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.
Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC
Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom
Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah
15 June 1992
Footballer

TutankhamunTutankhamun
1342 BC
Pharaoh

MosesMoses
1391 BC
Hebrew Religious Leader, Lawgiver, Prophet

SaladinSaladin
1137 AD
Sultan of Egypt

Ramesses IIRamesses II
1303 BC
Greatest Pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire
Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
15 April 1955
Ex-Lover of Princess Diana

Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924
Spy

Omar SharifOmar Sharif
10 April 1932
Actor
Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
1370 BC
Ancient Egyptian Queen

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

Gamal Abdel NasserGamal Abdel Nasser
15 January 1918
Political Leader of Egypt

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

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 1138
Philosopher

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

OrigenOrigen
0184 AD
Theologian
NarmerNarmer
3150 BC
Egyptian King

Boutros Boutros-GhaliBoutros Boutros-Ghali
14 November 1922
Former UN Secretary General
Ankhesenamun Ankhesenamun
1348 BC
Ancient Egyptian Queen

Thutmose IIIThutmose III
1481 BC
King of Egypt
Amenhotep IIIAmenhotep III
1411 BC
Pharaoh

Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
0296 AD
Patriarch of Alexandria

Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
09 October 1906
Religious Leader
Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD
Saint

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Faten HamamaFaten Hamama
27 May 1931
Actress
Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz
11 December 1911
Novelist

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician

SneferuSneferu
 
King of Egypt

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935
Heart Surgeon
Mohamed ElBaradeiMohamed ElBaradei
17 June 1942
Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Hassan FathyHassan Fathy
23 March 1900
Architect

Ramy AshourRamy Ashour
30 September 1987
Squash Player

Magi SalahMagi Salah
 
Wife of Mohamed Salah

Rania YoussefRania Youssef
01 December 1973
Actress
Dina TokioDina Tokio
06 June 1989
YouTuber

Hamad bin Isa Al KhalifahHamad bin Isa Al Khalifah
28 January 1950
King of Bahrain

CaesarionCaesarion
23 June 0047
Pharaoh

Mohamed AttaMohamed Atta
01 September 1968
Hijacker

Sam EsmailSam Esmail
17 September 1977
Screenwriter
PtolemyPtolemy
0100 AD
Writer

Abdel Fattah el-SisiAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
19 November 1944
politician, military personnel
JoshuaJoshua
1356 BC
 

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

AaronAaron
Prophet
ImhotepImhotep
 

KhufuKhufu
Ruler
Farouk of EgyptFarouk of Egypt
11 February 1920
Ruler

Seti ISeti I
1323 BC
Pharaoh

HagarHagar
Consort

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
15 June 1946
Singer, Composer

RaffiRaffi
08 July 1948
Singer, Songwriter
Haim SabanHaim Saban
15 October 1944
Business Person

Abu Hamza al-MasriAbu Hamza al-Masri
15 April 1958
Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher

Nassef SawirisNassef Sawiris
1961 AD
entrepreneur, businessperson

Umm KulthumUmm Kulthum
18 December 1898
Singer
Amr DiabAmr Diab
11 October 1961
Singer

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917
Historian
Ramesses IIIRamesses III
1217 BC
Pharaoh

AyAy
Pharaoh

Zahi HawassZahi Hawass
28 May 1947
Egyptian archaeologist
Ramesses IRamesses I
Pharaoh, Sovereign

Fuad II of EgyptFuad II of Egypt
16 January 1952
 
Atom EgoyanAtom Egoyan
19 July 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

Mohamed A. El-ErianMohamed A. El-Erian
19 August 1958
Businessman

Ahmose IAhmose I
Ruler
PhiloPhilo
0020 AD
Philosopher

MenesMenes
Pharaoh
HoremhebHoremheb
Pharaoh

Sam MorsySam Morsy
10 September 1991
Footballer

Ahmed ElmohamadyAhmed Elmohamady
09 September 1987
Association football player

Arsinoe IV of EgyptArsinoe IV of Egypt
0068 AD
Queen
MerneptahMerneptah
 
Fuad I of EgyptFuad I of Egypt
26 March 1868
Monarch, King

Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
0376 AD
Doctor

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

TiyeTiye
1398 BC
 
Hassan al-BannaHassan al-Banna
14 October 1906
School teacher

KhafraKhafra
King of Egypt

Omar Abdel-RahmanOmar Abdel-Rahman
03 May 1938
Theologian

Thutmose IThutmose I
1500 BC
Pharaoh

Ptolemy II PhiladelphusPtolemy II Philadelphus
0309 BC
King
SmenkhkareSmenkhkare
Pharaoh

Pepi II NeferkarePepi II Neferkare
Pharaoh
Ptolemy XII AuletesPtolemy XII Auletes
0117 BC
King

Amenhotep IAmenhotep I
Pharaoh
Ibrahim Pasha of EgyptIbrahim Pasha of Egypt
04 March 1789
Military General
Amenhotep IIAmenhotep II
Pharaoh