Famous Egyptian Leaders

Call it the land of pharaohs or the land of gods, the land of Mummy’s or the land of Pyramids, Egypt is home to world’s earliest known civilization. A startling history that goes back to tenth millennium BC, the country is drenched in rich heritage that presages the earliest known developments. Fondly known as the crusaders of the modern world, what if Egypt did not have leaders that lived for the cause of advancement and progress? Would the world still be the same? Would life and living be as it is today? Calendars, toothpaste, board games, eye-makeup, breath mints that have become a part of our world wouldn’t have been possible if Egyptian leaders did not allow for the same. The country has been home to some of finest and skilled leaders whether it was Baybars I of the 13th century or Ismail Pasha of the 19th century. Fuad I or Ahmed Fuad Pasha was the first king of modern Egypt who ruled from 1922 until 1936 and was succeeded by Farouk, King of Egypt. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the current president of Egypt. Read through this section and get details about the life and works of famous Egyptian leaders.

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 1 Moses

Moses
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Famous As: Hebrew Religious Leader, Lawgiver, Prophet
Birthdate: 1391 BC
Nationality: Egyptian, Jordanian
Died: 1272 BC

A prominent prophet in Islam, Christianity, and the Baháʼí Faith among other Abrahamic religions, Moses is also the most important prophet in Judaism. One of the most important biblical characters, Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments are fundamental to both Christianity and Judaism. The authorship of the Torah is also attributed to Moses.

 2 Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1508 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1458 BC

Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmose I, ruled as the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt and was the second female pharaoh, according to records. She was the chief wife of Thutmose II, and ruled jointly with Thutmose III, Thutmose II’s son. She also named herself God's Wife of Amun.

 3 Mohamed Morsi

Mohamed Morsi
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Famous As: 5th President of Egypt
Birthdate: August 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Egyptian

Mohamed Morsi served as the Egyptian president from 2012 to 2013 and was ousted from office by a coup. He led the Freedom and Justice Party briefly and was part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Following his ouster, he was charged with various crimes, but he died during a re-trial.

 4 Akhenaten

Akhenaten
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Famous As: Pharoah of Egypt
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Akhenaten ruled Egypt in 14th century B.C. He is believed to be Tutankhamun’s father. Akhenaten’s monuments and statues were destroyed following his death, as his deviation from the traditional polytheistic Egyptian culture, to worshipping Aten, was rejected by people. His capital city and his mummy were later unearthed by researchers.

 5 Cleopatra

Cleopatra
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Famous As: Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Nationality: Egyptian, Greek
Died: August 12, 0030

The last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the last true pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra is described as an extremely beautiful woman who was also intelligent and educated with command over numerous languages. Her romance and military alliances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony have inspired numerous art works.

 6 Khufu

Khufu
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 2566 BC
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 7 Joshua

Joshua
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Birthdate: 1356 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1245 BC
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 8 Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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Famous As: Former UN Secretary General
Birthdate: November 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: February 16, 2016

Grandson of former Egyptian prime minister Boutros Ghali Bey, politician Boutros Boutros-Ghali is remembered for his tenure as the secretary-general of the UN, which witnessed peacekeeping activities in war-torn areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. His illustrious career boasted of various prestigious academic positions and a Fulbright scholarship.

 9 Aaron

Aaron
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Famous As: Prophet
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1408 BC

 10 Ay

Ay
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1319 AD

 11 Ramesses I

Ramesses I
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Famous As: Pharaoh, Sovereign
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian

 12 Hagar

Hagar
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian

 13 Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb
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Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: October 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: August 29, 1966

Sayyid Qutb was an Egyptian educator, author, Islamic theorist, revolutionary, and poet. During the 1950s and 1960s, Qutb was an important member of the Society of the Muslim Brothers. Sayyid Qutb is regarded as the Father of Salafi-Jihadism, a transnational religious-political ideology that forms the basis of several Jihadist organizations, such as Daesh and Al Qaeda.

 14 Anthony the Great

Anthony the Great
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0251 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: January 17, 0356

Anthony the Great is revered as the patron saint of diseases for miraculously healing people of ailments such as ergot poisoning, which came to be known as St. Anthony's Fire. Known widely as the Father of Monasticism, he had spent 20 years in isolation in the Thebaid desert.

 15 Athanasius of Alexandria

Athanasius of Alexandria
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Famous As: Patriarch of Alexandria
Birthdate: 0296 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: May 2, 0373

Athanasius of Alexandria was the 20th bishop of Alexandria. A well-known Egyptian leader of the 4th century, Athanasius' career was shaped by his conflicts with Arius and successive Roman emperors. He is venerated as a saint and his feast day is observed on different days depending upon the various churches.

 16 Menes

Menes
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian

 17 Fuad II of Egypt

Fuad II of Egypt
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Birthdate: January 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Egyptian

 18 Amenhotep II

Amenhotep II
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1401 BC

 19 Suzanne Mubarak

Suzanne Mubarak
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Egyptian

 20 Hassan al-Banna

Hassan al-Banna
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Famous As: School teacher
Birthdate: October 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: February 12, 1949

 21 Merneptah

Merneptah
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian, Kosovar

 22 Thutmose I

Thutmose I
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1500 BC
Nationality: Egyptian

 23 Smenkhkare

Smenkhkare
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1334 BC

 24 Thutmose II

Thutmose II
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1510 BC
Nationality: Egyptian, Kosovar
Died: 1479 BC

 25 Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt

Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt
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Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: March 4, 1789
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Egyptian, Greek
Died: November 10, 1848

 26 Ptolemy II Philadelphus

Ptolemy II Philadelphus
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0309 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 0246 AD

 27 Pepi II Neferkare

Pepi II Neferkare
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 2284 BC

 28 Thutmose IV

Thutmose IV
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1420 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1390 BC

 29 Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria
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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: November 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Egyptian

 30 Muhammad Abduh

Muhammad Abduh
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: 1849 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: July 11, 1905

 31 Gamal Mubarak

Gamal Mubarak
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Egyptian

 32 Sobekneferu

Sobekneferu
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1802 BC

 33 Hor-Aha

Hor-Aha
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Famous As: pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian

 34 Unas

Unas
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 2350 BC

 35 Mentuhotep II

Mentuhotep II
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1995 BC

 36 Shoshenq I

Shoshenq I
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 0924 BC

 37 Senusret I

Senusret I
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Famous As: Pharaoh, politician
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1919 BC

 38 Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria

Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria
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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: August 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: March 17, 2012

 39 Pope Miltiades

Pope Miltiades
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Famous As: Bishop of Rome, Pope
Birthdate: 0250 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: December 31, 0314

 40 Userkaf

Userkaf
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 2487 BC

 41 Perdiccas

Perdiccas
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0350 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 0321 BC

 42 Abd el-Krim

Abd el-Krim
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: 1882 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: February 6, 1963

 43 Senusret III

Senusret III
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Famous As: Pharaoh, politician
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1839 BC

 44 Neferirkare Kakai

Neferirkare Kakai
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 2483 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 2465 BC

 45 Khasekhemwy

Khasekhemwy
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 2686 BC

 46 Abdel Hakim Amer

Abdel Hakim Amer
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Famous As: Military general
Birthdate: December 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: September 13, 1967

 47 Kamose

Kamose
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 1550 BC

 48 Sahure

Sahure
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 2500 BC
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 2490 BC

 49 Ahmed Shafik

Ahmed Shafik
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Egyptian

 50 Muhammad Naguib

Muhammad Naguib
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Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Egyptian, Sudanese
Died: August 29, 1984