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

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

Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924
Spy

Mohamed Al-FayedMohamed Al-Fayed
27 January 1929
Owner of Hôtel Ritz Paris
Gamal Abdel NasserGamal Abdel Nasser
15 January 1918
Political Leader of Egypt

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

AkhenatenAkhenaten
 
Pharoah of Egypt

Ayman al-ZawahiriAyman al-Zawahiri
19 June 1951
Terrorist

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
25 December 1918
Former President of Egypt

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

Abdel Fattah el-SisiAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
19 November 1954
President of Egypt

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

Ibn KhaldunIbn Khaldun
27 May 1332
Historiographer
MaimonidesMaimonides
30 March 1138
Philosopher

Mohamed MorsiMohamed Morsi
08 August 1951
5th President of Egypt
OrigenOrigen
0184 AD
Theologian

NarmerNarmer
3150 BC
Egyptian King

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD
Saint

Thutmose IIIThutmose III
1481 BC
King of Egypt
Ankhesenamun Ankhesenamun
1348 BC
Ancient Egyptian Queen

Amenhotep IIIAmenhotep III
1411 BC
Pharaoh

Boutros Boutros-GhaliBoutros Boutros-Ghali
14 November 1922
Former UN Secretary General
Hamad bin Isa Al KhalifahHamad bin Isa Al Khalifah
28 January 1950
King of Bahrain

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Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
0296 AD
Patriarch of Alexandria
Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
09 October 1906
Religious Leader

Faten HamamaFaten Hamama
27 May 1931
Actress

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD
Inventor, Mathematician

Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz
11 December 1911
Novelist
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

Dina TokioDina Tokio
06 June 1989
YouTuber

Rania YoussefRania Youssef
01 December 1973
Actress

MaathorneferureMaathorneferure
Gueen

AkhenatonAkhenaton
Pharaoh
Mena MassoudMena Massoud
17 September 1991
Actor

Sam EsmailSam Esmail
17 September 1977
Screenwriter
CaesarionCaesarion
23 June 0047
Pharaoh

JoshuaJoshua
1356 BC
 

DalidaDalida
17 January 1933
Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Nawal El SaadawiNawal El Saadawi
27 October 1931
Writer

Nasser Al-KharafiNasser Al-Kharafi
1944 AD
Kuwaiti businessman
AaronAaron
Prophet

Mohamed AttaMohamed Atta
01 September 1968
Hijacker

ImhotepImhotep
 

Farouk of EgyptFarouk of Egypt
11 February 1920
Ruler

KhufuKhufu
Ruler
Seti ISeti I
1323 BC
Pharaoh

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
15 June 1946
Singer, Composer

HagarHagar
Consort

Haim SabanHaim Saban
15 October 1944
Business Person
Umm KulthumUmm Kulthum
18 December 1898
Singer

RaffiRaffi
08 July 1948
Singer, Songwriter
Mohamed El NennyMohamed El Nenny
11 July 1992
 

Fawzia Fuad of EgyptFawzia Fuad of Egypt
05 November 1921
Queen

Abu Hamza al-MasriAbu Hamza al-Masri
15 April 1958
Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher
Fuad II of EgyptFuad II of Egypt
16 January 1952
 

AyAy
Pharaoh
Ramesses IIIRamesses III
1217 BC
Pharaoh

Andre AcimanAndre Aciman
02 January 1951
Writer

Eric HobsbawmEric Hobsbawm
09 June 1917
Historian
Amr DiabAmr Diab
11 October 1961
Singer

Nassef SawirisNassef Sawiris
1961 AD
entrepreneur, businessperson
Ramesses IRamesses I
Pharaoh, Sovereign

Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`iMuhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`i
31 July 0767
Theologian

Zahi HawassZahi Hawass
28 May 1947
Egyptian archaeologist

Cleopatra Selene IICleopatra Selene II
0040 AD
Princess
Ahmose IAhmose I
Ruler
MenesMenes
Pharaoh

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

TiyeTiye
1398 BC
 

Ahmed HossamAhmed Hossam
23 February 1983
Egyptian football manager
Philo of AlexandriaPhilo of Alexandria
0015 BC
Philosopher

Mohamed AboutrikaMohamed Aboutrika
07 November 1978
Association football player

Ptolemy XII AuletesPtolemy XII Auletes
0117 BC
King

HoremhebHoremheb
Pharaoh

Fuad I of EgyptFuad I of Egypt
26 March 1868
King of Egypt
Isma'il PashaIsma'il Pasha
31 December 1830
Khedive

Ahmed ElmohamadyAhmed Elmohamady
09 September 1987
Association football player
Atom EgoyanAtom Egoyan
19 July 1960
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor,

Abdul Basit 'Abd us-SamadAbdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad
1927 AD
Qāriʾ
MerneptahMerneptah
 
Ptolemy II PhiladelphusPtolemy II Philadelphus
0309 BC
King