Farouk was smitten by a commoner named Narriman Sadek (1933–2005) and after courting, the two married in 1951. Sadek was eighteen years old when she married the king and many believed the attraction was due to Farouk's belief that she would give him the male heir he desired. He got what he wanted when Sadek gave birth to the future King Fuad II in 16 January 1952. However, months after the prince's birth the king and his queen were expelled from Egypt, and divorced in 1954.

He also had many affairs, among them, in 1950, British writer Barbara Skelton. In 1955 his eye fell on the Boston socialite-become-singer Pat Rainey.[45] While in exile in Italy, Farouk met Irma Capece Minutolo, an opera singer, who became his companion. In 2005, she claimed that she married the former King in 1957.[46]


Name Birth Death Spouse Children
Princess Farial 17 November 1938 29 November 2009 Jean-Pierre Perreten
Divorced 1967
Yasmine Perreten-Shaarawi (b. 1967)
Princess Fawzia 7 April 1940 27 January 2005
Princess Fadia 15 December 1943 28 December 2002 Pierre Alexievitch Orloff Michael-Shamel Orloff (b. 1966)
Alexander-Ali Orloff (b. 1969)
King Fuad II 16 January 1952 Dominique-France Loeb-Picard
Divorced 1996
Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id (b. 1979)
Princess Fawzia-Latifa (b. 1982)
Prince Fakhruddin (b. 1987)


Coin collection

King Farouk amassed one of the most famous coin collections in history which included an extremely rare American gold minted 1933 double eagle coin[47] and (non-concurrently), two 1913 Liberty Head nickels.[48]


The ostentatious king's name is used to describe imitation Louis XV-style furniture known as "Louis-Farouk".[49] The imperial French style furniture became fashionable among Egypt's upper classes during Farouk's reign so Egyptian artisans began to mass-produce it. The style uses ornate carving, is heavily gilded, and is covered in elaborate cloth.[50] The style, or imitations thereof, remains widespread in Egypt.

Titles, styles and honours

Styles of
Farouk I of Egypt
Royal Monogram of King Farouk I of Egypt.svg
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Sir


  • 11 February 1920 – 15 March 1922: His Sultanic Highness The Hereditary Prince of Egypt and Sudan
  • 15 March 1922 – 12 December 1933: His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Egypt and Sudan
  • 12 December 1933 – 28 April 1936: His Royal Highness The Prince of the Sa'id
  • 28 April 1936 – 16 October 1951: His Majesty The King of Egypt, Sovereign of Nubia, Sudan, Kordofan, and Darfur
  • 16 October 1951 – 26 July 1952: His Majesty The King of Egypt and the Sudan
  • 26 July 1952 – 18 March 1965: His Majesty King Farouk I of Egypt


National dynastic honours

Foreign honours

In popular culture

Gore Vidal's 1953 pulp novel Thieves Fall Out is set against his overthrow.

Agatha Christie's short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding involves the theft of a jewel from a fictional Eastern prince who is somewhat irresponsible and fond of a luxurious lifestyle. His name and origin are not given in the original story, but in the 1991 television adaptation in the series Agatha Christie's Poirot (where the story appears under its American title, The Theft of the Royal Ruby), the story is altered and the prince identified as Farouk (played by Tariq Alibai). This adaptation presents the British government as concerned to help Farouk recover the jewel to maintain his standing in his home country, eventually succeed his father Fuad I of Egypt to the throne, and curb the influence of the nationalist Wafd Party.

In 2007, the MBC aired an Egyptian television series titled Al Malik Farouk about the life of King Farouk and he was portrayed by Syrian actor Taym Hassan.[5][61]

Bestselling author Warren Adler's (The War of the Roses) historical thriller Mother Nile follows a fictionalised account of several characters devastated by life in Cairo, Egypt during King Farouk's reign.

A "Woman of Cairo", written by Noel Barber, offers an inside look of Farouk's palace intrigues and scandals.

"Who do you think you are, King Farouk?" was a common verbal admonishment used among parents in English speaking countries to their children during the mid 50's to late 60's. The putdown was often used when a request from a child was viewed as too expensive, unreasonable or outlandish.

Bruce Springsteen’s song “Aint’ Got You" from the 1987 album Tunnel of Love includes the line “I got more good luck honey than old King Farouk.”


See also

Further reading

  • Ashraf Pahlavi. Faces in a Mirror, Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1980
  • McLeave, Hugh. The Last Pharaoh: Farouk of Egypt, New York: McCall Pub. Co., 1970, 1969 ISBN 0-8415-0020-7.
  • New King, Old Trouble Time Magazine, Monday, 11 May 1936.
  • Morewood, Steve. The British Defence of Egypt, 1935-40: Conflict and Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean (Routledge, 2008).
  • O'Sullivan, Christopher D. FDR and the End of Empire: The Origins of American Power in the Middle East. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • Sadat, Jehan. A Woman of Egypt, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987 ISBN 0-671-72996-9
  • Stadiem, William. Too Rich: The High Life and Tragic Death of King Farouk, New York: Carroll & Graf Pub, 1991 ISBN 0-88184-629-5
  • Thornhill, Michael T. "Informal Empire, Independent Egypt and the Accession of King Farouk." Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 38.2 (2010): 279-302.


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External links

  • الملك فاروق الأول [King Farouk I] (in Arabic). Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Memory of Modern Egypt Digital Archive. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
Farouk of Egypt
Born: 11 February 1920 Died: 18 March 1965
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Fuad I
King of Egypt
Sovereign of Nubia, the Sudan, Kordofan and Darfur

Name of title changed by
Law 176 of 16 October 1951
New title
Name of title changed by
Law 176 of 16 October 1951
King of Egypt and the Sudan
Succeeded by
Fuad II
Egyptian royalty
British Protectorate
Title last held by
Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim
Heir to the Throne
Succeeded by
Prince Muhammad Ali Tawfiq
New title Prince of the Sa'id
as heir apparent
Title next held by
Ahmad Fuad, Prince of the Sa'id
later became King Fuad II
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