Find out more about the greatest Egyptian, 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

Gharbia Governorate

Gemini

Omar SharifOmar Sharif
(Actor)

10 April 1932

10 July 2015

Alexandria, Egypt

Aries

Cleopatra Cleopatra
(Pharaoh)

0069 BC

12 August 0030

Alexandria

TutankhamunTutankhamun
(Pharaoh)

1342 BC

1323 BC

Ancient Egypt

MosesMoses
(Hebrew Religious Leader, Lawgiver, Prophet)

1391 BC

1272 BC

Land of Goshen

Neferneferuaten NefertitiNefertiti
(Ancient Egyptian Queen)

1370 BC

1330 BC

Ramesses IIRamesses II
(Greatest Pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire)

1303 BC

1213 BC

SaladinSaladin
(Sultan of Egypt)

1137 AD

04 March 1193

Tikrit, Iraq

AkhenatenAkhenaten
(Pharoah of Egypt)

Egypt

Gamal Abdel NasserGamal Abdel Nasser
(Political Leader of Egypt)

15 January 1918

28 September 1970

Alexandria

Capricorn

Ayman al-ZawahiriAyman al-Zawahiri
(Terrorist)

19 June 1951

Maadi, Egypt

Gemini

Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
(Ex-Lover of Princess Diana)

15 April 1955

31 August 1997

Alexandria, Egypt

Aries

Faten HamamaFaten Hamama
(Actress)

27 May 1931

17 January 2015

Mansoura, Egypt

Gemini

HatshepsutHatshepsut
(Pharaoh)

1508 BC

1458 BC

Egypt

Anwar SadatAnwar Sadat
(Former President of Egypt)

25 December 1918

06 October 1981

Mit Abu al-Kum

Capricorn

Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak
(Former President of Egypt)

04 May 1928

Monufia Governorate

Taurus

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

27 January 1929

El-Gomorok

Aquarius

Ibn KhaldunIbn Khaldun
(Historiographer)

27 May 1332

19 March 1406

Tunis

Gemini

MaimonidesMaimonides
(Philosopher)

30 March 1135

13 December 1204

Córdoba

Aries

Mohamed MorsiMohamed Morsi
(5th President of Egypt)

08 August 1951

El-Adwah

Leo

Ankhesenamun Ankhesenamun
(Ancient Egyptian Queen)

1348 BC

1322 BC

Thebes (Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt)

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

14 November 1922

16 February 2016

Cairo, Egypt

Scorpio

Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz
(Novelist)

11 December 1911

30 August 2006

Cairo, Egypt

Sagittarius

Magdi YacoubMagdi Yacoub
(Heart Surgeon)

16 November 1935

Belbin, Ashraqya, Egypt

Scorpio

SneferuSneferu
(King of Egypt)

Ancient Egypt

Ramy AshourRamy Ashour
(Squash Player)

30 September 1987

Cairo

Libra

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

17 June 1942

Cairo, Egypt

Gemini

Hassan FathyHassan Fathy
(Architect)

23 March 1900

30 November 1989

Alexandria

Aries

PtolemyPtolemy
(Writer)

0100 AD

0168 AD

Egypt

JoshuaJoshua

1356 BC

1245 BC

Ancient Egypt

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

19 November 1944

Cairo

Scorpio

CaesarionCaesarion
(Pharaoh)

23 June 0047

23 August 0030

Alexandria, Egypt

Cancer

Mohamed AttaMohamed Atta
(Hijacker)

01 September 1968

11 September 2001

Kafr Elsheikh

Virgo

AaronAaron
(Prophet)

1408 BC

Egypt

KhufuKhufu
(Ruler)

2566 BC

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

17 January 1933

03 May 1987

Cairo

Capricorn

ImhotepImhotep

Memphis

OrigenOrigen
(Scholar)

0185 AD

0254 AD

Egypt

Catherine of AlexandriaCatherine of Alexandria
(Saint)

0287 AD

0305 AD

Alexandria

Seti ISeti I
(Pharaoh)

