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
(Footballer)

15 June 1992

Omar SharifOmar Sharif
(Actor)

10 April 1932

Cleopatra Cleopatra
(Pharaoh)

0069 BC

Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
(Ex-Lover of Princess Diana)

15 April 1955

TutankhamunTutankhamun
(Pharaoh)

1342 BC

MosesMoses
(Hebrew Religious Leader, Lawgiver, Prophet)

1391 BC

Ramesses IIRamesses II
(Greatest Pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire)

1303 BC

SaladinSaladin
(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

AkhenatenAkhenaten
(Pharoah of Egypt)

Ayman al-ZawahiriAyman al-Zawahiri
(Terrorist)

19 June 1951

Faten HamamaFaten Hamama
(Actress)

27 May 1931

HatshepsutHatshepsut
(Pharaoh)

1508 BC

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
(Former President of Egypt)

25 December 1918

Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak
(Former President of Egypt)

04 May 1928

MaimonidesMaimonides
(Philosopher)

30 March 1135

Ibn KhaldunIbn Khaldun
(Historiographer)

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
(Novelist)

11 December 1911

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
(Heart Surgeon)

16 November 1935

SneferuSneferu
(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
(Architect)

23 March 1900

Essam El-HadaryEssam El-Hadary
(Egyptian goalkeeper)

15 January 1973

PtolemyPtolemy
(Writer)

0100 AD

JoshuaJoshua

1356 BC

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

19 November 1944

CaesarionCaesarion
(Pharaoh)

23 June 0047

Mohamed AttaMohamed Atta
(Hijacker)

01 September 1968

AaronAaron
(Prophet)
DalidaDalida
(Actor, Film actor, Singer, Musician, Model)

17 January 1933

Ramadan SobhiRamadan Sobhi
(Footballer)

23 January 1997

Sam MorsySam Morsy
(Footballer)

10 September 1991

ImhotepImhotep

KhufuKhufu
(Ruler)

Catherine of AlexandriaCatherine of Alexandria
(Saint)

0287 AD

OrigenOrigen
(Scholar)

0185 AD

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
(Military commander)

04 March 1769

Seti ISeti I
(Pharaoh)

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
(Pharaoh)

1481 BC

Neferirkare KakaiNeferirkare Kakai
(Pharaoh)

2483 BC

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
(Singer, Composer)

15 June 1946

Umm KulthumUmm Kulthum
(Singer)

18 December 1898

Ahmed ElmohamadyAhmed Elmohamady
(Association football player)

09 September 1987

HagarHagar
(Consort)

Ahmed FathyAhmed Fathy
(Egyptian footballer)

10 November 1984

Amr WardaAmr Warda
(Egyptian footballer)

17 September 1993

RaffiRaffi
(Singer, Songwriter)

08 July 1948

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
(Monk)

0251 AD

Sayyid QutbSayyid Qutb
(Author)

09 October 1906

Amenhotep IIIAmenhotep III
(Pharaoh)

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

ShikabalaShikabala
(Footballer)

05 March 1986

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
(Mathematician)

0010 AD

Amr DiabAmr Diab
(Singer)

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
(Pharaoh)

1217 BC

Ahmed Hassan MahgoubAhmed Hassan Mahgoub
(Association football player)

05 March 1993

HoremhebHoremheb
(Pharaoh)
MenesMenes
(Pharaoh)

Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
(Doctor)

0378 AD

Ahmose IAhmose I
(Ruler)

Naguib SawirisNaguib Sawiris
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

15 June 1954