Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769-1849).

Albanian Ottoman governor of Egypt and later the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan.

Born into Albanian family in present day Kavala, northern Greece. Muhammad Ali was a brilliant military strategist, politician and reformer who attempted to make Egypt his own personal kingdom, later on, even winning wars against the Ottoman Empire.

Some of his most famous feats were the conquest of Sudan, reformation of the Egyptian economy, agriculture and the industrialization of Egypt & modernization of it’s army. As well as the defeat of the first Saudi/Wahhabi state at the hands of his sons who served as his military commanders.

A very ambitious man with a brilliant mind. Some of the future posts will speak more in-depth about him and his family, inshaAllah.

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