(1918–81), Egyptian statesman; president 1970–81; full name Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat. He worked to achieve peace in the Middle East, visiting Israel in 1977 and attending talks with Menachim Begin at Camp David in 1978. He was assassinated by members of the Islamic Jihad. Nobel Peace Prize (1978), shared with Begin.
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Syllabification: Sa·dat, Anwar
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