Gamal Hamdan

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Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
Egypt
DEATH DATE
Apr 17, 1993 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
Egypt
DEATH DATE
Apr 17, 1993 (65)

About

Author and geographer whose works include The Character of Egypt, Arab's Oil, and The Contemporary Islamic World Geography.

Before Fame

He received his bachelor's degree from Cairo University's Department of Geography and subsequently studied at the University of Reading (UK) on a scholarship.

Trivia

He was found dead, with burns covering the lower half of his body, in 1993. He may have been killed by the Mossad (the Egyptian Intelligence Agency).

Family Life

His father was fired from his teaching job for taking part in political demonstrations during the 1919 Egyptian Revolution.

Associated With

He and Nicholas Crane (author of Two Degrees West) both rose to fame as geographers.