Who was gaddafi?

Muammar Kadaffi seceded in over throwing King Idris in 1962. So as to present himself in a better light to the rest of the world he declared himself to be "president" of Libya. The facts show quite clearly he was NOT, by definition a "president" but a dictator who despised everything relating to modern western culture. He sealed the borders to Libya effectively preventing the country from learning and growing intellectually.