Famous Egyptian Media Personalities

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Yusuf al-Qaradawi
(Egyptian Islamic Scholar)
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
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Birthdate: September 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saft Turab, Egypt

Yusuf al-Qaradawi was an Egyptian scholar based in Qatar. An important influencer in the Muslim world, Al-Qaradawi is best remembered for his program, Sharia and Life. In addition to authoring over 120 books, Yusuf al-Qaradawi also helped found a website known as IslamOnline. Al-Qaradawi is often counted among the most influential Islamic scholars of his generation.

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Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm
(Egyptian Visionary and Writer)
Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm
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Birthdate: October 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 26, 1987

Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm was an Egyptian visionary and writer. Counted among the pioneers of the Arabic drama and novel, Al-Hakim is credited with inspiring the works of future artistes like Mohammed Fairouz. Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm's novel A Bullet in the Heart was later adapted into a film and stage play.

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Muhammad Hassanein Heikal
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Birthdate: September 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Al Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt
Died: February 17, 2016
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Amenhotep, son of Hapu
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Birthdate: 1425 AD
Birthplace: Athribis, Egypt
Died: 1356 AD
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Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad
(Egyptian Poet, Journalist, and Literary Critic)
Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad
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Birthdate: June 28, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aswan, Egypt
Died: March 13, 1964

Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad was an Egyptian poet, journalist, and literary critic. He is widely regarded as a polymath as his writings cover a wide range of subjects, such as poetry, criticism, history, philosophy, Islamology, politics, science, biography, and Arabic literature. Apart from writing over 100 books, Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad also founded a poetry school called Al-Diwan.

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Ahdaf Soueif
(Egyptian Cultural and Political Commentator and Novelist)
Ahdaf Soueif
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Birthdate: March 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

Ahdaf Soueif is an Egyptian cultural and political commentator and novelist. She is best known for her second novel The Map of Love, which has been translated into over 20 languages. The book was also nominated for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Ahdaf Soueif is also the recipient of the Cavafy Award and Mahmoud Darwish Award.

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Mustafa Kamil Pasha
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Birthdate: August 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: February 10, 1908
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Tamim al-Barghouti
(Palestinian-Egyptian Columnist, Poet, and Political Scientist)
Tamim al-Barghouti
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Birthdate: June 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

Tamim al-Barghouti is a Palestinian-Egyptian columnist, poet, and political scientist. Dubbed the poet of Jerusalem, Tamim is best known for his critically acclaimed poem In Jerusalem, which he presented in a television competition show called Prince of Poets in 2007. Tamim al-Barghouti has also worked as a professor at Georgetown University and the Free University of Berlin. 

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Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed
(Egyptian Nationalist, Anti-Colonial Activist, Intellectual and the First Director of Cairo University)
Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed
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Birthdate: January 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: March 5, 1963

Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed was an Egyptian nationalist, anti-colonial activist, and intellectual. He is best remembered for his service as the first director of Cairo University. Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential intellectuals and scholars in the history of Egypt, Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed was also the architect of Egyptian liberalism and secularism.

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Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu
(Turkish Journalist, Novelist, Diplomat, and Political Figure)
Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu
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Birthdate: March 27, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: December 13, 1974

Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu was a Turkish journalist, novelist, diplomat, and political figure. He is best remembered for his association with a Turkish newspaper called Tan, where he served as the founding editor-in-chief. He also contributed to another newspaper called İkdam during the Turkish War of Independence. Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu is also credited with co-founding the Kadro magazine.

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Mustafa Amin
(Columnist)
Mustafa Amin
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Birthdate: February 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: April 13, 1997
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Ahmad Zaki Pasha
(Philologist, Educator)
Ahmad Zaki Pasha
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Birthdate: May 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 5, 1934
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Amīnah al-Saʿīd
(Journalist)
Amīnah al-Saʿīd
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Birthdate: January 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: August 13, 1995
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Gamal al-Ghitani
(One of Egypt's Best-Known Authors)
Gamal al-Ghitani
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Birthdate: May 9, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sohag Governorate, Egypt
Died: October 18, 2015

Gamal al-Ghitani went from being a carpet designer to one of Egypt’s greatest authors. Best known for his novel Zayni Barakat, the author had also been a journalist for Akhbar El Yom. He received the Egyptian National Prize for Literature in 1980. He was also known for his views against Islamic fundamentalism.