King Farouk of Egypt, the Pickpocket King. Infamous for stealing Winston Churchill’s pocket watch, he was a known kleptomaniac and would steal from several rulers. Upon escaping from Egypt, authorities found the world’s largest porn collection at the time among his belongings.
Farouk I (/fəˈruːk/; Arabic: فاروق الأول Fārūq al-Awwal; 11 February 1920 – 18 March 1965) was the tenth ruler of Egypt from the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the penultimate King of Egypt and the Sudan, succeeding his father, Fuad I, in 1936.
His full title was “His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and the Sudan”. He was overthrown in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and forced to abdicate in favour of his infant son, Ahmed Fuad, who succeeded him as Fuad II. Farouk died in exile in Italy in 1965.
His sister, Princess Fawzia Fuad, was the first wife and consort of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Early life and education
He was born as His Sultanic Highness Farouk bin Fuad, Hereditar… Continue Reading (82 minute read)