Did you know Egyptians were one of the firsts in the world to play board games? They were also the first to forge peace treaties on record, use calendars, toothpaste, door locks and plow, invent eye-makeup, design world's first writing language (hieroglyphics), pop breath mints and shave and cut hair. That is right! Such was the ingenuity of the Egyptians. No wonder, in a land where greatness and accomplishment is measured by dynasties and deeds, its civilization stands revered as one of the most advanced civilizations of its times, and its countrymen, some of the most dexterous and avant-garde. From pharaohs and philosophers to singers and scientists and from architects and dentists to sculptors and physicians, Egypt has given the world some of the best exemplary men and women it has ever known. Let us explore the feats and deeds of some of world's most famous Egyptians through their timeline, trivia, and facts covered in the biographies here.
Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924
Spy
Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah
15 June 1992
Footballer

Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC
Pharaoh

TutankhamunTutankhamun
1342 BC
Pharaoh

MosesMoses
1391 BC
Hebrew Religious Leader, Lawgiver, Prophet

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor
Ramesses IIRamesses II
1303 BC
Greatest Pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire

SaladinSaladin
1137 AD
Sultan of Egypt

Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
15 April 1955
Ex-Lover of Princess Diana

AkhenatenAkhenaten
 
Pharoah of Egypt
Ayman al-ZawahiriAyman al-Zawahiri
19 June 1951
Terrorist

Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
1370 BC
Ancient Egyptian Queen
Gamal Abdel NasserGamal Abdel Nasser
15 January 1918
Political Leader of Egypt

Omar SharifOmar Sharif
10 April 1932
Actor

Mohamed Al-FayedMohamed Al-Fayed
27 January 1929
Owner of Hôtel Ritz Paris
Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
25 December 1918
Former President of Egypt

HatshepsutHatshepsut
1508 BC
Pharaoh
Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak
04 May 1928
Former President of Egypt

MaimonidesMaimonides
30 March 1135
Philosopher

Mohamed MorsiMohamed Morsi
08 August 1951
5th President of Egypt
Ibn KhaldunIbn Khaldun
27 May 1332
Historiographer

OrigenOrigen
0184 AD
Theologian

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935
Heart Surgeon

Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
0296 AD
Patriarch of Alexandria

NarmerNarmer
3150 BC
Egyptian King
Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz
11 December 1911
Novelist
Boutros Boutros-GhaliBoutros Boutros-Ghali
14 November 1922
Former UN Secretary General

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician

Ankhesenamun Ankhesenamun
1348 BC
Ancient Egyptian Queen

Thutmose IIIThutmose III
1481 BC
King of Egypt
Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
09 October 1906
Religious Leader

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Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD
Saint

Amenhotep IIIAmenhotep III
1411 BC
Pharaoh

Faten HamamaFaten Hamama
27 May 1931
Actress

SneferuSneferu
 
King of Egypt
Magi SalahMagi Salah
 
Wife of Mohamed Salah

Mohamed ElBaradeiMohamed ElBaradei
17 June 1942
Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Dina TokioDina Tokio
06 June 1989
YouTuber

Hassan FathyHassan Fathy
23 March 1900
Architect

Ramy AshourRamy Ashour
30 September 1987
Squash Player
Rania YoussefRania Youssef
01 December 1973
Actress

Hamad bin Isa Al KhalifahHamad bin Isa Al Khalifah
28 January 1950
King of Bahrain
PtolemyPtolemy
0100 AD
Writer

CaesarionCaesarion
23 June 0047
Pharaoh

JoshuaJoshua
1356 BC
 

Abdel Fattah el-SisiAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
19 November 1944
politician, military personnel

Sam EsmailSam Esmail
17 September 1977
Screenwriter
Mohamed AttaMohamed Atta
01 September 1968
Hijacker

DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model

AaronAaron
Prophet

Seti ISeti I
1323 BC
Pharaoh
ImhotepImhotep
 

Nassef SawirisNassef Sawiris
1961 AD
entrepreneur, businessperson
KhufuKhufu
Ruler

Farouk of EgyptFarouk of Egypt
11 February 1920
Politician, Coin collecting

Haim SabanHaim Saban
15 October 1944
Business Person
Amr DiabAmr Diab
11 October 1961
Singer

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
15 June 1946
Singer, Composer
Zahi HawassZahi Hawass
28 May 1947
Egyptian archaeologist

Ramesses IIIRamesses III
1217 BC
Pharaoh

Ramesses IRamesses I
Pharaoh, Sovereign
HagarHagar
Consort

RaffiRaffi
08 July 1948
Singer, Songwriter
Amr WardaAmr Warda
17 September 1993
Egyptian footballer

HoremhebHoremheb
Pharaoh

Umm KulthumUmm Kulthum
18 December 1898
Singer

Abu Hamza al-MasriAbu Hamza al-Masri
15 April 1958
Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher
Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917
Historian
Fuad II of EgyptFuad II of Egypt
16 January 1952
 

Hassan al-BannaHassan al-Banna
14 October 1906
Imam

Samira SaidSamira Said
10 January 1958
Singer

Ahmose IAhmose I
Ruler
Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
0378 AD
Doctor

Taha HusseinTaha Hussein
14 November 1889
linguist, historian, translator, writer, literary

Ahmed ElmohamadyAhmed Elmohamady
09 September 1987
Association football player

Naguib SawirisNaguib Sawiris
15 June 1954
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

MenesMenes
Pharaoh
Claude FrançoisClaude François
01 February 1939
Singer, Music executive, Composer, Songwriter

Ptolemy XII AuletesPtolemy XII Auletes
0117 BC
King
MerneptahMerneptah
 

Atom EgoyanAtom Egoyan
19 July 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

Ptolemy II PhiladelphusPtolemy II Philadelphus
0309 BC
King
UnasUnas
Pharaoh

Thutmose IThutmose I
1500 BC
Pharaoh
Abdullah Ahmed AbdullahAbdullah Ahmed Abdullah
06 June 1963
Egyptian militant

Fuad I of EgyptFuad I of Egypt
26 March 1868
Monarch, King

KhafraKhafra
Sovereign

Amenhotep IIAmenhotep II
Pharaoh
Omar Abdel-RahmanOmar Abdel-Rahman
03 May 1938
Theologian

Mohamed Hussein TantawiMohamed Hussein Tantawi
31 October 1935
Politician, Military personnel
Pepi II NeferkarePepi II Neferkare
Pharaoh

Hossam HassanHossam Hassan
10 August 1966
 
Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

Mohamed AboutrikaMohamed Aboutrika
07 November 1978
Association football player
TiyeTiye
1398 BC