|Biographical detail : ||King of Libya from 1950 to 1969.
Idris was chosen the leader of the Senusiya in 1917, succeeding his uncle but due to conflict with Italy he had to spend 21 years in exile in Egypt. He returned to Libya in 1943. Col. Ghadafi overthrew him in 1969 in a coup.
Idris was born Al Sayaid Muhammad Idris of Sanusi.