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
Cleopatra Cleopatra
0069 BC
Pharaoh

Mohamed SalahMohamed Salah
15 June 1992
Footballer

TutankhamunTutankhamun
1342 BC
Pharaoh

MosesMoses
1391 BC
Hebrew Religious Leader, Lawgiver, Prophet

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor
SaladinSaladin
1137 AD
Sultan of Egypt

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

Ayman al-ZawahiriAyman al-Zawahiri
19 June 1951
Terrorist

Ramesses IIRamesses II
1303 BC
Greatest Pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire
Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
1370 BC
Ancient Egyptian Queen

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

Omar SharifOmar Sharif
10 April 1932
Actor

Mohamed MorsiMohamed Morsi
08 August 1951
5th President of Egypt
Mohamed Al-FayedMohamed Al-Fayed
27 January 1929
Owner of Hôtel Ritz Paris

HatshepsutHatshepsut
1508 BC
Pharaoh
Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
25 December 1918
Former President of Egypt

Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak
04 May 1928
Former President of Egypt

MaimonidesMaimonides
30 March 1135
Philosopher
Ibn KhaldunIbn Khaldun
27 May 1332
Historiographer

NarmerNarmer
3150 BC
Egyptian King
Boutros Boutros-GhaliBoutros Boutros-Ghali
14 November 1922
Former UN Secretary General

Ankhesenamun Ankhesenamun
1348 BC
Ancient Egyptian Queen

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
16 November 1935
Heart Surgeon

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician
Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz
11 December 1911
Novelist
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

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Hassan FathyHassan Fathy
23 March 1900
Architect

Ramy AshourRamy Ashour
30 September 1987
Squash Player

Rania YoussefRania Youssef
01 December 1973
Actress

PtolemyPtolemy
0100 AD
Writer
CaesarionCaesarion
23 June 0047
Pharaoh

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

Sam EsmailSam Esmail
17 September 1977
Screenwriter

Mohamed AttaMohamed Atta
01 September 1968
Hijacker
AaronAaron
Prophet

DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Seti ISeti I
1323 BC
Pharaoh

ImhotepImhotep
 

Nassef SawirisNassef Sawiris
1961 AD
entrepreneur, businessperson

OrigenOrigen
0185 AD
Scholar

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769
Military commander
KhufuKhufu
Ruler

Catherine of AlexandriaCatherine of Alexandria
0287 AD
Saint

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
15 June 1946
Singer, Composer

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
Zahi HawassZahi Hawass
28 May 1947
Egyptian archaeologist

Ramesses IIIRamesses III
1217 BC
Pharaoh

Ramesses IRamesses I
Pharaoh, Sovereign
Ahmed ElmohamadyAhmed Elmohamady
09 September 1987
Association football player

HagarHagar
Consort
Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
0296 AD
Patriarch of Alexandria

RaffiRaffi
08 July 1948
Singer, Songwriter

Thutmose IIIThutmose III
1481 BC
Pharaoh
Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
09 October 1906
Author

Amr WardaAmr Warda
17 September 1993
Egyptian footballer
Abu Hamza al-MasriAbu Hamza al-Masri
15 April 1958
Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher

HoremhebHoremheb
Pharaoh

Umm KulthumUmm Kulthum
18 December 1898
Singer

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD
Monk
Amenhotep IIIAmenhotep III
1411 BC
Pharaoh
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

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

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

MenesMenes
Pharaoh

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

Samira SaidSamira Said
10 January 1958
Singer
Ptolemy XII AuletesPtolemy XII Auletes
0117 BC
King

Ptolemy II PhiladelphusPtolemy II Philadelphus
0309 BC
King
Omar Abdel-RahmanOmar Abdel-Rahman
03 May 1938
Theologian

MerneptahMerneptah
 

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

Mohamed AboutrikaMohamed Aboutrika
07 November 1978
Association football player
Thutmose IThutmose I
1500 BC
Pharaoh

KhafraKhafra
Sovereign

Amenhotep IIAmenhotep II
Pharaoh

Naguib SawirisNaguib Sawiris
15 June 1954
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
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
Adly MansourAdly Mansour
23 December 1945
Magistrate, Judge, Politician, Lawyer

TiyeTiye
1398 BC
 
Muhammad AbduhMuhammad Abduh
1849 AD
Jurist