Hassan Ibrahim

Hassan Ibrahim

Portrait of Wing Commander Hassan Ibrahim, 1952
Born 1917
Died 1990 (aged 72-73)
Nationality Egyptian
Alma mater Air Force Academy
Occupation Military officer
Years active 1940–1980s

Hassan Ibrahim (1917 - 1990) was an Egyptian Air Force officer and one of the founders of the Free Officers movement.

Early life and education

Ibrahim was born in 1917.[1] He was a graduate of the Air Force Academy in Egypt.[2]


In 1952, Ibrahim served as an Air Force group captain.[1] He was one of the three judges, who tried the members of the Brotherhood after their attempted assassination attack against then president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1954.[3] The other three judges were Anwar Sadat and Abdel Latif Boghdadi.[3] The same year he was among the officers who arrested Mohammed Naguib. Ibrahim was also appointed minister for presidential affairs in 1954.[2] Two years later, in 1956, Ibrahim became the head of the Egyptian economy agency.[2] After dealing with business for a while, in February 1964, he was appointed as one of seven vice presidents of Nasser.[2] Ibrahim resigned from office in 1966 due to Nasser's request to end his relationship with a woman, and continued business activities.[2]

Free Officers Movement

Ibrahim was among five military officers who formed the first cell of the Free Officers movement in July or September 1949.[4][5] Although it is argued that Ibrahim along with other officers was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's special unit from 1944 to 1945,[4][5] there is another report, stating that Ibrahim was part of the group called Young Egypt.[2] In addition, Ibrahim was one of the nine-member leadership group of the Free Officers movement.[1] The movement led the 1952 Revolution.[6] Then Ibrahim became a member of the 14-member Revolution Command Council (RCC) that was charged with the running of Egypt following the success of the revolution.[1]


Ibrahim died in 1990.[1]


Foreign honour


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "All the revolution's men". Al Ahram Weekly. 595. 18–25 July 2002. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Bidwell (12 October 2012). Dictionary Of Modern Arab Histor. Routledge. p. 150. ISBN 978-1-136-16298-5. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. 1 2 Steven A. Cook (1 September 2011). The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square. Oxford University Press. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-19-979532-1. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. 1 2 Mohammed Zahid (15 April 2012). The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's Succession Crisis: The Politics of Liberalisation and Reform in the Middle East. I.B.Tauris. pp. 76–. ISBN 978-1-78076-217-3. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. 1 2 Hazem Kandil (13 November 2012). Soldiers, Spies and Statesmen: Egypt's Road to Revolt. Verso Books. p. 37. ISBN 978-1-84467-961-4. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. "The Revolution and the Early Years of the New Government: 1952-56". Country Studies. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  7. "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1965" (PDF).
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