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Mehmet Ali (c. 1769–1849) by Thomas Brigstocke, exh. RA 1849 photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London


Mehmet Ali (c. 1769–1849), Ottoman viceroy and founder of the Egyptian royal family, was born in the Macedonian port of Kavalla, though the actual date of his birth has been obscured. Mehmet Ali himself often gave the date as 1769, the year in which both ...