Mohamed Hussein Tantawi

Egyptian Field marshal and former statesman

Mohamed Hussein Tantawy Soliman 31 October 1935 – 21 September 2021) was an Egyptian field marshal and politician.

Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
محمد حسين طنطاوي
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) October 31, 1935 (age 88)
Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
Died(2021-09-21)21 September 2021
Cairo, Egypt
Political partyIndependent
  • 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
Rank Field Marshal
CommandsCommander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

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]

Tantawi died on 21 September 2021 in Cairo at the age of 85.[2][3]

References change

  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.
  2. "Former Egyptian defense minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi dies at 85". Arab News. 21 September 2021.
  3. "Egypt's first post-Mubarak ruler, Tantawi, dies aged 85". France 24. 21 September 2021.