Abd al-Karim Qasim

Politician

1914 – 1963

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Who was Abd al-Karim Qasim?

Abd al-Karim Qasim, was a nationalist Iraqi Army general who seized power in a 1958 coup d'état, wherein the Iraqi monarchy was eliminated. He ruled the country as Prime Minister until his downfall and death during the 1963 Ramadan Revolution.

His name can be transliterated from the Arabic in a number of ways, e.g. Abdel Karim Kassem, Abdul Karim Kassem, Abdulkarim Kasem, Abdel-Karim Qaasim, `Abdul Karim Qasem, Qassem. During his rule, he was popularly known as al-za‘īm or, "The Leader".

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Born
Nov 21, 1914
Baghdad
Also known as
  • `Abd al-Karīm Qāsim
  • Abdulkarim Kasem
  • Abdel Karim Kassem
  • Abdul Karim Kassem
  • `Abdul Karim Qasem
  • al-za‘īm
Religion
  • Sunni Islam
Nationality
  • Iraq
Profession
Lived in
  • Baghdad
Died
Feb 9, 1963
Baghdad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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