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Muammar Gaddafi

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Birthday
7, 1942
Birthplace
Libya
Death Date
Oct 20, 2011 (69)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1942
Birthplace
Libya
Death Date
Oct 20, 2011 (69)

About

Ruthless Libyan president for more than 40 years who seized power from King Idris in a bloodless coup in 1969, when he was only 27. He was beaten and killed by NTC rebels after a civil war broke out in 2011.

Before Fame

He attended the Royal Military Academy in Benghazi and was only a young lieutenant at the time he seized power.

Trivia

He travelled with his all-female Amazonian Guard who were also referred to as "the Green Nuns" because of the color of their uniforms and the rumor that they had been sworn to celibacy.

Family Life

He married twice, and his second marriage was to Safia Farkash from 1970 to 2011.

Associated With

His death was met with divided reactions from various world leaders. Some, like President Barack Obama, saw it as a step forward for Libya. Others, such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, instead praised the late leader.