Mohieddin attended Military College in 1938 and was a Staff College Graduate in 1948. He was the Professional Army Professor of Tactics in the Officers Military College from 1940 to 1943 and again from 1950 to 1951. He was also the Professor of Tactics in the Officers Staff College from 1951 to 1952.
In 1967, Mohieddin was appointed by president Gamal Abdel Nasser
to take over position of president after Nasser's resignation, an appointment he refused. In 1968, he resigned from all positions and quit public life.
As of 2005, after the death of Hussein El-Shafei
and until his own death in 2012, he and his first cousin Khaled Mohieddin
were the last two surviving members of the Revolutionary Command Council.
On 15 May 2012, Mohieddin died at the age of 93.
Mohieddin had various assignments within the army. He served with the Egyptian army in Sudan. In 1948, he was the chief of staff of the first brigade which was later besieged at Faluja. One of his outstanding achievements in 1948 was to go back to the besieged brigade, infiltrating enemy lines from Rafah to Faluja. He was rewarded for his bravery at the end of the war with the Mehmet Ali
golden award for valour and excellence in duty in the field in Palestine. In 1952, he prepared strategy for army movement and was in charge of operation that led to success of the movement.
Zakaria Mohieddin and Yuri Gagarin
- the first Human in Space
, Cairo Almaza Air Base, February 2, 1962
Committees and boards
- ^ زكريا محي الدين يعزي لأول مرة في صفحة الوفيات
- ^ Revolution:Zakaria Mohieddin Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Al-Ahram Weekly Online Archived 2013-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "Tantawi, Anan attend Zakaria Mohieddin's military funeral procession". Egypt Independent. 15 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
- ^ "Prominent Egyptian 'Free Officer' dies at 94". Al-Ahram. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- ^ Tantawi, Anan attend Zakaria Mohieddin’s military funeral procession Archived 2012-07-29 at archive.today. Egypt Independent. Al-Masry al-Youm. 2012-05-15.
- ^ "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1965"(PDF).
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