Ismail Al-Azhari (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Ismail al-Azhari

Ismail al-Azhari was a Sudanese nationalist and political figure. He served as the first Prime Minister of Sudan between 1954 and 1956, and as President of Sudan from 1965 until he was overthrown by Gaafar Nimeiry in 1969. Presentation of the formation of the Consultative Council of Northern Sudan and the Legislative Assembly. He was president of the National Unionist Party when the unionist parties united under his leadership. In 1954 he was elected prime minister from within the parliament and under the influence of the growing sense of the need for independence of Sudan and before the union discussion with Egypt. With the support of the independent movement, he submitted the proposal to declare independence to parliament. He assumed the post of president of the Council of Sovereignty after the revolution of October 1964 during the Second Democracy. He was arrested during the May 1969 coup in Cooper’s prison and when his health declined, he was taken to hospital until he died.

Born: 20 October 1900, Omdurman, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Died: 26 August 1969 (aged 68), Khartoum, Sudan
Political party: Democratic Unionist Party
Religion: Sunni Islam
Preceded by: Sirr Al-Khatim Al-Khalifa (Transition)
Succeeded by: Gaafar Nimeiry

About Ismail Al-Azhari

Sudanese politician who served as the Prime Minister of Sudan from 1954 until 1956 and as President of Sudan from 1964 until 1969. He was ousted from power in a military coup d’état.

Before Fame

He studied Mathematics at the American University in Beirut and graduated in 1930.


He sought unity with Egypt in the post-colonial period.

Family Life

His father was a religious notable.


He was a politician much like Joseph Kabila.

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