June 19th, 2012
06:05 PM ET

Fast facts on the life of Hosni Mubarak

History in government 

  • October 14, 1981 – February 11, 2011: President of Egypt
  • October 6, 1981: Assumes the presidency after the assassination of Anwar Sadat
  • Ran unopposed in his first three re-elections because the law did not permit a multiparty system at the time.


  • Born: Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, May 4, 1928, Kafr-el Meselha, Minufiya, Egypt
  • Family: Wife – Suzanne Thabet. Children – Gamal, 1963 (son); Alaa, 1961 (son)
  • Education: National Military Academy, Egypt, 1949; Air Force Academy, Egypt, 1952; Frunze General Staff Academy, U.S.S.R., 1964

Awards/Honors (from official bio)

  • Armour of the "Man of Peace" (1983)
  • Prize of "Personality of the Year" (1984)
  • Prize of "Man of the Year 1984" (1985)
  • The Medal of the Astrolabe (1989)
  • Prize of Democratic Human Rights (1990)
  • Membership and Decoration "Honoris Causa" (1991)
  • UN Prize of Population (1994)


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