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NAME: Anwar el-Sadat
OCCUPATION: World Leader
BIRTH DATE: December 25, 1918
DEATH DATE: October 06, 1981
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mit Ab al-Kawm, Al-Minufiyyah governorate, Egypt
PLACE OF DEATH: Cairo, Egypt
FULL NAME: Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat
AKA: Anwar el-Sadat
AKA: Anwar Sadat
AKA: Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat
AKA: Anwar al-Sadat
AKA: Anwar El Sadat
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Anwar el-Sadat was the one-time president of Egypt (1970-1981) who shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize for establishing peace agreements with Israel.
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U.S. President Jimmy Carter brokered the negotiations between Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and a preliminary peace agreement, the Camp David Accords, was agreed upon between Egypt and Israel in September 1978.
For their historic efforts, Sadat and Begin were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1978,
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The Real Road to Peace and follow-through on the negotiations resulted in a finalized peace treaty between Egypt and Israel—the first between Israel and an Arab country—being signed on March 26, 1979.
Unfortunately, Sadat's popularity abroad was matched by a new animosity felt toward him in Egypt and around the Arab world. Opposition to the treaty, a declining Egyptian economy and Sadat's quashing of the resulting dissent led to general upheaval. On October 6, 1981, Armed Forces Day, Anwar el-Sadat was assassinated by Muslim extremists during a military parade commemorating the Yom Kippur War in Cairo, Egypt.
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