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Al-Nahas, Mustafa (1879–1965), prime minister of Egypt, was born on 15 June 1879 in Samanud, in the Gharbiyya province of Egypt's Nile delta, where his father was a timber merchant. He attended the Khedival Secondary School in Cairo between 1891 and 1896, and graduated from the ...

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'Urabi ['Arabi], Ahmad Muhammad [Aḣmad Muḣammad 'Urabī; known as Arabi Pasha] (1841–1911), army officer and politician in Egypt, was born on 31 March 1841 (7 Safar 1257 according to the Islamic calendar) in the village of Huriyyah Razna, near the delta town of ...

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Ahmad Muhammad 'Urabi (1841–1911) by unknown engraver, pubd 1882 (after N. Fettel & Co.) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Zaghlul, Saad (1857x9–1927), prime minister of Egypt, was born in Ibiana, about thirty-five miles east of Alexandria, to prosperous peasant parents with official connections in the local province of Gharbiyya. He had a younger brother, Ahmad Fathi Zaghlul (1863–1914), who became a writer, translator of European political philosophers, and judge. After an education at the local Koranic school ...