C07258-22aTHUMB.gifAnwar al-Sadat (1918-1981) was the 3rd President of Egypt. Before Sadat became President, he was the Minister of State, Secretary to the National Union, President of the Parliament and a member of the Presidential Council in Egypt and the Vice-Pesident of Egypt. He is considered one of the most influential Egyptian figure in history. Sadat expelled the soviet military advisors and stared getting his army up to shape. He regained some parts of Israel that had been won in the six day war.
Growing Up/ Early Age:
Anwar al-Sadat was born on December 25, 1918. At an early age, Sadat was into overthrowing Kings like King Farouk.In 1964 Sadat became Vice President till 1966 and from 1969 till 1970. He was one of the first Egyptians to attend military school, where he studied math and science.

Presidency:
Anwar became president of Egypt on Sept 28 1970. After the failure of the Yom Kippur war (Egypt's surprise attack on Isreal to gain the Sinai Peninsula back.), Sadat knew that the only way ahead was to become peaceful. In 1978, he signed the Camp David Accords, which was a peace settlement with Isreal. Because of that both Sadat and the prime minister of Isreal, Menachem Begin received the Noble Peace Prize. As part of the deal, Isreal gave the Sinai Peninsula back to Egypt. He had a good relationship with the western part of the world & signed the peace treaty; but the people of Egypt didn't approve of it, especially the Muslim fundamentalists, who didn't really agree with anything that dealt with the west. Sadat remained President of Egypt for 11 years until his death on October 6, 1981.

Death:
In 1981, Sadat was assassinated by members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He died a hero. Sadat may be dead, but his legend as one of the most influential and political Eygptians in the World still continues.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/anwar_al_sadat.htm
http://www.ibiblio.org/sullivan/bios/Sadat-bio.html

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