|Muammar Gaddafi Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||c. June 7, 1942|
|Date of Death||October 20, 2011|
Muammar Gaddafi was a Libyan dictator, revolutionary, politician, and political theorist who ruled Libya from 1969 until his assassination in 2011. From 1969 to 1977, he served as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic and then served as the Brotherly Leader of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011. Muammar Gaddafi has been criticized by many on the global stage for his authoritarian administration that systematically violated human rights as well as financed global terrorism.
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi
He was born on c. June 7, 1942.
On October 20, 2011, Muammar Gaddafi died of a gunshot wound at the age of 68 or 69 in Sirte, Libya. He was killed by NTC militants.
His body was buried in an unknown location in the Libyan Desert.
Qasr Abu Hadi, Italian Libya
He resided in Bab al-Azizia (a military barracks and compound situated in the southern suburbs of Tripoli, Libya).
Muammar Gaddafi enrolled at the University of Libya in Benghazi and studied history but soon dropped out to join the military.
Dictator, Revolutionary, Politician, Political Theorist
- Father – Mohammad Abdul Salam bin Hamed bin Mohammad (known as Abu Meniar) (d. 1985)
- Mother – Aisha bin Niran (d. 1978)
- Siblings – He had 3 older sisters.
- Others – Abdessalam Bouminyar (Paternal Grandfather) (Was killed by the Italian Army during the Italian invasion of 1911)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $200 Billion at the time of his death.
6 ft or 183 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Muammar Gaddafi dated –
- Olga Bisera – It was RUMORed that he had an affair with Yugoslav-born Italian film actor and producer Olga Bisera in the past.
- Fatiha al-Nuri (1969-1970) – In the year 1969, Muammar Gaddafi tied the knot with his first wife Fatiha al-Nuri and she gave birth to their only child together, a son named Muhammad Muammar Gaddafi, on March 15, 1970. The relationship was a strained one and the marriage ended in divorce in 1970.
- Safia Farkash (1970-2011) – He met former nurse and businessperson Safia Farkash when he was hospitalized and treated for appendicitis. The duo got married in 1970 and remained together until Muammar Gaddafi’s death in 2011. They were blessed with 7 biological children, including 6 sons named Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (b. June 25, 1972), Al-Saadi Gaddafi (b. May 25, 1973), Mutassim Gaddafi (December 18, 1974 – October 20, 2011), Hannibal Gaddafi (b. September 20, 1975), Saif al-Arab Gaddafi (1982 – April 30, 2011), and Khamis Gaddafi (May 27, 1983 – August 29, 2011), and a daughter named Ayesha Gaddafi (b. December 25, 1977).
Race / Ethnicity
Muammar Gaddafi was of Libyan descent.
Salt and Pepper
- Curly hair
- Flamboyant dress sense
Muammar Gaddafi Favorite Things
- Novels – Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Roots by Alex Haley, and The Outsider by Colin Wilson
- Hobbies – Reading, Playing Football
Source – Wikipedia
Muammar Gaddafi Facts
- He started training at the Royal Military Academy, Benghazi in 1963.
- Gaddafi went on to establish the Central Committee of the Free Officers Movement, a revolutionary group named after Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Egyptian predecessor, in 1964.
- He was assigned to the United Kingdom for further military training in April 1966 and was described as an “amusing officer, always cheerful, hard-working, and conscientious”. He hated England and claimed that British Army officers had racially insulted him. During his time there, Muammar Gaddafi used to walk around Piccadilly wearing traditional Libyan robes and later stated that he returned home “more confident and proud of our values, ideals and social character”.
- He opposed South Africa’s Apartheid regime.
- Despite the rumors, Gaddafi did not attend the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
- He advocated universal health care.
- He once said, “Those who do not love me do not deserve to live.”
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