Muhammad Husain Tantawi
October 23, 2021
Muhammad Hussain Tantawi Sulaiman (Arabic: محمد حسين طنطاوى, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [mæˈħæmːæd ħeˈseːn tˤɑnˈtˤɑːwi seleˈmæːn], cultural language: September 21, 1921 of Muhammad Hussein Tanthawi seleˈmæːn] (Field Marshal) and politician. Tantawi is the Supreme Commander and Minister of Defense of the Egyptian Armed Forces, and has been the head of state for Egypt since February 11, 2011 due to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. He took office as president and was handed over. Then, in August 2012, Muhammad Morsi was dismissed from all public offices, including Minister of Defense and Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces. He served as Minister of Defense, Minister of Arms and Deputy Prime Minister in Mubarak's government. He passed away on September 21, 2021 at the age of 86 due to ill health caused by chronic illness. Tantawi enlisted in the Egyptian army as a general infantryman in 1956 and became Egypt's first Marshal in 1989.