Mohamed Hussein Tantawi

Egyptian Field marshal and former statesman

Mohamed Hussein Tantawy Soliman (Arabic: محمد حسين طنطاوي سليمان‎, Egyptian Arabic: [mæˈħæmmæd ħeˈseːn tˤɑnˈtˤɑːwi seleˈmæːn]; born 31 October 1935) is an Egyptian field marshal and former politician.


Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
محمد حسين طنطاوي
Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi 2002.jpg
Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt
In office
11 February 2011 – 30 June 2012
Prime Minister
DeputySami Anan
Preceded byHosni Mubarak (as President)
Succeeded byMohamed Morsi (as President)
Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
11 February 2011 – 30 June 2012
Preceded byHosni Mubarak
Succeeded byMohamed Morsi
Minister of Defence and Military Production
In office
20 May 1991 – 12 August 2012
Prime Minister
Preceded bySabri Abu Taleb
Succeeded byAbdul Fatah al-Sisi
Personal details
Born (1935-10-31) 31 October 1935 (age 84)
Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
Political partyIndependent
Awards
  • Liberation Order
  • United Arab Republic Anniversary Order
  • Distinguished Service Order
  • Order of the Nile
Military service
Allegiance Egypt
Branch/serviceEgyptian Army
Years of service1955–2012
RankEgyField Marshal.png Field Marshal
CommandsCommander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Battles/wars

He was the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and, as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, was the de facto head of state from the ousting of Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011 to the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt on 30 June 2012.

Tantawy served in the government as Minister of Defense and Military Production from 1991 until Morsi ordered Tantawy to retire on 12 August 2012.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ahmed Al Samany (2 November 2011). "حقوقي بحريني: "استقبال "العسكري" للملك رسال سيئة.. والجزيرة تجاهلت أحداث البحرين"". Tahrir newspaper. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2011.