Idris of Libya

King of Libya

Idris of Libya was the King of Libya from 1953 to 1969. In 1969, Muammar Gaddafi overthrew the king. Idris was born in Bayda, Libya, in 1890. He died in exile, in Cairo, Egypt in 1980. He was the grandson of Muhammad ibn Ali al-Sanusi, who founded the Sanussi order.

Idris of Liby, photo taken in 1965.