|King Ahmad Fouad II (son of King
He was born in Cairo in
January 16, 1952 and ruled nominally from July 26, 1952 until the declaration of the
Republic. His father King Farouk abdicated the throne to him, under the pressure
of the revolution, on July 26, 1952. A regency council, however, was formed
of Prince Mohammad Abd El-Moneim, Bahei El Din Barakat Pasha and Lieutenant Rashad
Mohanna until the Republic was declared on June 18, 1953.