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

Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924
Spy

MosesMoses
1391 BC
Hebrew Religious Leader, Lawgiver, Prophet

Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak
04 May 1928
Former President of Egypt
Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
15 April 1955
Ex-Lover of Princess Diana

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

SaladinSaladin
1137 AD
Sultan of Egypt
Ramesses IIRamesses II
1303 BC
Greatest Pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire

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

Ayman al-ZawahiriAyman al-Zawahiri
19 June 1951
Terrorist

AkhenatenAkhenaten
 
Pharoah of Egypt

Mohamed Al-FayedMohamed Al-Fayed
27 January 1929
Owner of Hôtel Ritz Paris

Omar SharifOmar Sharif
10 April 1932
Actor
Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
25 December 1918
Former President of Egypt

HatshepsutHatshepsut
1508 BC
Pharaoh

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

Boutros Boutros-GhaliBoutros Boutros-Ghali
14 November 1922
Former UN Secretary General
Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
0296 AD
Patriarch of Alexandria

NarmerNarmer
3150 BC
Egyptian King
Ankhesenamun Ankhesenamun
1348 BC
Ancient Egyptian Queen

Thutmose IIIThutmose III
1481 BC
King of Egypt

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

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Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician
Amenhotep IIIAmenhotep III
1411 BC
Pharaoh

Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz
11 December 1911
Novelist

Faten HamamaFaten Hamama
27 May 1931
Actress

SneferuSneferu
 
King of Egypt
Mohamed ElBaradeiMohamed ElBaradei
17 June 1942
Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Ramy AshourRamy Ashour
30 September 1987
Squash Player

Hassan FathyHassan Fathy
23 March 1900
Architect

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

Sam EsmailSam Esmail
17 September 1977
Screenwriter

CaesarionCaesarion
23 June 0047
Pharaoh

PtolemyPtolemy
0100 AD
Writer
Abdel Fattah el-SisiAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
19 November 1944
politician, military personnel

JoshuaJoshua
1356 BC
 
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
 
Farouk of EgyptFarouk of Egypt
11 February 1920
Politician, Coin collecting

RaffiRaffi
08 July 1948
Singer, Songwriter

KhufuKhufu
Ruler

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

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
Suzanne MubarakSuzanne Mubarak
28 February 1941
Politician

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

Amr WardaAmr Warda
17 September 1993
Egyptian footballer
HoremhebHoremheb
Pharaoh

Umm KulthumUmm Kulthum
18 December 1898
Singer
Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917
Historian

Nassef SawirisNassef Sawiris
1961 AD
entrepreneur, businessperson

Fuad II of EgyptFuad II of Egypt
16 January 1952
 
Mohamed Hussein TantawiMohamed Hussein Tantawi
31 October 1935
Politician, Military personnel

Gamal MubarakGamal Mubarak
27 December 1963
Businessperson
Atom EgoyanAtom Egoyan
19 July 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

Hassan al-BannaHassan al-Banna
14 October 1906
Imam

Ahmose IAhmose I
Ruler

Claude FrançoisClaude François
01 February 1939
Singer, Music executive, Composer, Songwriter
Mohamed ZidanMohamed Zidan
11 December 1981
Association football player
Ahmed ElmohamadyAhmed Elmohamady
09 September 1987
Association football player

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

Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
0376 AD
Doctor

MenesMenes
Pharaoh
MerneptahMerneptah
 

Ptolemy XII AuletesPtolemy XII Auletes
0117 BC
King

Adly MansourAdly Mansour
23 December 1945
Magistrate, Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Naguib SawirisNaguib Sawiris
15 June 1954
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Ptolemy II PhiladelphusPtolemy II Philadelphus
0309 BC
King
UnasUnas
Pharaoh

Thutmose IThutmose I
1500 BC
Pharaoh
KhafraKhafra
Sovereign

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