Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was an Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth president of Egypt from 1981 to 2011 when he was ousted by the Military.
Mubarak served Egypt as President for three decades making him Egypt’s longest-serving ruler since Muhammad Ali Pasha, who ruled the country from 1805 to 1848, a reign of 43 years.
He later stepped down after an uprising that lasted 18 days of demonstrations during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and On 11 February 2011, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak had resigned as president and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
Under his rule, Egypt remained a key United States ally in the region – receiving $1.3bn a year in US military aid by 2011.
Mubarak passed away at Cairo’s Galaa military hospital and is survived by his wife, Suzanne, and sons, Gamal and Alaa.