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Muhammad Ali of Egypt

1769 - 1849

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Muhammad Ali Pasha al-Mas'ud ibn Agha, also known as Muhammad Ali of Egypt and the Sudan (Albanian: Mehmet Ali Pasha, Arabic: محمد علي باشا, ALA-LC: Muḥammad ‘Alī Bāshā; Ottoman Turkish: محمد علی پاشا المسعود بن آغا; Turkish: Kavalalı Mehmed Ali Paşa; 4 March 1769 – 2 August 1849), was the Albanian Ottoman governor and de facto ruler of Egypt from 1805 to 1848, considered the founder of modern Egypt. At the height of his rule, he controlled all of Egypt, Sudan, Hejaz and the Levant. He was a military commander in an Albanian Ottoman force sent to recover Egypt from a French occupation under Napoleon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad Ali of Egypt has received more than 2,122,258 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Muhammad Ali of Egypt is the 347th most popular politician (down from 326th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Greece (down from 37th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Greek Politician.

Muhammad Ali of Egypt is most famous for being the first Arab to win an Olympic gold medal.

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Among politicians, Muhammad Ali of Egypt ranks 347 out of 15,577Before him are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Nerva, Constantine XI Palaiologos, Joachim Murat, Abbas the Great, and François Mitterrand. After him are Charles V of France, Khafra, Turhan Hatice Sultan, Hafsa Sultan, Mustafa II, and Stepan Bandera.

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Among people born in 1769, Muhammad Ali of Egypt ranks 3Before him are Napoleon and Alexander von Humboldt. After him are Georges Cuvier, Michel Ney, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Jean Lannes, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ivan Krylov, André-Jacques Garnerin, and William Smith. Among people deceased in 1849, Muhammad Ali of Egypt ranks 6Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Edgar Allan Poe, James K. Polk, Hokusai, and Johann Strauss I. After him are William II of the Netherlands, Anne Brontë, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Sándor Petőfi, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Heonjong of Joseon.

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Among people born in Greece, Muhammad Ali of Egypt ranks 42 out of 936Before him are Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Solon (-638), Myron (-500), Polybius (-208), and Aristarchus of Samos (-311). After him are Leucippus (-500), Alcibiades (-450), Peisistratos (-600), Draco (-650), Pindar (-517), and Mikis Theodorakis (1925).


Among politicians born in Greece, Muhammad Ali of Egypt ranks 11Before him are Bayezid II (1447), Demosthenes (-384), Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), and Solon (-638). After him are Alcibiades (-450), Peisistratos (-600), Handan Sultan (1574), Xanthippe (-500), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), and Constantine II of Greece (1940).