Find out more about the greatest Egyptians, including Mohamed Salah, Cleopatra, Tutankhamun, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Saladin.

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.
Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah

15 June 1992

Omar SharifOmar Sharif

10 April 1932

Cleopatra Cleopatra

0069 BC

Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
(Ex-Lover of Princess Diana)

15 April 1955


1342 BC

(Hebrew Religious Leader, Lawgiver, Prophet)

1391 BC

Ramesses IIRamesses II
(Greatest Pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire)

1303 BC

(Sultan of Egypt)

1137 AD

Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
(Ancient Egyptian Queen)

1370 BC

Mohamed Al-FayedMohamed Al-Fayed
(Owner of Hôtel Ritz Paris)

27 January 1929

Gamal Abdel NasserGamal Abdel Nasser
(Political Leader of Egypt)

15 January 1918

(Pharoah of Egypt)

Ayman al-ZawahiriAyman al-Zawahiri

19 June 1951

Faten HamamaFaten Hamama

27 May 1931


1508 BC

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
(Former President of Egypt)

25 December 1918

Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak
(Former President of Egypt)

04 May 1928


30 March 1135

Ibn KhaldunIbn Khaldun

27 May 1332

Mohamed MorsiMohamed Morsi
(5th President of Egypt)

08 August 1951

Ankhesenamun Ankhesenamun
(Ancient Egyptian Queen)

1348 BC

Boutros Boutros-GhaliBoutros Boutros-Ghali
(Former UN Secretary General)

14 November 1922

Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz

11 December 1911

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
(Heart Surgeon)

16 November 1935

(King of Egypt)
Mohamed ElBaradeiMohamed ElBaradei
(Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

17 June 1942

Ramy AshourRamy Ashour
(Squash Player)

30 September 1987

Hassan FathyHassan Fathy

23 March 1900

Essam El-HadaryEssam El-Hadary
(Egyptian goalkeeper)

15 January 1973


0100 AD


1356 BC

Abdel Fattah el-SisiAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
(politician, military personnel)

19 November 1944


23 June 0047

Mohamed AttaMohamed Atta

01 September 1968

(Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model)

17 January 1933

Ramadan SobhiRamadan Sobhi

23 January 1997

Sam MorsySam Morsy

10 September 1991



Catherine of AlexandriaCatherine of Alexandria

0287 AD


0185 AD

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
(Military commander)

04 March 1769

Seti ISeti I

1323 BC

Farouk of EgyptFarouk of Egypt
(Politician, Coin collecting)

11 February 1920

Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
(Patriarch of Alexandria)

0296 AD

Thutmose IIIThutmose III

1481 BC

Neferirkare KakaiNeferirkare Kakai

2483 BC

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
(Singer, Composer)

15 June 1946

Umm KulthumUmm Kulthum

18 December 1898

Ahmed ElmohamadyAhmed Elmohamady
(Association football player)

09 September 1987


Ahmed FathyAhmed Fathy
(Egyptian footballer)

10 November 1984

Amr WardaAmr Warda
(Egyptian footballer)

17 September 1993

(Singer, Songwriter)

08 July 1948

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great

0251 AD

Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb

09 October 1906

Amenhotep IIIAmenhotep III

1411 BC

Mohamed AboutrikaMohamed Aboutrika
(Association football player)

07 November 1978

Ali GabrAli Gabr
(Egyptian footballer)

10 January 1989

Zahi HawassZahi Hawass
(Egyptian archaeologist)

28 May 1947

Ramesses IRamesses I
(Pharaoh, Sovereign)

Omar GaberOmar Gaber
(Egyptian footballer)

30 January 1992


05 March 1986

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria

0010 AD

Amr DiabAmr Diab

11 October 1961

Fuad II of EgyptFuad II of Egypt

16 January 1952

Abu Hamza al-MasriAbu Hamza al-Masri
(Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher)

15 April 1958

Ramesses IIIRamesses III

1217 BC

Ahmed Hassan MahgoubAhmed Hassan Mahgoub
(Association football player)

05 March 1993


Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria

0378 AD

Ahmose IAhmose I

Naguib SawirisNaguib Sawiris
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

15 June 1954