1323 BC

1279 BC

Avaris

Thutmose IIIThutmose III
(Pharaoh)

1481 BC

1425 BC

Farouk of EgyptFarouk of Egypt
(Politician, Coin collecting)

11 February 1920

18 March 1965

Alexandria

Aquarius

Demis RoussosDemis Roussos
(Singer, Composer)

15 June 1946

25 January 2015

Alexandria

Gemini

HagarHagar
(Consort)

Amenhotep IIIAmenhotep III
(Pharaoh)

1411 BC

1353 BC

Ancient Egypt

Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
(Patriarch of Alexandria)

0296 AD

02 May 0373

Alexandria

Umm KulthumUmm Kulthum
(Singer)

18 December 1898

03 February 1975

Al Senbellawein

Sagittarius

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
(Monk)

0251 AD

17 January 0356

Heracleopolis Magna

RaffiRaffi
(Singer, Songwriter)

08 July 1948

Cairo

Cancer

Essam El-HadaryEssam El-Hadary
(Egyptian goalkeeper)

15 January 1973

Damietta Governorate

Capricorn

Ramesses IRamesses I
(Pharaoh, Sovereign)

Avaris

Zahi HawassZahi Hawass

1947 AD

Damietta

Ramesses IIIRamesses III
(Pharaoh)

1217 BC

1155 BC

Thebes

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

15 April 1958

Alexandria

Aries

Amr DiabAmr Diab
(Singer)

11 October 1961

Port Said

Libra

Claude FrançoisClaude François
(Singer, Music executive, Composer, Songwriter)

01 February 1939

11 March 1978

Ismaïlia

Aquarius

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
(Mathematician)

0010 AD

0070 AD

Alexandria

Ramadan SobhiRamadan Sobhi
(Footballer)

23 January 1997

Cairo

Aquarius

MenesMenes
(Pharaoh)
HoremhebHoremheb
(Pharaoh)

1292 BC

Heracleopolis Magna

Fuad II of EgyptFuad II of Egypt

16 January 1952

Cairo

Capricorn

Ahmose IAhmose I
(Ruler)

Thebes

Omar GaberOmar Gaber
(Egyptian footballer)

30 January 1992

Cairo

Aquarius

Sam MorsySam Morsy
(Footballer)

10 September 1991

Wolverhampton

Virgo

Ahmed ElmohamadyAhmed Elmohamady
(Association football player)

09 September 1987

El-Mahalla El-Kubra

Virgo

Thutmose IIThutmose II

Mohamed AboutrikaMohamed Aboutrika
(Association football player)

07 November 1978

Giza

Scorpio

KhafraKhafra
(Sovereign)

2479 BC

SmenkhkareSmenkhkare
(Pharaoh)

1334 BC

MerneptahMerneptah

Amenhotep IIAmenhotep II
(Pharaoh)

1401 BC

Memphis

TiyeTiye

1398 BC

1338 BC

Sohag

Ahmed HassanAhmed Hassan
(Association football player, Association football manager)

02 May 1975

Maghagha

Taurus

Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
(Doctor)

0378 AD

27 June 0444

Alexandria

Thutmose IThutmose I
(Pharaoh)

1500 BC

Atom EgoyanAtom Egoyan
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Actor, University teacher)

19 July 1960

Cairo

Cancer

Ali GabrAli Gabr
(Egyptian footballer)

10 January 1989

Alexandria, Egypt

Capricorn

Ptolemy II PhiladelphusPtolemy II Philadelphus
(King)

0309 BC

0246 AD

Alexandria

Omar Abdel-RahmanOmar Abdel-Rahman
(Theologian)

03 May 1938

18 February 2017

Dakahlia Governorate

Taurus

Mohamed Hussein TantawiMohamed Hussein Tantawi
(Politician, Military personnel)

31 October 1935

Cairo

Scorpio

Fuad I of EgyptFuad I of Egypt
(Monarch, King)

26 March 1868

28 April 1936

Cairo

Aries