Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti
Mustafa Lutfi el-Manfaluti (1876–1924) was an Egyptian writer and poet who was born in the Upper Egyptian city of Manfalut to an Egyptian father and a Turkish mother.He memorized the Quran before th...
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Khalid Islambouli
Khalid Ahmed Showky Al-Islambouli (Arabic: خالد أحمد شوقى الإسلامبولى‎, [ˈxæːled ˈæħmæd ˈʃæwʔi (e)lʔeslæmˈbuːli]) (15 January 1955 – 15 April 1982) was an Egyptian army officer who planned a...
Zakariyya Ahmad
Zakariyya Ahmad (1896–1961 in Egypt; Arabic: زكريا أحمد‎) was an Egyptian musician and composer. He composed many pieces in a traditional Egyptian folk style. His works include solo pi...
Ahmed Shawqi
Ahmed Shawqi (1868–1932) (Arabic: أحمد شوقي‎, [ˈʔæħmæd ˈʃæwʔi]), also written as Ahmed Chawki, nicknamed Amīr al-Shu‘arā’ (The Prince of Poets, Arabic: أمير الشعراء‎), was one of t...
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Hafez Ibrahim
Hafez Ibrahim (Arabic: حافظ إبراهيم, Ḥafeẓ Ibrāheem‎) (1871-1932) was known as the Poet of the Nile, and sometimes the Poet of the People, as his writings were widely revered by ordinary Egy...
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Turks in Egypt
Egyptian Turks also referred to as Turco-Egyptians, (Arabic: تركمان مصر‎ Turkish: Mısır Türkleri) are Egyptian citizens of Turkish descent, who have been living in the Egypt provinces of...
Zein al-Sharaf Talal
Zein al-Sharaf Talal (2 August 1916 – 26 April 1994) was the Queen of Jordan and wife of King Talal. She was also mother of King Hussein.
She was born in Alexandria, Egypt to Sharif Jamal bin Nass...
Muhammad Sharif Pasha
Muhammad Sharif Pasha GCSI (1826–1887) (Arabic: محمد شريف باشا‎) was an Egyptian statesman of Turkish origin. He served as Prime Minister of Egypt three times during his career. His first te...
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Hussein Rushdi Pasha
Husayn, Pasha Rushdi (1863–1928) (Arabic: حسين رشدي باشا‎) was an Egyptian political figure of Turkish originwho served as Prime Minister of Egypt between 1914 and 1919. Under pressure from...
Al-Musta'in (Cairo)
Al-Musta'in Billah (Arabic: المستعين بالله‎) (c. 1390 – February or March 1430) was the tenth Abbasid "shadow" caliph of Cairo, reigning under the tutelage of the Mamluk sultans from 1406 to...
Shwikar
Shwikar (Arabic: شويكار‎) (born May 4, 1935) is a famous Egyptian actress. She started her career in Alexandria in some tragedic roles before she was discovered by the Egyptian film director...
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Hind Rostom
Hind Rostom (Arabic: هند رستم‎) (November 12, 1929 – August 8, 2011) is one of the great icons in the golden era of Egyptian cinema. Her physical appearance earned her the name "Marilyn Monr...
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Adel Adham
Adel Adham (Arabic: عادل أدهم‎; March 28, 1928 – February 1, 1996) was one of Egypt's most famous actors. He was known for his portrayal of evil and ambiguous characters. His mother was half...
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Maurice Zilber
Maurice Zilber (c. 1920 – 21 December 2008) was a thoroughbred horse trainer born and raised in Cairo, Egypt to a Turkish mother and a French-Hungarian father. He trained horses in Egypt from 1946 to...
Youssef Zulficar Pasha
Youssef Zulficar Pasha (Arabic: يوسف باشا ذو الفقار‎) (6 June 1866 – after 1952) was an Egyptian judge. He was the father of Queen Farida of Egypt and thus father-in-law of King Farouk I.You...
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Nazli Sabri
Nazli Sabri (Arabic: نزلي صبري / نازلى صبرى‎; Turkish: Nazlı Sabri) (25 June 1894 – 29 May 1978) was Queen of Egypt from 1919 to 1936 as the second wife of King Fuad.
Nazli was born ...
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Yahya Haqqi
Yahya Haqqi (Arabic: يحيى حقي ‎)(7 January 1905 – 9 December 1992) (or Yehia Hakki, Yehia Haqqi) was an Egyptian writer and novelist. Born to a middle-class family in Cairo, he was trained as a ...
Tawfiq al-Hakim
Tawfiq al-Hakim or Tawfik el-Hakim (October 9, 1898 – July 26, 1987) (Arabic: توفيق الحكيم‎ Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm) was a prominent Egyptian writer. He is one of the pioneers of the Arabic no...
Ayesha Al-Taymuriyya
Aisha Taymur (Arabic: عائشة تيمور‎; full name: Aisha E'ismat Taymur or Aisha 'Esmat al-Taymuriyya, Arabic: عائشة عصمت تيمور‎ or Arabic: عائشة التيمورية‎)(1840-1902) was a...
Ali Sabri
Ali Sabri (Arabic: على صبرى‎, [ˈʕæli ˈsˤɑbɾi]) (1920 – 3 August 1991, Cairo) was an Egyptian politician of Turkish origin.He was one of the second row of 1952 revolution officers, he was the...
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Muhammad Tawfiq Nasim Pasha
Muhammad Tawfiq Nasim Pasha (1874 - 1938) (Arabic: محمد توفيق نسيم باشا‎) was an Egyptian political figure of Turkish origin. He served as the prime minister of Egypt between May 1920 and 19...
Tatamkulu Afrika
Tatamkulu Afrika (Xhosa: Grandfather Africa; also: Tatamkhulu Afrika; 7 December 1920 – 23 December 2002) was a South African poet and writer.
His first novel, Broken Earth was published when he w...
Zaki Rostom
Zaki Rostom (Arabic: زكي رستم‎) (1903–1972) Zaki Moharram Mahmoud Rostom Egyptian actor belongs to a school of integration, and is one of the most important actors of the Egyptian cinema.Zak...
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Hussein Refki Pasha
Hussein Refki Pasha Ahmed Hafez Mohammed Hafez (Arabic: حسين رفقي باشا ‎; 1876–1950) was an Egyptian military general and political figure. He served as Egypt's 25th Minister of War and Mar...
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Iran-Arab relations
Arab League–Iran relations refer to political, economic and cultural relations between the mostly Shia Muslim and ethnically Persian country of Iran and the mostly Sunni and ethnically Arab organizati...
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Qasim Amin
Qasim Amin ([ˈʔæːsem ʔæˈmiːn], Arabic: قاسم أمين; born 1 December 1863, Alexandria, died April 22, 1908, Cairo) was an Egyptian jurist, Islamic Modernist and one of the founders of the Egyptian nation...
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Ihsan Abdel Quddous
Ihsan Abdel Quddous (Arabic: إحسان عبد القدوس‎ ʼIḥsān ʻAbd al-Quddūs, [ʔeħˈsæːn ʕæbdel.qʊdˈduːs]) (1 January 1919 – 11 January 1990) was an Egyptian writer, novelist, and journalist an...
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Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi
Dr. Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi (Arabic: أحمد زكي أبو شادي‎) (1892-1955), (also transliterated as Ahmed Zaky Abushady) was an Egyptian Romantic poet, publisher, medical doctor, bacteriologist and b...
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Leila Ahmed
Leila Ahmed (born 1940; Arabic: لیلى أحمد‎) is an Egyptian American writer on Islam and Islamic feminism as well as being the first women's studies professor at Harvard Divinity School. Ahme...