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Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
محمد حسين طنطاوي
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Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt
In office
11 February 2011 – 30 June 2012
Prime Minister
Deputy Sami Anan
Preceded by Hosni Mubarak (as President)
Succeeded by Mohamed Morsi (as President)
Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
11 February 2011 – 30 June 2012
Preceded by Hosni Mubarak
Succeeded by Mohamed Morsi
Minister of Defence and Military Production
In office
20 May 1991 – 12 August 2012
Prime Minister
Preceded by Sabri Abu Taleb
Succeeded by Abdul Fatah al-Sisi
Personal details
Born October 31, 1935 (1935-10-31) (age 86)
Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
Died 21 September 2021
Cairo, Egypt
Political party Independent
  • Liberation Order
  • United Arab Republic Anniversary Order
  • Distinguished Service Order
  • Order of the Nile
Military service
Allegiance  Egypt
Branch/service Egyptian Army
Years of service 1955–2012
Rank EgyField Marshal.png Field Marshal
Commands Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

Mohamed Hussein Tantawy Soliman (Arabic: محمد حسين طنطاوي سليمان 31 October 1935 – 21 September 2021) was an Egyptian field marshal and former politician.

He was the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and, as Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, was the de facto head of state from the ousting of Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011 to the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt on 30 June 2012.

Tantawy served in the government as Minister of Defense and Military Production from 1991 until Morsi ordered Tantawy to retire on 12 August 2012.

Tantawi died on 21 September 2021 in Cairo at the age of 85.

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